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Getting chills while riding(9 posts)

Getting chills while ridingtxcross
Jun 3, 2003 10:00 AM
I went out for a quick 45 minute ride at lunch today, temperature is 90 with humidity around 59% ("feels like 97") After about 35 minutes minutes I started to get goose pimples on my arms, legs and neck. I drank plenty of water throughout the morning and feel perfectly fine. Is this something to worry about. I am pretty well aclimated to the heat here and have never really had this happen before. Is this common?
re: Getting chills while ridingHigh Gear
Jun 3, 2003 10:21 AM
Sounds like you were starting to get heat stroke. I had this happen to me a few years back on a 100 degree day and 30 miles out. I bet if you were out for more time, you would have found yourself slowing down and getting the shakes. I drank too. Who knows. You could have been depleted of something like sodium.
heat stroke?Fredrico
Jun 3, 2003 10:33 AM
I've gotten chills on hot days, but always recovered, never felt dehydrated. I attributed it to sitting at a desk in an air conditioned room for 4 hours. Suddenly challenged by heat and exercise, the physiology produced goose bumps. Maybe it was just the anticipation of the pleasure and release of riding after too many hours at rest.

Don't worry.
Jun 3, 2003 11:09 AM
I often get that sensation about 3 miles into my after-work run. Starts as a chill up my spind followed by goosebumps. Not enough exertion yet to constitute heatstroke.

Usually goes away after about 1/2 mile. I usually think 'hmp. odd'. Then forgetaboutout.
This has happened to me as well...PsyDoc
Jun 3, 2003 11:06 AM
...and I am not sure why. When I lived in Southern California, I never experienced it, but once I moved to Kentucky and now Georgia I have had it happen. I wonder if it has anything to do with higher amounts of humidity in the air, you are sweating, going fairly fast, wind blowing, so you are actually cooling yourself off?
Bingo. (nm)Fredrico
Jun 3, 2003 1:19 PM
Humidity makes it feel warmer, not colderKerry
Jun 3, 2003 5:33 PM
If it's cool outside, (60F or colder) then humidity makes it feel colder. Otherwise, it makes it harder for sweat to evaporate and so you are hotter, not cooler.
Jun 4, 2003 6:51 AM
Anecdotal evidence suggests something else is going on. Maybe the higher the temperature, the hotter the body, the more it will sweat. If the humidity is high, the sweat will not evaporate as quickly and linger on the skin, where it will cool longer and cause goose bumps.

How's that? Is there a chemist in the house?
re: Getting chills while ridingnicholasdunford
Jun 3, 2003 11:39 PM
A week ago I did 22 miles in 108 degree weather in AZ. Near the 20 mile mark started getting chills and goosebumps. Does not seem to be a symptom of dehydration or electrolyte depletion, but still was very unnerving.