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Overheating on climbs.. what is wrong?(4 posts)

Overheating on climbs.. what is wrong?cyclopathic
Jul 22, 2002 4:03 PM
was riding on Sat and lost a climb almost fainted had to stop 1/2 way under the tree to take gloves off and squirt water in helmet vents and cool down. It was in full afternoon sun warm and humid, a medium size hill ~12% 600-800' gain. How do you guys deal with climbs and heat?
Have the fans throw water at you!Kerry Irons
Jul 22, 2002 6:37 PM
You basically were going too hard relative to your ability to dissipate heat. Your only alternatives are to slow down, stop (like you did), and/or douse yourself with water to improve cooling. Given your "sunny, warm, & humid" weather description, added cooling water might not do any good since it wouldn't evaporate much anyway. Water over the head feels best, but water on the jersey gives you the most surface area for evaporation.
no, no, go faster!DougSloan
Jul 22, 2002 6:50 PM
Last summer, Sven was hitchhiking back to the farm and got a ride on a motorcycle. The biker put the Harley up to about 75 MPH and Sven hollered " Vhy are ve going so fast?" The biker replied " the faster you go,the cooler it gets." They came to a crossroads where Sven hooked up with a big rig for the remainder of the trip. The truck driver ran that big Freightliner up to 90 MPH. "Vhy are ve going so fast?" asked Sven. "The faster you go,the cooler it gets." replied the driver. Well, Sven made it back to the farm and later that summer it was a scorcher. 104 degrees in the shade. Sven saddled up his horse and took off riding across the prairie just as fast as he could, got two miles from the farm when the horse dropped over dead. Well, he didn't want to leave the saddle so he started carrying it back to to farm. On his way he met his brother Olaf who asked what he was doin carryin' the saddle. " Horse died." replied Sven. " What did he die from ?" asked Olaf. Sven told him " Near as I can figure out, he froze to death !"

Doug
Oh, Doug, Doug, Doug... (nm)shirt
Jul 22, 2002 8:06 PM