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    how do you beat the heat?

    when in hot climates such as the south west... UT, AZ, SOCAL.

    when wearing full sleeve jerseys, DH pants and pads, how do you keep cool while waiting for your start time?

    i've been wearing shorts/knee/shin pad combo, with pressure suit, elbow pads and a Hawaiian tee shirt. besides trying to find shade and drinking water, how do you guys put up with the heat?
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    Go north and up in elevation . Not much else you can do if you want to wear pads.

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    More sweat! Plus early morning rides @ 5am.
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    Why are you wearing so much pads waiting to race? Take some of it off while waiting.
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    +1 to early morning rides @ 5am
    No body armor here, so i can ride with wet t-shirt.
    Excellent against overheating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive
    That thing looks pretty cool, i wonder if it actually works though.

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    Water

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    I prefer to ride naked

    or at least without a shirt
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    i just pull off my helmet and pads. seems to help quite a bit.
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    Lots of water, just wear knee pads. Only use the fullface for shuttles. Sweat, sweat, sweat.
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    Elevation! Granite Basin, although it did hit 95 there today......

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    pour a bucket of water over yourself.

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    Be glad you guys don't live in Austin. Yesterday I went out and it was 102 degree on the trail. Unfortunately I could only make it out riding during the afternoon. It sucked because I had just got a new fork on my bike a 55 ETA, Thanks to Chad at Red Barn Bikes, and I could only make Half of the Loop after 45 min of being in the Heat. And on top of this Heat hear in Texas we have a lot of humidity. Sorry to B*tch so much but yesterday was just frustrating.
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    P.S. Anyone know where to hook up the Air connection on a 55ETA?

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    Yeah, AZ gets hotter but at least the humidity is almost nonexistent. It was 112 today but only 9% humidity. Yay.
    Edit: as for the 55ETA, if it's like my 55R the air valve is under the top cap on the right side. It just unscrews, uses a schraeder valve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive

    I used a simular one when I was racing rally cars and it works! Someone also makes a gel tube type deal that you can soak in water and chill. The key is location, around the neck, cools you blood like a radatior. Inside temps of our car would be well over a 100 with windows up and not much air flow.
    Enjoy every ride!

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    i ride with a giant umbrella over my head so i always have shade. go faster the wind will cool you down
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    661 core cooler.

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    Wear some speedos, no armor, and don't wreck.... it's really just that simple.

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    it will warm up but it help in the beggining to through your jersey and short/pants in a cooler full of ice on the drive out to your spot.

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    a nice dry ice spritzer with mint leaves and a splash of rum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sombrio69
    it will warm up but it help in the beggining to through your jersey and short/pants in a cooler full of ice on the drive out to your spot.
    My room is next to an uninsulated garage and my room at nite is around 90-95 so I do that with my pillows. I never had thought to do the same thing with my jersey, good idea!

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