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Ride the heat wave with these 10 proven tricks

Avatar by on July 31st, 2017 at 12:18 pm

Splash Dance Ride-15-14

This guy has the right idea.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

It’s coming. A collective flip-out has begun because several days of triple-digit temperatures are about to hit Portland.
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Sweat and sprinklers: Thoughts on sultry cycling survival

Avatar by on July 27th, 2009 at 10:42 am

Hottest Day of the Year Ride

How will you beat the heat?
(Photos © J. Maus)

If you’re out and about on two wheels today, remember to respect the heat. It’s hot out there (as if you didn’t know already) and it can make riding not only uncomfortable, but downright dangerous if you’re not ready for it.

We hear a lot about how the dark, cold, wet winters keep folks from riding, but the other day a friend of mine said showing up at his destination dripping in sweat after a bike ride was almost just as much of a deterrent. (I can relate. Last week I realized after riding home that the back of my shorts had two huge sweat spots on them. I’m O.K. with my bike identity, but I realize how butt sweat might challenge someone’s social self esteem. I thought of sharing a photo but thought better of it (you’re welcome).)
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