In this hot and hot season, do you still insist on your daily cycling activities? During the four seasons of the year, the harsh environment in winter and summer has put forward higher requirements for the physique and adaptability of the riders. Therefore, understanding the summer riding taboos and precautions will be an important thing. Next, I’ll tell you five details you should pay attention to when riding an electric bicycle in summer.
Pay attention to drink plenty of water
During the high temperature cycling in summer,we muest need to replenish a lot of water. Therefore, when riding out, we must fill the kettle with water . To prevent water shortage from destroying the body’s water balance, affecting the riding state, leading to palpitation, dizziness, fatigue and severe symptoms of overheating and dehydration.
When drinking water, we do not advocate that we take a large mouthful and drink a lot at one time, because this way of binge drinking will increase the burden of the gastrointestinal tract, hinder breathing, and excessive drinking water will also cause the loss of some electrolytes in the body, reduce the ability to exercise.
Therefore, in the process of cycling, We should drink a little at one time and a few more times. It is recommended that you should be supplemented with no more than 100 milliliters every 20 minutes after riding electric bicycle. The water temperature in the kettle should not be too low, and the best temperature is between 5 to10 degrees.
Don’t ride in high temperature. Be aware of the symptoms of heatstroke
Summer cycling activities are generally recommended in the morning, evening or night, and it is not advocated that people ride in the sun, especially during the period from 11 a.m. to 16 p.m. It’s easy to accumulate too much heat on the helmet-wrapped head and cause heatstroke.
How should we prevent heatstroke?First, choose a helmet with good ventilation and it will prevent your head overheating to causing discomfort. Secondly, We should wear sunscreen and choose light, breathable and soft electric bicycle clothes. Thirdly, you need to pay attention to interval breaks. When you feel tired and uncomfortable, please stop in time, find a cool and quiet place to rest. Finally, refer to the first point, drink more water. All of these can prevent the body from getting too hot and heatstroke.
In the meantime, you can also prepare some medicine for heatstroke.
Don’t take a lot of ice water and take a cold bath immediately after riding
After the intense cycling,drink lots of ice water immediately, but this way of drinking ice drinks will do your body a lot of harm.For example, appetite decline is mild, acute gastritis is severe. We can drink cold drinks in time and in moderation, preferably after resting and recovering, so that you won’t do too much harm to your stomach.
Secondly, after cycling, if you take a shower immediately, it will easily lead to many diseases. Therefore, it is suggested to sit quietly for a while and then you can take a bath with warm water or cool water at a lower temperature.
Clean cycling equipment in time
In the hot and humid summer environment, sweat-soaked riding equipment will be more likely to breed germs, so after the return of riding, we must pay attention to timely cleaning of personal equipment. In particular, attention should be paid to the immediate cleaning of the electric bicycle clothes after removing them, so as to prevent bacteria from breeding, which will lead to corrosion of the fabric and aggravate the aging of the fabric in serious cases.
Warm water with mild detergent or special sportswear detergents are recommended. First, soak the bike clothes in warm water for about 5 to 10 minutes. The time should not be too long or too short. Then scrub them carefully with your hands. Do not use a brush. Pour in the detergent. After scrubbing again, wring them dry and air-dry them naturally. In hot summer, we recommend that you prepare two or three sets of cycling clothes.
Helmet pads and kettles also need frequent cleaning. At present, many helmet pads are equipped with deodorization and sweat absorption, but they also need to be cleaned in time, which not only can deodorize and sweat, but also can prolong the life of the pad to maintain good elasticity and performance.
Rain-proof in rainy season, pay attention to vehicle maintenance
Summer high temperature weather, often accompanied by rainstorms occur from time to time. Riding in the rain can cause visual field obstruction, and lead to sudden drop in body temperature after raining, which can easily lead to cold, fever, headache and other diseases. Therefore, when you travel, you must pay attention to the weather conditions and try to avoid travel activities in rainy days.
If you have to ride an electric bicycle in the rain, please wear a fluorescence-color raincoat. Then the driver can see you clearly in the rain curtain and avoid danger as far as possible. If the rain is too heavy, it’s better to stop at the shelter and wait for the rain to decrease before starting. When you arrive at your destination, you should change your wet clothes in time, take a hot bath and drink a bowl of ginger soup. It can guard against the flu.
After cycling in rainy days, attention should also be paid to the timely cleaning and maintenance of electric bicycles. Otherwise, it will easily lead to the paint corrosion and chain rusting.
There are five details you should pay attention to when riding an electric bicycle in summer. I hope it will be helpful for every cyclist and enjoy a pleasant ride in summer.