1. STAY HYDRATED
Our first suggestion is to prehydrate. Just like you would for any good party, pre-hydrating ensures you're at the top of your game before you even start. If you start your ride dehydrated you won't get very far before feeling lightheaded and dizzy.
For hydration during the ride, make sure to add electrolyte powder to your water, keeping your muscles from cramping. It doesn't take long to sweat out those essential minerals.
2. USE ICE
This could be one of our merino caps, leg/arm warmer, shirt, etc.. find a convenience store, fill up your makeshift pack with ice, and place it in your pocket or on your upper back under your jersey. You may get wet, but it will help you cool down, reset, and make it home. If you're near a creek, river, or lake, jump on in, as this will help you cool down too.
3. WEAR THE PROPER CLOTHING
4. PICK THE RIGHT ROUTE
So if you're feeling a little hot and unmotivated, get a frozen water bottle, an ice pack, and a water-soaked merino cap and head on out for a spin in the heat.