Old 06-25-19, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
You retired? Congratulations! I tell you ... I'm feeling what my son calls the "cold hand of death" on my shoulder and wondering when I should retire.

I actually like riding in warmer weather than most ... at least out here where it is dry enough so that a cooling breeze evaporates perspiration. For me, it's a matter of making sure my electrolytes are within range (I use Endurolytes), and adjusting my pace accordingly. I drink when I'm thirsty and leave it at that.
Yes, I retired in April. I couldn't face another summer there. I wasn't ready financially, Mrs. John is having job issues, like she might not have one anymore, but I just had to get out of there.

Anyway I am trying to regain some of my endurance on the bike. Went to Mount Wilson last Saturday, felt good about that.

If it's hot and I'm climbing I can't drink enough. I've found lately it helps to keep forcing myself to drink water after the ride and on rest days. More now than in years past.
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