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Old 07-01-22, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by AlgarveCycling View Post
I add electrolytes to my bottles to help. Anyone racing in high temps and humidity will be doing this;
Electrolyte requirement especially sodium goes way up on long and hot rides.

The last time I did Climb to Kaiser was on the hottest day of the year, in an already hot part of California. My computer recorded 120F near the end of the ride.

My ride time was a little under 9 hours, and even though I was drinking Gatorade from the aid stations, it wasn't enough. I ended up in the Clovis emergency department with hyponatremia. Unpleasant and dangerous.
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