The breeze is blowing slowly at night, which is comfortable and enjoyable, but during the day, as the temperature becomes higher and higher, it will bring some difficulties in riding for people. We will list some tips that can help you on cycling in summer.
1. Make a Detailed Plan Before Cycling
◎Make the travel route
◎ Check the traffic situation
◎The equipment you carry should be within the tolerable range as much as possible.
◎ Check the battery
2. Reasonable Arrangement Of Riding Time
If riding in summer, please try to make full use of morning and evening time to go cycling. At noon, you can choose a suitable place to rest, which is not easily sunburned with avoiding high temperatures.
3. Prevent Sunburn
When riding in summer, don't ignore UV protection during the hot weather. Slather on your sunscreen at least 20 minutes before you head out for your riding. In addition, because the sun protection index is different and the effect time is also different, it is best to use at least SPF30 outdoors.
4. Ride Together
If you love riding together, a small group is necessary. You can share the fun on the road with each other, and safer than one person. If there are some troubles on the way, you can help and depend on each other.
5. Fully Equipped
Equipment is very important. Bring the necessary items, and do n’t bring extra things. And things like water bottles, pumps, caps, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc., which are essential for riding in summer. The most common load-bearing (carrying equipment) method is the rear rack +saddle bag+backpack, and the way of carrying the trailer is also popular.
6. Cycling Skills
The pedaling skill refers to sitting on the cushion and stepping on smoothly, no matter what kind of terrain, it can keep smooth. There is no extra movement during the pedaling process, and the high pedaling skill represents the consumption of less energy at the same power output.
Perfect pedaling skills are arguably the most important part of cycling skills. Everyone is eager to make their pedaling process smooth and even, which not only looks smooth but also improves your cycling efficiency. Riding efficiency is similar to the fuel consumption of cycling, which means that at the same power, you will consume less energy, which also means that you ride faster.
7. Ensure Adequate Drinking Water
Because the temperature is high in summer and the water loss is faster, so the water loss in summer is often much higher than that in the other three seasons with the same distance. There's no doubt that the most important point of summer cycling is to replenish the water.
The normal water requirement is 1000 to 2000 ml, then the summer needs to add 2000 to 3000 ml, which includes that you also need to get water supplementary through food to achieve this requirement. But for the exercise of cycling, the amount of water through food is not enough, you need more water to drink.
8. Avoid Drinking Immediately After Exercise
Although such beverages can quickly take away a lot of calories in the body, due to the high gas content, there will be a feeling of bloating after drinking, which results in the false appearance ---" a lot of water has been replenished".
This kind of beverage is rich in sugar and has a high viscosity. Drinking after exercise will increase the speed of gastrointestinal motility and cause discomfort.
Drinking a lot after exercise will cause gastrointestinal dysfunction.
For one thing, alcohol will reduce people's ability to exercise. Studies have shown that alcohol can reduce strength, speed, muscle endurance, and cardiovascular endurance. For another, alcohol in beer can stimulate the kidneys to produce urine and accelerate the loss of water in the body. Some studies have shown that the body can lose 3% of its body weight due to water loss within 4 hours after drinking alcohol.
Coffee and tea:
Both types of beverages contain caffeine. Caffeine has a diuretic effect, which can lead to insufficient water supplementation in the body.
9. Take Care Of Your Bike
For the need to substantially overhaul or maintain your all-terrain electric fat tire bike, you can consider the local bike shop, there's no problem! But if it's just a small-scale fine-tuning, you can do it yourself. (Believe yourself!) Repairing bicycles by yourself can help you reduce unnecessary expenses, and at the same time you will have a sense of accomplishment and will cherish your bike even more.
You can learn to clean your bicycle first, and then do basic routine lubrication of some key parts of the bike. This maintenance can avoid some unnecessary technical errors. Regularly check the bolts on the related parts of the bike for ensuring that they are tightened. Have some questions about your maintenance skills? It doesn't matter! You can refer to some online videos and quick knowledge about bicycle maintenance.