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Looking at my black draggin brand jeans, it’s plain to see white stains all over them. What are those from, you might ask? Those are salt deposits from sweating like a hash cook over a hot grill in a kitchen with no windows.
Or, in this case, riding a motorcycle sitting on a very hot engine long enough to bring buns to a nice toasty finish.
It was stressed over and over on the Women’s Freedom Ride the need to drink lots of water. I’m not one to drink much water and I returned from a 3 day ride earlier this year and felt awful the day after. All day long, I felt drug out and run over. I now think it was dehydration.
At every fuel stop, which is roughly every 2 hours on a road bike, I made it a point to drink a bottle of water and the same at lunch. I never did feel poorly even after 14 days of riding, even in high heat. This is now part of my regimen and I keep bottles of water in my saddlebags.
I also feel free to salt my food liberally. I can see I’m getting rid of it, so my main worry is having enough of it in my body.
Ride on, Wind Sisters.