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Hot Weather Trackday Tips?

Like the title says: Do you guys have any tips for not getting exhausted during hot weather trackdays?

I'm gonna be at Heartland Park in Topeka next weekend and it should be in the 90's ... so any tips would be greatly appreciated.
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Before:
Drink a lot of water and Gatorade type stuff.
Have a good night of sleep, it will be way harder on your body and you can need every drop of energy you can get.

During:
Drink a lot of water and Gatorade type stuff.
Don't forget to eat, but only small portions ( yea if I would ever do that...), too much food will get your blood in your belly...
Put a towel in your cooler so it stays ice-cold, when you come off track put it on your neck and head.
Pit in early if you fell not comfortable, set a session out if you are not feeling good.
oh and drink lot of water and Gatorade type stuff...
If you don't have to pee, drink more...
Take a shower in between sessions if you feel like you are too hot.

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Drink water and Gatorade type stuff.

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Start hydrating a few DAYS before.

Take advantage of any area's open to you with AC.

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Get a mister bottle and spray yourself down between sessions. I don't ride track, but I do 16 hour days in 104 temps in Disney, it helps.



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What Germany said.

Also, don't gear up early for the session. Sitting on hot pit on a hot bike is a sure way to overheat. When they call the 5min for your session, wait 3, then gear up. You've got it timed right when you can basically role out onto the track without stopping.
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In addition to the above (I'll re-emphasize HYDRATE before, during, and after) I also throw my under armour shirt in ice water between sessions. Shocking to put back on but really keeps the core temperature regulated. Also, soaking the back protector in cold water helps.

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What Germany said.

Also, don't gear up early for the session. Sitting on hot pit on a hot bike is a sure way to overheat. When they call the 5min for your session, wait 3, then gear up. You've got it timed right when you can basically role out onto the track without stopping.
this is prob the biggest +1

dont forget the under-armor. you'll notice as soon as you start moving, its like airconditioning. stay out of the sun and drink lots of water. make sure to relax between sessions and dont eat a double cheeseburger for lunch. i try to stick with grilled chicken and a light salad.
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tips for not getting exhausted, are you serious?? trackdays wear out fat and/or old people. take your leathers off between session and suck on a chilled pacifier bro

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tips for not getting exhausted, are you serious?? trackdays wear out fat and/or old people.
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I can sip a bit of ice cold water all the way around the track.

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Good info above. In the heat/humidity, you will sweat out a LOT of water and salts/electrolytes. You should be drinking about 1 liter of water every hour, and supplementing with electrolyte powders/drinks. If you're not peeing CLEAR, then you're not hydrated.

Ice cold water may feel good going down, but warm/cool water will absorb into the body faster and will reduce the possibility of stomach cramps.

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i'm both

AC in the trailer rocks
I often find Greg Kotlinski layed out on the floor of our trailer


also love my Spidi roo leathers with the hydro pack in the hump.
I can sip a bit of ice cold water all the way around the track.

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Pre hydrate days in advance, hydrate during the event equal to your sweat rate, and be in good physical condition. Everything else is gravy. If you don't have one of those 3 right there, you are gonna have a rough day.
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AC in the trailer rocks
I often find Greg Kotlinski layed out on the floor of our trailer
Since you weren't there, I had to be found in Brent's trailer layed out on the floor in the AC

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WTF man who knows their sweat rate.

i drink one of those power aid drinks between each session

+1 all what germ said
maybe stay away from ac to get used to the heat

i want to drink, but only to kill a certain few brain cells and i don't care how many i have to take out to get to them.
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WTF man who knows their sweat rate.

i drink one of those power aid drinks between each session

+1 all what germ said
maybe stay away from ac to get used to the heat
Bath scale, weigh before the day, weigh after riding, drink the equivalent amount of water you lost throughout the day. Easy.
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Hydration is key*

*Gatorade will not hydrate you enough.
Water is not the answer either!

You sweat more then just water, so you need to replenish your electrolytes as well.
Sure Gatorade/Sports drinks have the electrolytes you need... but you don't sweat sugar.
Your body can NOT process all the carbs in a sports drink fast enough to also stay hydrated by it.
The wife and I use water and Nuun tabs. You can also get electrolyte pills.
Are drink 2 waters to 1 sport drink.

Also, skip the A/C. The change in body temperature can reap havoc on the body as well.
For me, it is easier to acclimate to the hot, by staying hot.


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Pre hydrate days in advance, hydrate during the event equal to your sweat rate, and be in good physical condition. Everything else is gravy. If you don't have one of those 3 right there, you are gonna have a rough day.
I already failed... ;-)

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It was very hot and humid at Redbud this past weekend



This past weekend we lost Josh Lichtle. Like most racers at any AMA National, Lichtle had been racing motocross since he was a little kid, and he and his family have been a staple in the motocross community for almost 20 years. Lichtle would’ve turned 24 next month.

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It was very hot and humid at Redbud this past weekend



This past weekend we lost Josh Lichtle. Like most racers at any AMA National, Lichtle had been racing motocross since he was a little kid, and he and his family have been a staple in the motocross community for almost 20 years. Lichtle would’ve turned 24 next month.

Reports say that Lichtle passed away this weekend from heat-related issues coming from racing at the RedBud National


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He got off the bike right in front of where we were watching. You could tell he was dazed and out of it. It was very hot and humid out there Saturday. Even a few specators passed out.
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Last track day here was 115, track temp about 135. Next track day is not till Sept.

-Hydrate days before.

-Don't drink alcohol the night before.

-Hydrate (water/electrolytes) throughout the day, but don't gorge yourself on water.

-Take off all your gear between sessions (underarmour helps)

-Water yourself down as you gear up at the last minute.

-Don't eat a big lunch, take it easy the first session after lunch.

-If you start paying more attention to the heat then your riding come back in. If you feel the heat radiating out from you rather than beating down on you, pit.

-A little fruit during the day is great for me. I cut up watermelon and throw it in ice.

-walk around for a few minutes after your session, don't just sit down. Throw a wet towel on your head when you do it.

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