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[RC] Rude Awakening - sherman

I worked in a high school athletic field “snack shack” for 3 hours yesterday and another 3 hours today. I didn’t even do any posting and I felt sick from the heat, even though I was drinking and was in the shade. Well, I had done a two hour ride in the heat yesterday before I went in to volunteer, that might have contributed to that sick feeling. ButI had eaten a good breakfast.


Anyway, may I suggest you switch those small bottles for BIG bottles and take 2 or 3 of them on the trail with you next time. Also, carry some iodine tablets with you or a water filter, just in case you lose a bottle, the top is accidentally left open, etc. and carry those tablets ON YOU, not your saddle bags. My son went camping and the boys had and used a water filter. One taste of the water and my son decided the filter wasn’t working right. He used the iodine tablets and didn’t get giardia. His friend used the filter and did get giardia (:<( I like the Gatorade bottles, 24 oz, with a pull up to open top. I have about 12 in my cupboard to freeze for rides. Alaways bring a snack bar, even if you don’t think you’ll need it. You could end up out longer than expected.


And get some Emergen-C (or some other type) packets to carry in your waist-pak. Carry several of them, you may need them or someone else you run into on the trail might be in need as well. I’ve run into people who had no idea what they were getting themselves into, hiking, biking, etc. They were thrilled to have my extra water and Emergen-C.


Be safe and have fun!