punkerfinger wrote:Soak a rolled-up bandana with water and tie it loosely around your neck Clint Eastwood-style. It helps cool the blood going past in your carotid artery and jugular veins. Especially effective on a bike, as the breeze from you riding helps speed evaporation (and thus cooling).
Re-wet throughout the day from a water bottle.
Agree'd - it's the singlemost effective way of keeping a handle on overheating in the hot. Makes a huge difference.....
Also, if you have SPD equipped sandals, (or switch to flats and use regular sandals), keeping your feet cool helps to keep the rest of you cool.
And if you can, place your tent so you benefit from cooling air descending down terrain, as it slopes towards lower ground as the night arrives and the air temps diminish - free air conditioning...cooling air rolls downhill.