HEADACHES - Dehydration despite ample water intake!!!
Hi guys, I'm fairly new to road riding.
Yesterday I did my first reasonably long ride on my own (75miles - 4.5hrs) and suffered from an old enemy of mine. Massive headache 50miles in and then for the next 12hrs after I finished, despite having drunk 5 litres (some with High 5 powder) a few gel things, and loads of cereal bars etc. Plus it was only 10deg C.
In the past I've done loads of mountaineering and other endurance type stuff when dehydration has been a real problem despite pouring copious amounts of water down my neck.
In summary, when I exercise the water I drink just seems to go straight through me.
I'm really keen to get into this road cycling malarkey, but there's no way I can do longer mileage, particularly when the weather gets hotter - unless I can find a solution.
anyone else experienced this, or know of a solution?