Seely Beating the Heat:
As the AMA Pro Motocross series moved to the Eastern U.S. for the first time this season, conditions began to warm up, and although highs were only in the mid-80s, with humidity above 40 percent, it was a precursor of what to expect through much of the summer. Riders have different techniques for beating the heat, but Cole Seely believes that the main key is hydration. "I don't really think there's a ton you can do," he said. "I've tried ice baths and all kinds of things, but it's all about keeping hydrated, really. You have to make sure you're drinking plenty of liquids leading up to the race, and then trying to force as much water down as possible on race day. It's really important to replenish yourself between practices and motos, whether with water or a supplemental sports drink that has electrolytes in it. That's all I've found that really works. Today wasn't too bad though, compared to other places we race at. If it does get really hot, the only other thing I'll really do is wear a cooling vest on the line, which helps keep your body temperature down before the race. A lot of riders have those."