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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Riding season almost over for me. LOL.

This weekend we are supposed to be up to 98 degrees on the coast and 100+ some places inland. I like to wear gear all the time but 100 degrees with gear is not fun. Even wearing jeans is bad because when you get off the bike you tend to roast unless you go inside. Looks like time to get the bathing suit out and do water things.

Just find it funny when on here guys are talking about getting their bikes going after the winter and I'm getting very hot to ride weather.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 11:51 AM
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What's the matter, don't like riding in a hair dryer? Me either! People don't understand....
My bike makes it even worst, all of the heat disperses into your crotch! I will ditch the mesh jacket sometimes even, it is a little cooler while moving, but when u stop the heat sun makes it worst...

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How about some of the cooling products. Some you wet and this one seems to be all technology. Moisture wicking.

Might work under a mesh jacket.


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just ride naked. Its a very free feeling. Just dont fall down

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just ride naked. Its a very free feeling. Just dont fall down
If you do decide to ride naked feel free NOT to post pictures

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I wear a cool vest sometimes. Soak it in water and wring it out and it'll generally keep me cool for an hour or so. As long as I'm moving, my Joe rocket mesh jacket is fine in 100+F days. I ride allot in jeans, tee shirt, boots and leather vest... against my own judgement. I'm finding myself going back to my riding gear more and more though. I recently made homemade ice packs that last longer than store bought ice packs and stick them in my pockets, but they will cause frost bite if not wrapped in cloth.

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I know how you feel, even here in Richmond, VA.

I ride with gear 95% of the time (HJC 3/4 open face helmet, gloves, mesh jacket (warm temp) or heavy insulated leather jacket (cold temp), jeans, boots, etc...

However, like most southern states along the coast, temps can easily soar into the 90's in a heartbeat. When it gets hot like that, I will ditch the jacket & gloves, and just ride in a t-shirt, jeans, and boots (oh, and of course my HJC helmet)....

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Naked won't work I'll end up very red in places I don't want to be.

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Not a gear guy (as most you know), but I ride regardless of temp. Iím a biker...I NEED to be on two wheels to keep from stabbing most people. And I still occasionally do that.

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Buy some mesh riding pants and wear shorts under them. I ride nearly year round but sometimes that heat is like a blowdryer right in the face with the roads well over 100 degrees. I learned to ride on the shady side of the street as much as possible. It helps.
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