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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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How hot is too hot? Do you still ride AGATT?

Whew... This afternoon here in Richmond, Virginia, the temp soared to 93F (still is - at 4:23pm!). I decided to get completely crazy and ditched my gear, unclip the faceshield on my HJC CL-33 open face helmet, and went for a quick ride to top off the gas tank in my beloved '07 Shadow Aero 750 (now with 43,108 miles)

Anyone else shed gear when the temps soar up into the 90's or do you still ride AGATT no matter what the weather?

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Oops... I forgot to mention: Click on the photo that my wife took of me as soon as I got home. Look closely at my HJC CL-33 open face helmet. See the upper vents? The little plastic snap covers broke off on both of them, so they look like a pair of eyes on top of the helmet! LOL...

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I ride minimal gear anyway. Gloves, leather vest or jacket, glasses, and doo rag usually. Atleast in the spring summer and fall months, winter time i add chaps and a hoodie under my leather. I ride year round here in KY. Been known to show up wet too lol

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I ride in Jean's year round and just a shirt, always wear boots and a helmet and here in Texas hot is hades hot in August. Worst feeling in the world is to stop moving and its 105 with a heat index of 120. It was so hot last summer thought my legs were melting off. Lol

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Id ride in a Speedo if @Coop wasnt always trying to get a pic of me in it.

Did ride thru a campground in Sturgis naked, but thats another story.

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post #6 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 06:26 PM
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It was 92 in SC today. I went for a 57 mile ride with long pants, long sleeve shirt, denim jacket, helmet, and boots. Typical ride wear. I have to admit. It wasn't bad at all. Much cooler going 35-55mph than I expected. Finished my motorcycle build about a month ago. Passed the MSF class last weekend, and have been roughly 157 miles on the bike in a week. I ride a 96 Honda vt600 Shadow. It's running great for a bike I bought in a bucket. Haha.
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Same thing regardless of temp.

Full face helmet, armored mesh jacket (liner in winter), gloves (lightweight mesh in summer, thicker gloves as weather cools), jeans, and closed toe footware (boots if long rides, tennis shoes if short rides).

Heat sucks, but not as bad as road rash.

I have taken my windshield off a few times when really hot, helps a little, but if riding for more than 20 minutes on the freeway, I get tired of the wind pushing on me all the time.

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post #8 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 06:47 PM
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I ride full gear all the time...Yup, it gets REALLY uncomfortable here in FL when temps are regularly in the 90's. MSF slogan is "dress for the ride, not the fall." I agree in principle, but it's not just the fall I dress for. While I choose my routes and times carefully, there are just too many idiotic, blind, inconsiderate,,, cagers here in FL to not take every ounce of prevention. On really HOT days I wear a camel pack to hydrate. The most convincing argument for full gear on the street for me is the very end of the "Faster" MotoGP video with interviews with Valentino Rossi, Mick Doogan, and others as they talk about street riding; well worth watching. So I'll finish with two of my own sayings 1) "Sweat washes off a lot easier than blood" and 2) my mantra I recite every time I get on the bike and start up.."They're all out to kill ya..whether intentionally or by accident, the result's still the same".

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Im half way between DC and Baltimore.....Work in Baltimore.....Riding to work in the morning is nice.....but sure sucks coming home in the summer on the bike as I wear my jacket and gloves....miss those ventilated seats,in my volvo,lol


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post #10 of 46 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 08:21 PM
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Well I'm a ginger so, I could pass for a vampire I don't stay covered up I fry FAST.
My usual hot weather riding gear is FF helmet, denim shirt, gloves, jeans and boots, but the heat really gets to me also so if it feels like I'm getting blasted by a hairdryer at speed, I turn around and take the car with AC.
Once I took my full dressed CB750 out on a 105F day, big mistake I was very sick afterwards, so unless I'm riding close to the lake when it's that hot the bike stays parked, heat stroke is no joke.

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