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Old 04-28-2014, 06:05 PM   #21
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Anyone tried those alpinestar bionic jackets?
The bionic jackets work really well. Stay in place and offer good protection just in case. Good enough for street or under the jacket. Which is where I prefer to wear mine.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:16 PM   #22
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I have a perf leather jacket from A*'s, it does the trick when I'm moving but tend to warm up a bit at stop lights. I opted for a white leather instead of black so I don't swelter to death in it.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:43 PM   #23
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I use a mesh Joe Rocket Ballistic jacket. Great air flow, but minimal protection if I ever went down, seeing that it is mesh with non-CE armor. Just bought a perforated Icon leather jacket, hopefully it has some good airflow as well.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:08 PM   #24
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For me riding is my only form of transportation right now, however I have chose to make it such for the past four years even when I had four wheels. I don't notice the heat or the cold much anymore. If there is a sudden shift in temperature then yeah it hits me but on the day to day it never really crosses my mind. So to answer your question I don't really have any little tricks or special gear. My gear has decent ventilation but I never sacrifice comfort for protection.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:36 PM   #25
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For me riding is my only form of transportation right now, however I have chose to make it such for the past four years even when I had four wheels. I don't notice the heat or the cold much anymore. If there is a sudden shift in temperature then yeah it hits me but on the day to day it never really crosses my mind. So to answer your question I don't really have any little tricks or special gear. My gear has decent ventilation but I never sacrifice comfort for protection.
Ya I dont mind the heat. Cold gets me though, cuz I dont have the right gear for it.
Im just tired of stinking
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Ya I dont mind the heat. Cold gets me though, cuz I dont have the right gear for it.
Im just tired of stinking
Ok I take it back. The one essential piece of gear I have for cold weather is my balaclava. Life would suck without it when those temperature get close to freezing.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:31 AM   #28
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lol i over power it quickly when im sweating like a swamp.
ima look in to those
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:42 AM   #29
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Ya I dont mind the heat. Cold gets me though, cuz I dont have the right gear for it.
Im just tired of stinking
You need three things for cold weather:

1. Something to keep the wind off your neck.

2. Good gloves.

3. A one piece rain suit.

With those, I can ride into the 30's just a sweat shirt under my jacket and jeans.
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Without mesh or full perf, those are useless. If you're really worried, get a mesh jacket, a pair of mesh or textile pants, and wear some UnderArmor (BCG from Academy is just as good and cheaper) compression underwear, and change when you get to work. Keep your work pants and a clean pair of underwear in a backpack or tank bag, and roll them to save space and prevent wrinkles.

There is no mitigating the summer heat in this city. All you can do is adapt to overcome the effects of it.
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wear mesh jacket and gloves.

Ive gotten out the shower and gone straight to work with my hair braided and wet. Got the back of my top all wet bc of my hair and it felt good riding to work in the sun. So, perhaps their idea of a wet shirt under your mesh jacket would work.

Change clothes at work. Men smelling like Outside sucks. Yall stink, hehe.
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Best article on hot weather riding: http://www.ironbutt.com/ibmagazine/i..._62-66_Hot.pdf

I start wearing compression undie under mesh gear from about May and ride through maybe July. Aug and Sept I pretty much park the bikes. I could still ride, but the heat saps the fun out of it. No fun... no point in riding.

To me, muggy morning are actually worse than hot but lower %RH afternoons. Cover yourself up from the burning sun AND hot engine/exhaust heat. The bike makes a huge difference. I've had bikes that cooks me good. Good heat management is now a top priority for picking new bikes.
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I wear a jacket that breathes well and a compression shirt. Make sure to stay hydrated. When it gets over 90F in the afternoons, I start carrying my Camelbak. While I don't need it on my standard 45 minute commute, all it takes is a car accident to bump that up to 2 hours, and at that point it's hard to not get dehydrated.

On top of that, I try and keep a small clean towel and fresh shirt with me so I can clean up wherever I'm going. Don't ride in the shirt you plan to wear unless you want it to stink.
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