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Old 06-09-2014, 09:09 PM   #1
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What to wear...under there...

Will be attending my first track day this weekend.
Renting leathers. Never worn leathers.

What should I plan to wear under them?
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:19 PM   #2
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I like to wear long sleeve and long pant compression gear. Helps keep your body temp cool but most importantly it helps slide your leathers right off.
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What about socks?
Will basic calf or knee-length tube socks work or is there a 'preferred' solution I don't know about?
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:28 PM   #4
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I like to be a free bird in my leathers, but thats just me.

Since your renting i would wear long sleeve/ heat out gear, since everyone before you has sweated in the leathers.
As for socks, any will do.
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thanks for the tips
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:53 PM   #6
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What about socks?
Will basic calf or knee-length tube socks work or is there a 'preferred' solution I don't know about?
Whatever works with your boots.
As far as the leathers go, some kind of compression shirt at a minimum will really help them slide off and on easily.
You WILL want to take them off at some point. You'll cool down a lot quicker between sessions without a dead cow hanging on you. And it makes it easier to pee, etc.

You will not drink enough water between sessions but you should try. A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself, "If I tried, could I pee right now?".
If the answer is no, drink more.
Take some flip flops to wear between sessions as well, the pavement in the pits is filthy.

Try to relax. Don't think of it as a "racetrack". It's just a twisty road that goes around in circles. Race tracks are for racing, you're doing a trackday, it's for learning.

Remember to breathe.

You'll be fine. You're in control of the bike. If it ever seems like you're not, slow down a little until you feel comfortable.

I know you didn't ask all this but thems my advice. Use it as you see fit.
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Whens ur track day? Minez the 14th with ride smart at msrh
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Thanks for the tips, Bumblebee. Much appreciated!


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Whens ur track day? Minez the 14th with ride smart at msrh
Same one. I'll see ya there!
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Tight everything, helps you slip and in out of the suit. Shorty socks work well, unless the leathers are rubbing you wrong. Bring both socks.

Bike shorts work good too.

Don't go commando, unless you are trying to turn on the ER docs and ambulance workers.
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I wear long socks but as stated above it's personal preference. If I can obtain shims for my VT and finish the glass and paint on my plastics I'll see you out there.
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Heat out or under armor works well full length. Socks is a personal testing experience. Have fun out there.
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No one has mentioned it but POWDER ... Monkey or something. I got the worst cause of fucken jock itch when I did my track day last year. Not sure if it was from the leathers or just too much heat in the ole crotch area.

I was wearing Cycle Gear Heat Out - long pants, long sleeve shirt ... amazingly I was pretty cool throughout the day and when the wind hits you its nice feeling.
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I'll be out there Saturday too. Like mentioned by others, compression shirts help you slide out of the leathers. Some suits rub my knees pretty good so might be a good idea to look at some compression pants too, otherwise shorts are fine.
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I wear a pair of psycleskins undersuit that is pretty cheap and works well. I wear ankle socks because my undersuit covers everything else and I don't like having 16 layers on my shins.

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=8415
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Under Armour heat gear. You can find it at Academy. Compression long sleeve top and compression bottoms. Help you stay a little cooler, but really helps slipping in and out of the leathers.
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under armor or any other tight moisture wicking clothing including panties

addidas makes good climalite socks too

76 are you sure that wasn't heat rash?

for jock itch, just rub some tinactin or other athlete's foot cream all over the sack for a couple days, goes away quick....don't try the spray, it's way to cold and dosn't work as good.
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No one has mentioned it but POWDER ... Monkey or something. I got the worst cause of fucken jock itch when I did my track day last year. Not sure if it was from the leathers or just too much heat in the ole crotch area.

I was wearing Cycle Gear Heat Out - long pants, long sleeve shirt ... amazingly I was pretty cool throughout the day and when the wind hits you its nice feeling.
Jock itch, or just a friction burn? Jock itch is actually a fungus. I get friction burn on my taint for which I use the "runners lubricant" called body glide.
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under armor or any other tight moisture wicking clothing including panties

addidas makes good climalite socks too

76 are you sure that wasn't heat rash?

for jock itch, just rub some tinactin or other athlete's foot cream all over the sack for a couple days, goes away quick....don't try the spray, it's way to cold and dosn't work as good.
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Jock itch, or just a friction burn? Jock itch is actually a fungus. I get friction burn on my taint for which I use the "runners lubricant" called body glide.
Oh it was good old fashion jock itch ... I though it was just a heat rash at first. I work outside and sweating my off in jeans just made it worse. The cream actually kept it too moist. I always keep trimmed up but I had to go full bald eagle and used the spray. It took about a week but it finally went away after almost a month and half. I had some steroid cream from the last time I got it when I went to Vegas (doctor said the change from wet to dry back to wet) but like I said it made it worse.

I liked the smooth feeling on my ball sack so much I just keep it shaved now. Took a while for the wife to get use to it but she came around.
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