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Old 06-30-2008, 02:24 PM   #101
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disagree. if it gets over 95-98 its been written about the fact its better to be fully geared and you'll stay cooler and more hydrated than just a tshirt etc.

I don;t know.

I felt like i was about to have aheat stroke last week. Full gear.
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I don;t know.

I felt like i was about to have aheat stroke last week. Full gear.
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:42 PM   #104
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I don;t know.

I felt like i was about to have aheat stroke last week. Full gear.

I feel you. I ride full gear, boots, overpants over jeans, leather jacket, gauntlet gloves, full face shoei, and even reflective vest, everyday rain or shine period since Dec.

However when it gets to a certain level of heat, the air inside your jacket actually ends up being slightly cooler, allowing you to sweat and cool yourself, when if you were in a tshift or straight out mesh, the air is so hot it dries your sweat preventing the sweat from helping to cool you, and also causing you to not realize your own level of dehyrdation. I'm sure it takes longer than 30 mins or so, but after a few hours I'd say you could stand a risk of heatstroke, dyhydration, loss of full control etc.

I'm not the science guy, but from what I've been reading, when doing really really hot weather, though mesh or no gear sounds appealing and lets more air through, the air is so hot it really help that its hitting you straight on.

i could look up some articles if you can't find them and are interested.
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:35 PM   #105
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Hot and sometimes I just don't want to. Not a good reason but true. Also another one what to do with the jacket and gloves when you get somewhere.
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I feel you. I ride full gear, boots, overpants over jeans, leather jacket, gauntlet gloves, full face shoei, and even reflective vest, everyday rain or shine period since Dec.

However when it gets to a certain level of heat, the air inside your jacket actually ends up being slightly cooler, allowing you to sweat and cool yourself, when if you were in a tshift or straight out mesh, the air is so hot it dries your sweat preventing the sweat from helping to cool you, and also causing you to not realize your own level of dehyrdation. I'm sure it takes longer than 30 mins or so, but after a few hours I'd say you could stand a risk of heatstroke, dyhydration, loss of full control etc.

I'm not the science guy, but from what I've been reading, when doing really really hot weather, though mesh or no gear sounds appealing and lets more air through, the air is so hot it really help that its hitting you straight on.

i could look up some articles if you can't find them and are interested.
just want to say what you are sying is true,but wearing a mesh jacket would be just fine. too much will do more harm(full leathers). if you can't get any air through the leathers you will get dehydrated and have heat exhaustion. i've been on stand by for firemen because it gets so hot in the bunker gear and they lose alot. so a mesh would just fine,as far as cooling. i only wear mine at night and on my way to work early morning .
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just want to say what you are sying is true,but wearing a mesh jacket would be just fine. too much will do more harm(full leathers). if you can't get any air through the leathers you will get dehydrated and have heat exhaustion. i've been on stand by for firemen because it gets so hot in the bunker gear and they lose alot. so a mesh would just fine,as far as cooling. i only wear mine at night and on my way to work early morning .

i was a fireman for 7 years.... you cannot compare bunker gear with leathers for a bike. not even close.
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A friend of mine from Vegas was out riding early morning last summer by himself. The temps quickly got to over 100 degrees. He suffered heat exhaustion and dehydration causing him to black out and run off the road. He was found 2 hours later by a passerby unconscious and just barely alive. He was rushed to the ER and kept in ICU for 4 days. Luckily, he survived. He was wearing full leathers. When he was found, he had two bottles of water sitting in his tank bag that hadn't been drank. Later he said, after he regained some of his memoy of the event, he doesn't remember feeling thirsty or hot. It all happened to him too fast.

Make sure you stay hydrated and keep cool. Stopping every 30 minutes or so to drink some water is essential when riding in temps over 100. If you feel thirsty its already too late, you're already dehydrated.
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Make sure you stay hydrated and keep cool. Stopping every 30 minutes or so to drink some water is essential when riding in temps over 100. If you feel thirsty its already too late, you're already dehydrated.
Agreed. Certain gas stations around town are starting to know me as "the guy on the blue bike that buys gatorade". You have to stay hydrated in the Houston heat or you're toast.
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:28 PM   #114
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:19 PM   #115
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I squid it to the gym for the convenience. Hop on bike in work out attire, work out, hop back on bike and cool off on the ride home. 5 mile trip at 45 mph.
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I try to Gear up on all rides. I feel that a Mesh jacket is Gear. The more layers you have on when or If you hit the ground the better it is for you. I would rather have the mesh jacket on over just a cotton shirt. And I have not seen a padded t-shirt.
I'll roll with the Mesh jacket over nothing.........
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Hay chadeaux, Try the OGIO flight vest I used it on a ride to LA. and it was great...
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