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Old 02-28-2019, 01:13 PM   #1
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i'm ready to complain about the heat.

i rode to work today. had to go to the gun range first and requalify. my pants were soaked from this nasty mist, and i shot a 162. probably shot worse because of the shivering, lol. then i had about a 35 minute ride to the office. half my visor was fogged, and more freezing.

i'm super ready to bake in the sun and peel a sweaty jacket off. how bout you guys?
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:51 AM   #2
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:53 AM   #3
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I work in it 10+ hours a day 5-6 days a week. I'm not a fan of it but I can handle all of it.
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I can handle 100+ degree riding. I cannot not however, do less than 60 degree riding.
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as long as i'm rolling, the heat doesnt bother me, and usually the cold is ok, too. i really should have driven that morning, lol. it was pretty cold and misting/sleeting. ugh
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I added Klim mesh riding pants this year. Makes the extreme heat more tolerable. My MV throws a lot of heat when dropping below 20 mph and fan kicks on. Heat out under layers and mesh all around are your friends. Ride early. Ride often.
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I think it’s quite possible we’ve lost a few riders this year to heatstroke. In fact I can think of a few accidents where it’s highly likely if not certain. At 50 years old I’m starting to think it may be more important for my safety to choose more breathable gear over more protective gear. I used to think that was only a comfort issue.
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It’s highly likely if not certain we’ve lost about three (that I can think of) riders in the last year to heatstroke. I used to think, for my safety, I should wear more protective gear even if it was uncomfortably hot. Now I believe, for my safety, I’ve got to choose lighter and more breathable over more protective. And it’s not just heatstroke. It’s the loss of energy, focus, and even reaction time, it’s starting to overheat can cause. I guess it’s one of those weird things where, if my blood is on the verge of boiling, I’m just not as good a rider as I am under normal conditions Probably not that good even under normal conditions!
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In extreme heat mesh is much hotter than full gear that is vented well and using LD Comfort or Heat Out undergarments. Think swamp cooling versus a hot air blast. Under ~90 or so though, mesh is ok.

But if you only ride for an hour or two at a time it doesn't matter that much anyway.
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Hydration is key, and yes on mesh above 90F: makes it worse. I notice days with overcast or variable clouds help: out of that direct sun blast. Fall will come.
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I can handle 100+ degree riding. I cannot not however, do less than 60 degree riding.
At least riding faster solves the problem when it's hot... not so much when its cold.
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There are some days where riding faster just feels like sitting in front of a row of hair dryers.
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My RC51 is just brutal to ride in this heat. Between the super hot engine, side radiators, and exhaust by my heels, it gets pretty unbearable. My CB1100 is waaaay better. Air cooled, naked, simple single exhaust, just a great ride in this heat. My VFR is a bit like the RC, just not turned to 11 like RC51 tends to approach everything.
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My Moto Guzzi V7III actually is quite comfortable in heat despite the transverse, V-twin, air-cooled heads. Bike just does not throw a lot of heat compared to radiator on MV Agusta with fan and side pipes.
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any of yall try riding with a camelpak? it helps a whole lot on the brutal days. throw some ice in there, too! treat yo self!
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Im the most heat intolerant person you will find but yet i ride every weekend with non-perforated leather pants, leather high boots, leather gloves, helmet and a textile/mesh jacket. If i can do it and not complain everyone else should be able to also. Ride early in the morning and be done by 1 pm. and your fine.
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Or alternatively, ride at night. One of the best benefits of working the night shift! I keep making the ride down to Galveston around 2 in the morning. Beautiful stars, cool breeze, and less people trying to kill me!
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