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It's been in the high 90's and lower 100's For days. Very light winds and the humidity has been high. I can't take the heat anymore I guess we have always had this kind of heat, less the humidity, around here. I have to wear a bandana around my forehead to keep the sweat from running in my eyes when I do much of anything outside. I guess I'm going to start being a spring and fall rider. I now understand when the old guys would say it's to hot to ride, that I'm a old guy now.LOL
 

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Someone just posted on another forum a water vest thing they wear in hot riding 100 degree days. Keeps you wet.
 

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[ame]https://www.amazon.com/HyperKewl-6529-KH-XL-Evaporative-Cooling-Vest/dp/B0034ZV4Y4/[/ame]
 

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Someone just posted on another forum a water vest thing they wear in hot riding 100 degree days. Keeps you wet.
They don't work well in high humidity places. Great for the desert though. I've used them. You must us a mesh jacket over them because without it the vest dries out in minutes.

I found just the mesh jacket was enough to keep me cooler. It looks funny to see someone wearing a jacket in 115 degrees but it keeps the sun off the skin but does allow air flow. The radiation from the sun actually gets into your skin so when you do stop and find a cool shady place; your skin still radiates the heat soaked in from the sun and hold the heat for a while. The mesh jacket just comes off and voila; your skin is nice and cool when you go inside.

Humidity is what kills me though. Heat affects me more as I age too. I just don't enjoy the ride as much in the heat as I used to; even with the mesh jacket.
 

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Yeah I have always used a mesh jacket. A friend was telling me about how as a passenger she used to not wear a jacket on 500 mile day rides. Got very sick. Sun hits you hard when you have direct skin contact even with sunscreen.
My recent trip only sunburn in 1831 miles a small 1/4" wide band on my wrists where there is gap between jacket and gloves.
 

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I can’t stand the heat anymore. I have 3 mess jacket and that all I use. In the spring and fall I have a liner for it and ride in 5C. From 20C and up I get rid of the liner. When it gets to 30C it is to hot for me. When riding on hot days I start earlier in the day to beat the heat. All you do is start happy hour earlier. cheers
 

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We get that a lot in inland Oz. One trip a couple of mates and I made to Broken Hill in January we'd hear the radio giving a shade temperature of 43C, look around and not see any but a stunted tree every 500 metres. They often had emus or dingoes resting in their very sparse shade. At a fuel stop at Little Topar the pumps were starting to cavitate and deliver the juice in a series of burps and stutters.
So keep the sun off your skin, even a denim jacket works. Wet clothing down every stop, fill your helmet up with water then put it on, and if it gets too bad, find a small county town with a swimming pool and stop for a couple of hours between 12 and 2pm. Town councils in inland Oz try really hard to put a swimming pool in and keep it open.
 

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Yeah I have always used a mesh jacket. A friend was telling me about how as a passenger she used to not wear a jacket on 500 mile day rides. Got very sick. Sun hits you hard when you have direct skin contact even with sunscreen.
My recent trip only sunburn in 1831 miles a small 1/4" wide band on my wrists where there is gap between jacket and gloves.
She is defeating the purpose of sweating as that is keeping one cooled down. She is dehydrated and gets sick. There is a reason to sweat When I was still working I would put a soaking wet towel around my neck if outside in 90+ degree weather.
I will wear my heavy leather jacket in the upper 80's and anytime I may be out at night.Heavy enough to keep the heat off you. I've had people say you must be hot in that, ..Nope.
 

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Heat does the same thing to me. I now live in an area that gets above 100 in the summer months and don't ride in it if I can avoid it. Too many years of being out on the road at a time I though was safe to ride only to get stuck riding in 100-115 degree weather for 300 miles.
 

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When it is too hot were i live, then i start riding at 21 hours at night and come home just before midnight, it is NICE ....

Andre using TaPaTaLk
 

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When it is too hot were i live, then i start riding at 21 hours at night and come home just before midnight, it is NICE ....

Andre using TaPaTaLk
Hey Andre, I read that and I can almost hear the Allman Brothers start up Midnight Rider.
 

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Hey Andre, I read that and I can almost hear the Allman Brothers start up Midnight Rider.
I read what you are saying, but i did not understand it, never mind, it seems you gonna try this midnight ride, so i agree with your vision, ha ha ha .... Empty roads, cool nights, enjoy my friend
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Allman Brothers is a band from the 70's and Midnight Rider was one of their hit songs. I listen to the song often.
 

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A couple years back I got a pair of "sleeves" made from like the under armour material. I got hi vis yellow. Couple different reasons. I have had skin cancer removed and am susceptible to reoccurrence, so sun block is a must. But I hate the way it makes my arms etc feel. Also as mentioned it keeps direct sun off you like the jackets do. When you sweat it absorbs the sweat and the wind cools off.
 

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Had a great day riding yesterday - low 80's and low humidity.
 

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A couple years back I got a pair of "sleeves" made from like the under armour material. I got hi vis yellow. Couple different reasons. I have had skin cancer removed and am susceptible to reoccurrence, so sun block is a must. But I hate the way it makes my arms etc feel. Also as mentioned it keeps direct sun off you like the jackets do. When you sweat it absorbs the sweat and the wind cools off.
Something like these?


I tried a set of those too. They are bicycle riding sleeves. Kind of weird putting them on to go riding then taking them off at a restaurant or bar stop. The mesh jacket was far more practical and looked better in my opinion.
 

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I just recently bought a mesh jacket from a guy that had sold his Victory.. bought it for 20 bucks in all but new condition. I was really curious how well it would work in this AZ sunshine and I have to say it is just about perfect for this dry hot weather. Keeps the sun off, and what little you do sweat gets wicked quick and cools you down fast as all get out. Sucks if you get stopped for any length of time.. but almost feels like you're getting doused with a cold water spray when you take off again. :)
 
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