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Old 03-02-2015, 02:57 PM   #1
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Who else loves hot weather riding?

I mean really hot, over 100 degrees in sun, fully armored.
I prefer this far more then cold weather riding. I have full grip
of my tyres and no need for heated grips. Also MPG is sky high since
you ride practically on fumes

Do you use BTW helmet with AC?
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:36 PM   #2
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I mean really hot, over 100 degrees in sun, fully armored.
I prefer this far more then cold weather riding. I have full grip
of my tyres and no need for heated grips. Also MPG is sky high since
you ride practically on fumes

Do you use BTW helmet with AC?
I don't know about liking it, but after the last 12 days with no water due to frozen underground water pipe, no heat due to frozen water in the baseboards and night time lows of between -12 and -33, I would very much look forward to it.

Later,

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Old 03-02-2015, 04:25 PM   #3
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I mean really hot, over 100 degrees in sun, fully armored.
I prefer this far more then cold weather riding. I have full grip
of my tyres and no need for heated grips. Also MPG is sky high since
you ride practically on fumes

Do you use BTW helmet with AC?
I like to ride year-round, whether here in the south or up north. Down here, I often hop in the pool or go to the beach after riding on hot days. Today was over 80F.
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:13 PM   #4
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Do I like it? Hell no! Do I have a choice? Not unless I want to park the bike for 2-3 months.Now if it would just stay 78F to 82F, low humidity and sunshine year round!

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Old 03-02-2015, 06:18 PM   #5
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Do I like it? Hell no! Do I have a choice? Not unless I want to park the bike for 2-3 months.
Same....
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:09 PM   #6
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I prefer hot weather.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:19 PM   #7
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High temps combined with high humidity are not a favorite. But I'll take sweating over being numb from cold any day of the week. :)
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Old 03-02-2015, 11:24 PM   #8
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I live in Southeast Asia. The heat combined with humidity can often be severely unpleasant. But I still appreciate it, as opposed to not being able to ride year round because of cold and/or black ice on the roads. Also, it's easier to prevent heat prostration than hypothermia.
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:39 AM   #9
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rode through most of Asia on the way to Australia, spent some 4,5 months at or near tropical temperatures & humidity, highest temps were +47C in Oz...but the real killer was humidity in South & SE Asia. Wore a 2-piece leather suit all the way....... Now I do wonder, how that was possible without a heatstroke. I even enjoyed it!!

(my home country is cold for 8-9 months a year... I much prefer a little hot rather than way too cold!)
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:39 AM   #10
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At 100 F I go squid-helmet,jeans,tshirt,gloves.

Yeah, I know.
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:04 AM   #11
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Cool2 warm is good

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I mean really hot, over 100 degrees in sun, fully armored.
I prefer this far more then cold weather riding. I have full grip
of my tyres and no need for heated grips. Also MPG is sky high since
you ride practically on fumes

Do you use BTW helmet with AC?
right now any temp above 40f is warm!
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:13 AM   #12
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In the land of "ride every day of the year", temps over a 100 are only a slight nuisance. Strip down a bit and stop by the beach to cool off. Now...riding in a drizzle..we Californians tend to park our bikes at a local Starbucks and start whining. Rain....end of the world. .
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:22 AM   #13
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I prefer 95 degrees over 32 degrees but I'll ride in either one with a smile. In the cold I have to stop to get warm but in the heat I have to go to keep cool...I prefer go to stop.
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:23 AM   #14
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"Turn up the heat Michelle. I want to burn."

For the extremes, I'll take 100+ over teens any day.
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Old 03-03-2015, 06:38 PM   #15
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Me, as long as I have a decent mesh jacket, pants, and plain old leather gloves I'm good to go...
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