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Old 06-29-2012, 04:45 PM   #7606
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Couldn't take it. The ride home, and it's a short one, killed me heat-wise. My jacket that I've been trying to make a "four season" jacket just isn't when the fourth season has triple digit temps. Just went and bought new mesh gear. At least one tag has to fall in the morning...
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:47 PM   #7607
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better underlayer! I have to get down to light merino wool or synthetics under the stich in the summer. Does ok though. baggy pants and a set of lycra under the pants keep you fine.

good venting is needed.... and a lighter color to help keep the heat down, which works.

still sweat, but having it wick away really helps.
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:31 PM   #7608
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better underlayer! I have to get down to light merino wool or synthetics under the stich in the summer. Does ok though. baggy pants and a set of lycra under the pants keep you fine.

good venting is needed.... and a lighter color to help keep the heat down, which works.

still sweat, but having it wick away really helps.
Cycle Gear has some cheap hot weather undergear on sale. Seems to get good reviews. If I'd had the time, I would have run over this evening to check it out. Not a CG fan, but I'm not going to shoot myself in the foot either.

http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/brands/heat-out
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:11 PM   #7609
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dicks sporting goods has similar stuff - and there is always the el cheapo stuff at walmart (same material blends). I have some underarmor I get on sale off season - it holds up ok. Not worth full price.

synthetics suck - they pick up odor in half a day and stink to high heaven. Merino wool or silk is better, but much more expensive.

get cheap stuff, 2 pair, and wash one in the sink or whatever, or get the other stuff, and wear it more days before washing
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:15 PM   #7610
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dicks sporting goods has similar stuff - and there is always the el cheapo stuff at walmart (same material blends). I have some underarmor I get on sale off season - it holds up ok. Not worth full price.

synthetics suck - they pick up odor in half a day and stink to high heaven. Merino wool or silk is better, but much more expensive.

get cheap stuff, 2 pair, and wash one in the sink or whatever, or get the other stuff, and wear it more days before washing

merino wool can also wick moisture vapor - you have to have a good sweat going to get the synthetics to wick anything up.... but - either underlayer is good. I have field tested this stuff in joshua tree, around here, on the motorcycle, etc.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:22 PM   #7611
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Ranger panties and an Under Armour shirt are standard fair if I'm riding on a hot day. I just throw the mesh gear on over it and call it good, provided I don't have any prolonged stops.

I don't necessarily like CycleGear, but I find myself shopping their clearance rack often on lunch breaks. I got a Motoboss Airspeed 4 mesh set there, bought as separates. Pants were $9 and jacket was $30. The jacket is not bad at all. The pants have about as much armor as an airline pillow. I keep saying I'm going to insert CE armor, but have never gotten around to it.

Nevertheless, for a $40 investment, it works great!
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:28 PM   #7612
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I usually ride around in my borat man kini in this weather. The chicks all love it.

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Old 06-29-2012, 06:33 PM   #7613
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I usually ride around in my borat man kini in this weather. The chicks all love it.

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I had no clue this was you! I love it when we get to associate faces with ADV handles.

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Old 06-29-2012, 06:37 PM   #7614
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I had no clue this was you! I love it when we get to associate faces with ADV handles.

Nah, I still wear my proper boots.

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Old 06-29-2012, 06:54 PM   #7615
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That which has been seen can not be unseen.

Need. Eye. Bleach.

As I'm putting on my 20# jacket, gloves, helmet, etc. leaving work today when everyone else is climbing into their A/C, I can pretty much guarantee you, I was NOT thinking, "damn, I wish I had some wool to put on under this."

It's like bobbing for french fries.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:59 PM   #7616
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Ranger panties and an Under Armour shirt are standard fair if I'm riding on a hot day. I just throw the mesh gear on over it and call it good, provided I don't have any prolonged stops.

I don't necessarily like CycleGear, but I find myself shopping their clearance rack often on lunch breaks. I got a Motoboss Airspeed 4 mesh set there, bought as separates. Pants were $9 and jacket was $30. The jacket is not bad at all. The pants have about as much armor as an airline pillow. I keep saying I'm going to insert CE armor, but have never gotten around to it.

Nevertheless, for a $40 investment, it works great!
I pretty much detest them and swear I'll never go back every time I set foot in the place. But, I always do. I owe a friend a ramp for his trailer since I trashed his hauling a cow-orker's custom Harley thing. Didn't realize till later that his was rated at 300#. The Harley was close to 1000 with him on it backing it off the trailer. CG has ramps on sale for $29.00. The fake underarmor is $10 for the shorts, $15 for the t-shirt, $15 and $20 for the long sleeve/leg stuff.

Is the long sleeve/leg stuff the way to go with this?
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:05 PM   #7617
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that's what I wear in really hot weather - the long leggings and the long sleeve shirts..... very thin though. without it, the sweat soaks into the jacket or pants liner, and then doesn't cool the skin... the tight fitting stuff wicks moisture, and helps evaporate.... and with a little airflow, it's ok. Stopped in traffic with no ventilation, you'll suffer.

I don't use mesh, but all the gear I will wear has good venting to have air flow.

amazing how much cooling you can get on your forearms with long sleeves...
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:22 PM   #7618
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Thanks. I have no plans whatsoever to be stopped in traffic for the next few days.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:28 PM   #7619
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No more pictures gentlemen. Please! Need to know basis only. I definitely didn't need to see that.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:29 PM   #7620
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Just be glad I couldn't find that old MotoXXX video that Mike Metzger and Brian Deegan did.
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