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Hot or Cold Riding

Old 07-09-2019, 10:09 PM
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Do you do better riding in hot or cold weather?

I can always put more layers on, but the heat just drains it outta me.
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Old 07-09-2019, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Marks57 View Post
Do you do better riding in hot or cold weather?

I can always put more layers on, but the heat just drains it outta me.
Summer sucks. For me perfect is jacket on, no chaps.
Old 07-09-2019, 10:17 PM
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Neither. I just went from 98-degrees outside Yosemite to 63- in Salinas, CA. For 20-mins I was good at 80-degrees.
Old 07-09-2019, 10:22 PM
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Iíll take the cold any day.
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Old 07-09-2019, 10:38 PM
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The key to hot riding is take that freaking windshield off. I went 8 hours straight last summer in 95 degree high humidity on back roads with no shield. As long as you keep drinking water you are good. Just not enough air flow in that kind of heat with a shield.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:11 AM
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I love hot weather, and never ride below 65 degrees. Yea; it can get cold occasionally in Florida, & i like to ride in Just a t-shirt. And, any hot chick that asks me for a ride in cold weather is gonna be wearing too many clothes anyway. And I won't have my spare helmet with me.
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Old 07-10-2019, 03:28 AM
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I enjoy the desert summer nights. You have everything to yourself. I do my best to get my rest during the hottest hours and work or ride when it is cool.
Old 07-10-2019, 03:55 AM
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Hot or cold?

It's Canada, eh?
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:11 AM
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I've ridden in temps as high as 100*F+, and as low as 30*F, makes no difference to me.

I did ride in 19*F temps once, damn near froze to death. won't do that again...
Old 07-10-2019, 05:32 AM
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I can ride comfortably in 30-40 degree weather no problem.

When itís cold you can layer up, heated gear, grips, etc

When itís ***** hot thereís only so much you can do to try and stay cool. Iíd rather not have swamp *** after 15 minutes of riding.......

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