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Old 08-13-2010, 05:08 PM
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Yeah south Texas has been hot, but not as hot as last summer. We had 60 days of 100+ last year, but it is still too hot. I've got mine in the garage for the duration, it just takes all of the fun out of it.
Old 08-13-2010, 06:01 PM
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and in a few months we can read the "It's too cold to ride" messages. Enjoy every day that you can ride.
Old 08-13-2010, 06:25 PM
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I ride in dallas also,the other day at Love field to pick up my wife from work 4:00 pm 111 degrees,heat index is about 116,I carry 4 sport bottles to work fill them 2/3 up and put in freezer all off with water for the ride home,2 fit perfect btween the windshield and handle bars,also feels good as the ice melts and condesates on bottles I get a light sp-lashing of cold water as well as plenty to drink.2 gets me to her job then 1 each for the rest of the way home,usually within a few blocks of the house.I find it really helps to tolerate the heat with plenty of cold water.
Old 08-13-2010, 06:30 PM
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I have let mine sent recently too. temp at 100 heat index 115, but the kicker is the humidity around 60%. That makes me sweat. It takes a lot of the fun out of the ride and makes it almost like work. I have resorted to evening rides when the sun gets behind the trees. But it will pass soon enough and I'll be complaining about the cold then. enjoy your rides.
Old 08-13-2010, 06:30 PM
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It's been over 100 in St Louis too, but I still rode every day for the past 2 weeks. I wear a mesh jacket and wicking boxers under my jeans and I am good to go. I actually did try my full face on one day last week and could not take it. Going down the hwy was not bad but less that 50mpg there just was not enough air moving.

I have not rode in a few years so this is all new to me again, so maybe it is just my newbe excitement. Plus I lived in Yuma, AZ for a few years and my only transportation there was my scoot.

Old 08-13-2010, 07:05 PM
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Had a great trip to the 70th Sturgis rally, but all I'll remember is the 100 degree heat for 11 hours through SD and MN back home.
Old 08-13-2010, 07:21 PM
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Hmmm. My bike's been in the garage all week cause I'm workin and not motivated to ride... But it's been 70-80 degrees with no humidity all week. WTF am I thinkin?
Old 08-13-2010, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by tx-skydiver View Post
I know it may sound weird, but I wonder if a full face helmet helps protect from some of it by keeping the direct sun and UVs away from baking your face.
Yep it does. I just got back from AZ, CO, UT where it was 95-115* wore my black multitec for 10 straight days with a hydration vest, neck cooler and a camelback under a HD summer jacket the one thats all net material. I stayed completely hydrated, I learned my lesson 2 years ago and had heat stroke.
Old 08-13-2010, 08:15 PM
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Summer for me has been the time to get my mods done. haven't had the bike for about 3 weeks. Day ride in 116... Forget about it. Night ride in 105 still sucks. I am lucky though, I can ride all winter with out much issue.
Old 08-13-2010, 08:27 PM
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I ride and let the sweat drip. Soon it will be too friggin COLD to ride

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