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Wheooow. Its very hot out there. First time I have started to sweat up a bit when stopping at the lights.
Very uncomfortable and i almost went a longer route to work just so I didnt stop at all the traffic lights in town.:o

The only good thing was the amount of short skirted ladies out walking.:)

Summer, have to love it.
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    Wednesday, July 01 2015, 12:35 PM - #Permalink
    Yep, this is definitely NOT ideal biking weather.
    There's a narrow band of temperature that's perfect for biking around 16-20 degrees.
    True about the ladies ;)
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    Wednesday, July 01 2015, 05:02 PM - #Permalink
    Mad hot. Even the wind is warm. I was sorely tempted to remove the jacket.
    I saw a couple of riders out today in just a t-shirt. Risky but understadable really. Mind you, one of them was on a GXR sports bike which is a bit more dicey.
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    Thursday, July 02 2015, 05:46 PM - #Permalink
    I recently bought a Rev It GTR Air Jacket, it's designed to let the air in and out, it's great on the move but it's still an extra layer when stopped at lights You can buy an lining for it that you soak in water which keeps you chilled. Not sure I'd get one for the one week a year of hot weather.
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    Thursday, July 02 2015, 06:26 PM - #Permalink
    Schnuffi wrote:

    I recently bought a Rev It GTR Air Jacket, it's designed to let the air in and out, it's great on the move but it's still an extra layer when stopped at lights You can buy an lining for it that you soak in water which keeps you chilled. Not sure I'd get one for the one week a year of hot weather.


    sounds like a good idea - i wonder if it actually works.

    Another option is to just get an armored vest, you know, the thing one would normally put on underneatha a jacket.
    basically, just a skeleton with shoulder, chest and elbow pads.
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    Thursday, July 02 2015, 08:36 PM - #Permalink
    Yeah the moto-x guys use the exo-armor but you still need elbow and knee protectors. Those are designed to save you from a fall at relatively low speed but not sliding along a tarmac road.

    Thinking of the wet liner idea you could always wet a t-shirt then ring it out so its damp but not dripping and that would have the same effect....
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    Friday, July 03 2015, 03:26 PM - #Permalink
    Yeah it gets good reviews from bikers in hot countries. Very effective for a couple of hours and okay for 5 or so.

    http://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/112788
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    Friday, July 03 2015, 09:12 PM - #Permalink
    I guess it comes down to risk as well.

    I personally think its better to wear fuck all then to sweat and get dehydrated and uncomfortable in a suit.
    Its a balance against the overall risk of falling or the risk of faling coz of being too hot.
    People say 'I would rather sweat than lose my skin' which is kinda obvious but in the real world for a non-sports bike trek it is very easy to just don some shorts and a tee.

    I can see both sides. I certainly couldnt commute in full protection with stop and start crap.
    Nornal runs, best to wear the full gear.

    Excellent idea of Eds to wear a damp t-shirt.. then keep wetting it at the rest stops perhaps.
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    Friday, July 03 2015, 09:14 PM - #Permalink
    Schnuffi wrote:

    Yeah it gets good reviews from bikers in hot countries. Very effective for a couple of hours and okay for 5 or so.

    http://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/112788


    Interesting link that.
    Like to see some reviews on that.
    call me skeptical...
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    Saturday, July 04 2015, 09:36 AM - #Permalink
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    Saturday, July 11 2015, 03:35 PM - #Permalink
    Schnuffi wrote:

    3 reviews:

    http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-challenger-cooling-vest-insert

    Great info guys, cheers. Might look into this.
    I rode my scooter in my textiles and was pretty hot.
    I cnt bring myself to wear my full racing RST leathers on a scooter :)
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    Wednesday, July 29 2015, 12:19 PM - #Permalink
    not hot any more.. bloomin crappy weather for near August. bloody windy too.:o :(
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