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Re: Keeping cool in the Dog Days of summer

At 02:33 PM 7/14/2005 -0400, you wrote:
>So, what do you do about riding with full-face in heat.  I saw in the 
>papers today the temp. at your place is 45 deg. Celsius(?) = 113 F. that's 
>Bob Silas

Hi Bob,

Luckily we are about 2700 ft up and our temps stay 5-7 degrees cooler.
For short rides, Joe Rocket mesh jacket and pants. I have a System IV
and  Concept helmets.  I ride with the chinbar up a lot of the time but
once it gets to about 105, faceshield down is the way to go.  With the
hot air hitting you at 80+, it's like being inside a hot air popcorn popper.
Less hot air is better at those temps.
On long rides, I wear my one-piece Stich.  Staying covered up is good in
our intense sun.  I just ordered an Evaporative vest to try out on the 3-Flags
this year.  It starts in Tijuana and goes to Calgary.  The first half of 
that ride
is going to be brutally hot I suspect.

Tucson (Phoenix is about 10 degrees hotter normally I think today will be 
106 here)