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Re: Keeping cool in the Dog Days of summer
- Subject: Re: Keeping cool in the Dog Days of summer
- From: Mick <bmwmick@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 12:18:26 -0700
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.
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