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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Its so hot cows are giving powdered milk.

Guys and gals..... I gave this whole ATTGATT thing the ole college try, but today I decided rather than sweating my butt off in my riding pants and textile jacket, Id go styling in our Chevy station wagon with air conditioning.
Before this year, summer riding has always been with a light jean jacket and jeans. Still hot, but tolerable. I think Im headed back that way.....

Id rather ride than not.

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Down here is southern Alabama is 95 plus every day with heat index over 105 when you factor in the humidity. Heck at 10:00 at night its still 84 degrees.

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Down here is southern Alabama is 95 plus every day with heat index over 105 when you factor in the humidity. Heck at 10:00 at night its still 84 degrees.

That's even hotter than here in Florida. Also, we usually get a breeze off of the Atlantic which helps.
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So hot the pigs got frostbite. The corn in their slop popped, and they thought it was snow.

Seriously though, jeans and a light jacket seemed too much for 80-100 weather here in PA.

Textile is not all the same - some will claim "breathable" but have almost no airflow. I got a high-flow mesh jacket with padding. Shade on my arms and legs plus wind chill easily bumped my max heat commute up from about 80 in short sleeves to about 100 in the jacket. Feels like an air conditioner.
I also got solid leather chaps with a summer airflow mesh that is not high-flow but over-top of jeans still makes 95 feel close to what 80 in jeans alone felt like.

I still defer to the cage if it's raining when time to go in, but I don't mind riding home wet.

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I went riding yesterday: In Washington, DC, the temps were in the 90s, heat index above 100, and on the thermostat on my bike, the temp never dropped below 102. I was born and raised in this area, so I'm quite familiar with DC area heat and humidity. Yesterday it was so hot, the politicians made their interns yell at each other. (badabump-tash!)

I rode to north Frederick via side roads, which meant shady trees and slight breezes. I had on a long-sleeve T-shirt, vented Olympia jacket (black) and Ironworks rider's cargo pants (also black). Normally I'd ride with vented Olympia overpants over regular pants or shorts, but I wanted to see how the Ironworks felt. On the way up, as long as I had roads with as little as 20% shade on the road, or was moving at a good pace, I felt perfectly comfortable in all that black.

The way back was a bit different: My stock seat started to get hot, especially the 2 times I stopped and got off for a bit. Combined with the Ironworks pants, my butt started to feel like it was an ironworks. Probably from squirming around, I must have pinched off a nerve, because my brake foot fell asleep, and I caught he!! trying to wake it back up while on the road!

Anyway, made it home after going through about an 80-90-mile trip, got out of those pants, changed my T, and I was good. I think I still prefer the overpants, especially on really hot days (worse comes to worse, I can always find a bathroom and wear the overpants without trousers underneath). But I guess the Ironworks work in a pinch, in temps below 90 at least.

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117-118 yesterday Scottsdale Phoenix, could use more,

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117-118 yesterday Scottsdale Phoenix, could use more,
use more what?

Time to head up to Cave Creek for a cold one.
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use more what?

Time to head up to Cave Creek for a cold one.

More heat of course. May yet get a 120 day.

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Remember, the evening news temps are always in the shade. In the sun where you're riding you can ad 12-15 degrees. We check both in the sun & shade, most often it's 12-15 degrees.
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Yeah it was 94 here today during my 170 mile ride. I stopped off for a couple of cold ones 30 miles from home.... Man did they taste good!!!

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