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Old 05-17-2018, 07:00 PM   #61
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Re: Texas Summer Riding Gear?

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I suppose if you can keep the top half cool its do-able.
Yes, when it's that hot out here the humidity is probably 10% or less, so the evaporative cooling process works well, but reducing the heat from 118 to 98 (or thereabouts) just makes it tolerable.

If you can find it, look for Tim Masterson's ride report when he did the 1000 mile SaddleSore entirely within Death Valley. He recorded outside temps, inside the jacket temps, etc. I'll post a link if I come across it.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:10 PM   #62
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With my LD Comfort shirt and my loose heavy coat I was very comfortable but I don't know what my temp was inside my coat.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:28 PM   #63
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:25 AM   #64
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Re: Texas Summer Riding Gear?

My onboard thermometer said 97 on yesterday's ride and it wasn't too bad in Klim Induction jacket and Klim jeans.

Maybe this summer riding thing is doable.
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With my LD Comfort shirt and my loose heavy coat I was very comfortable but I don't know what my temp was inside my coat.
Are LD comfort shirts different from regular Under Armour?
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Thanks Carl. This is a good read for anyone that wants detailed info on riding in intense heat.

Tim is retired Army, lives in Texas, a former IBR finisher, and the man behind the George Wyman Project. George was the first person to ride a motorcycle cross-country. Alone. San Francisco to New York. Alone. In 1903.

It is a project worth supporting. Join me and many others in keeping this bit of motorcycle history alive.
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Are LD comfort shirts different from regular Under Armour?
That question and many others are answered in the FAQs on the LDC site that I linked earlier.
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Re: Texas Summer Riding Gear?

I just read the FAQs from LD, it looks like it has flat seams (so does most other athletic gear) the LD is using a dual layer (push pull) set up, I don't know about the compitition. I do know that my UA gear is cold when putting it on. Its going to have to be better than what is said in the FAQs to change over.
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I just read the FAQs from LD, it looks like it has flat seams (so does most other athletic gear) the LD is using a dual layer (push pull) set up, I don't know about the compitition. I do know that my UA gear is cold when putting it on. Its going to have to be better than what is said in the FAQs to change over.
There's probably nothing better than testimonials, so go to any Long Distance Riding community / forum / FB page / RTE and ask what they wear for a base layer.
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