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Old 12-04-2012, 02:03 PM
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You can probably leave the Kili at home if you have other stuff to layer on when you hit the mountains or get surprised by cool weather.

Here is an article that is essential reading before riding in extremely hot weather...

http://www.ironbutt.com/ibmagazine/i..._62-66_Hot.pdf

I'm very glad I read it before riding to South Dakota last summer where I had several days of 95+ degrees. It was made tolerable by riding early in the day as much as possible to avoid the worst heat and wearing a Hyperkewl cooling vest... well worth the $40.


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I was thinkin'

I am going to UPS some clothes to wear around the Bay area for and event I will attend and to have some fresh clothes for my week break from riding. Maybe I should ship the mesh gear at that time as well. I could then be more properly equipped for the second half of my ride going in to July that will take me through the desert areas of Nevada and Utah and on through Colorado and back home



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I went with Olympia x-moto stuff this last year. Kind of costly but found it used on ADV so no more then any other good gear. It went from 103-45 with no problems.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:44 AM
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Another vote for the mesh gear. I lived in southern Idaho for 10 years and never wore non-mesh stuff. I wore First Gear HP Mesh pants with the zip in water/windproof liner and a series of FG mesh jackets that I just wore out before I bought an Olympia Airglide2 mesh jacket with the 2-piece zip in liner. Very versatile over a very wide range of temperatures, and waterproof to boot.

I recommend leaving the non-mesh gear at home and wear the mesh. Take a Gerbings or other heated jacket liner, as well, and for raingear, Frogg Toggs are great stuff, if for no other purpose than to cut the wind before it gets inside the riding gear when it's cold out. The stuff is totally waterproof and makes for a great first line of defense if you get caught out in a heavy downpour, and you could.

It just makes sense to only take one set of gear to save room, and the mesh stuff with zip in liners pretty much covers all possibilites, save for a sleet storm, perhaps, and that's not likely.
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I am going to UPS some clothes to wear
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Good plan, sounds like a great trip.
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You can probably leave the Kili at home if you have other stuff to layer on when you hit the mountains or get surprised by cool weather.

Here is an article that is essential reading before riding in extremely hot weather...

http://www.ironbutt.com/ibmagazine/i..._62-66_Hot.pdf

I'm very glad I read it before riding to South Dakota last summer where I had several days of 95+ degrees. It was made tolerable by riding early in the day as much as possible to avoid the worst heat and wearing a Hyperkewl cooling vest... well worth the $40.


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That's an excellent article regarding riding in deserts out west.
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