Staying Cool Discovery
We've been having occasional bouts of heat up here in the northland, with some days reminiscent of my Houston summers (mid 90s for temp, mid 80s for humidity), but I'm not letting that prevent me from riding.
I had to take a ride to Buffalo (MN) on an errand, about 2+ hours round trip on the back roads, and forgot that my riding pants and mesh jacket were in the washer. Pulled 'em out and they were still very wet, 'though not dripping. It was already hot outside, so I put 'em on over my wicking outfit (wicking briefs, shorts and t-shirt) and took off. Kept me very cool for about the first 45 minutes of the ride.
I know there are dedicated cooling vests, etc., but I really had no interest as I have yet to get really uncomfortable even in the 90s. But since the jacket and pants are synthetics, there's no harm to wetting them down before a ride, and it really made a difference!
'07 DL650 ABS
'04 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic Silverado (gone)
'04 Yamaha TTR225
'03 BMW F650GS (wife's)
'92 Honda XR250L
'86 Honda VT500c (gone)