Monday, August 27, 2007

My Hot Weather Riding Outfit

Another warm day today, highs in the low 90s and feeling quite humid for Colorado. Sunny and very little in the way of breezes in the morning. Overcast in the afternoon with 40% chance of thunderstorms.

So, with that weather forecast, I managed to leave work a little after 1500hrs and arranged with my loving wife to have my picture taken on Maria while wearing my hot-weather riding gear. The jacket is pretty much the only different thing from my cold-weather riding gear. The overpants are Joe Rocket "Alter Ego" pants worn over jeans with the venting cover removed in the mornings. The jacket is from Firstgear TexMesh I believe. The combination is not bad while moving in this hot weather, but one does feel the heat when standing still at stoplights, stop-n-go traffic, and while posing for pictures!

The boots are made by "Bear", with zipper sides to ease putting them on and off while changing for the ride home. I usually remove the jeans and work shirt, and just ride with the overpants and tshirt underneath the riding jacket.

For anything above 95 degrees, the cooling vest gets involved! If I am doing a long ride, then the compression long sleeve shirt gets put on as well and soaked down.

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