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    Body Temperature control

    I been riding a whole 2 week's now/ Is there a better way of controlling your body Temperature/Riding for 30mins in a light Kevlar shirt with armour and when finished I'm dehydrated as hell,(yes I drink plenty of water) will I get used to the heat as I ride more? It's the only downside to something I can't wait to do everyday? Cheers!

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    Hmmmm, I lived in Scotland for 12 years, never really had a problem here..

    Off road I wear a Camel Pak with iced water in it. Keeps my back cool and I can suck on the teat to get rid of the dust.

    Still trying to figure out how to stop my goggles get filled with sweat, though.

    Dunno if any of this will help.
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    In hot weather you need to keep moving. As soon as you stop, you start to heat up. Most kit has vents, open all the vents . Most of all though keep moving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Bundy 4eva! View Post
    I been riding a whole 2 week's now/ Is there a better way of controlling your body Temperature/Riding for 30mins in a light Kevlar shirt with armour and when finished I'm dehydrated as hell,(yes I drink plenty of water) will I get used to the heat as I ride more? It's the only downside to something I can't wait to do everyday? Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    In hot weather you need to keep moving. As soon as you stop, you start to heat up. Most kit has vents, open all the vents . Most of all though keep moving.
    In all cerealness, this.

    If you're crawling through the city everyday all you can really do is use good deodorant and wear merino undies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Bundy 4eva! View Post
    I been riding a whole 2 week's now/ Is there a better way of controlling your body Temperature/Riding for 30mins in a light Kevlar shirt with armour and when finished I'm dehydrated as hell,(yes I drink plenty of water) will I get used to the heat as I ride more? It's the only downside to something I can't wait to do everyday? Cheers!
    What sort of riding are you doing to get so hot and which parts of you over heat the most?

    Summer and winter gear is quite different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Bundy 4eva! View Post
    I been riding a whole 2 week's now/ Is there a better way of controlling your body Temperature/Riding for 30mins in a light Kevlar shirt with armour and when finished I'm dehydrated as hell,(yes I drink plenty of water) will I get used to the heat as I ride more? It's the only downside to something I can't wait to do everyday? Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YellowDog View Post
    What sort of riding are you doing to get so hot and which parts of you over heat the most?

    Summer and winter gear is quite different.
    City/traffic jams/speed bumps/traffic lights etc/Country riders don't know how good they have it! Im lucky to get out of 3rd gear/ Whole body drenched when I'm done,feels like I lost some weight which is a good thing/Im 6.3 and 110kg so my size dosent help I guess?

    I'm top too toe in safety gear.. overkill?

    Guess I'll just man up until autumn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Bundy 4eva! View Post
    City/traffic jams/speed bumps/traffic lights etc/Country riders don't know how good they have it! Im lucky to get out of 3rd gear/ Whole body drenched when I'm done,feels like I lost some weight which is a good thing/Im 6.3 and 110kg so my size dosent help I guess?

    I'm top too toe in safety gear.. overkill?

    Guess I'll just man up until autumn!
    Town riding is always going to be a hot steamy affair through the summer months. You need to keep an eye on the bike's temperature too.

    I was given a Malaysian Police riding vest that you soak in cold water before wringing out and wearing under your gear. Very good

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    A Rev'it mesh jacket made a massive difference to my summer riding. Fantastic airflow and it has a removable waterproof liner (more like showerproof) and armour . I rarely wear any of my other riding gear now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by george formby View Post
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    2 parts, you don't want to ride in gear that exposes flesh, that dehydrates you. You also don't want to be wearing gear without vents etc.

    You can get a variety of gear from heavily mesh to well vented etc. You can also look at evaporative cooling vests, where they hold water (a few different ways from soaking to filling it) and then like sweat, as air passes over it, it cools you.

    A naked bike will expose you to more wind, or a faired bike protect you from it. Some bikes run hotter than others as well.
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    Thanks for the help everyone/Look's like it's my Kevlar shirt/

    I start heating up walking downstairs to the garage usually a little nervous aswell, still getting used to riding in mad Auckland traffic so that increases temp/

    The riding shirt has no vents it has
    zip plus buttons although I leave a couple of top buttons undone/I thought it would be more comfortable than a Jacket for the heat and boy was I wrong/

    Even my riding Jean's / leather boots and gloves seem more breathable

    Will persevere for now , still need a jacket for autumn and longer road trips.

    Thanks again everyone!

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    You could always try losing weight.




    No offence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berries View Post
    You could always try losing weight.




    No offence.
    That cut deep and ruined my day

    Thanks.

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