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Old 08-09-10, 05:32 PM   #1
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Hot weather tip

Some of you guys probably know this already, but I thought it would help a little, with your hot weather riding. I picked up some polyester breathable sleeveless t shirts from Target, that I wear under my jersey and it keeps me cooler than just wearing a jersey. It gets soaked from sweat, but so does my jersey, but it keeps me cooler. I do most of my riding around Houston and it's pretty hot. I was watching the landscapers for a while and I went over to talk to them and asked if it helped wearing long sleeve shirts and rags around there heads and they all said yes.

That's when I thought I would give it a try and it does work. I just went back and bought 3 more. They're only $10, if you would like to try one. Good luck.
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Last week was The Hottest ever recorded in Aug in Houston.
I have been riding early AM and late PM to get some miles in.
353 last week.
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Old 08-09-10, 05:43 PM   #3
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I stopped commuting temporarily in July so that I could ride in the evenings with my son. Turned out to be a good move. l'll probably continue riding in the evenings until the days get shorter and then I'll return to commuting. The weather will hopefully be cooler at that point.
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Old 08-09-10, 05:46 PM   #4
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Last week was The Hottest ever recorded in Aug in Houston.
I have been riding early AM and late PM to get some miles in.
353 last week.
WOW, that's doing some riding. I had to take care of some business today so I didn't ride. I took the weekend off too. I'll be back at it tomorrow.
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Last week was The Hottest ever recorded in Aug in Houston.
I have been riding early AM and late PM to get some miles in.
353 last week.
353 miles and I seem to remember that you are not the faster guy on the forum - sounds like your 30hrs/wk on the bike - so let me guess, when you retired your wife told you to get out of the house
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George, did you get the compression fit or just the loose fit C9 gear? I wear the loose fit around the house (hot here too in the Tampa area) but haven't tried the compression fit C9 yet for a base layer. My latest find was using a Headsweats head cover. Keeps the sweat out of my eyes and also works great to cool you off if you dump some cold water on it occasionally.

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George, did you get the compression fit or just the loose fit C9 gear? I wear the loose fit around the house (hot here too in the Tampa area) but haven't tried the compression fit C9 yet for a base layer. My latest find was using a Headsweats head cover. Keeps the sweat out of my eyes and also works great to cool you off if you dump some cold water on it occasionally.

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Hi Mark, I wear a skull cap from Pace and that works pretty good. I also have sleeves when the UV index is going to be high. I put 50 spf sun block on my face and arms when I don't wear the sleeves. I'm thinking of trying a Halo sweat band, because I read some go reports on them. Oh, and I do wear the loose fit.Thanks for the reply and try and stay cool.
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I'm thinking of trying a Halo sweat band, because I read some go reports on them.
Have 2 kinds of Halo bands and love them both. One is just a normal sweat band, and the other one also covers the ears for cooler weather. I use them for both riding and hiking in the mountains. Love them and highly recommend them.
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I love those Champion brand shirts from Target too - they're the only top layer these days. They have several different fabric types, I prefer the really light silky feeling ones and in light gray or white for the summer. And +1 on the skull cap, mine's an under armor brand, they really help.
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I'll be wearing a white Headsweats skull cap under the helmet on the commute home today......currently 92F and "feels like 103F"
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A couple of years ago I got onto Base layer clothing. The obvious use is as a Base layer for Cold weather---But there is also a lightweight summer version too. Mine is a bit retro in being an Aertex vest but it works. No sweat build up around the body whatsoever- even in 90F and steep hills.
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