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Old 08-18-03, 08:49 AM   #1
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Base Layers in heat

I've been wearing a polypropelene base layer in the winter,
and last week received one of the mesh base layers to
assist "wicking" and cooling. Given I'm doing Hotter than
Hell this weekend I figured it can't hurt.
I went out yesterday, temps mid to upper 90's, high humidity
(for this area) and did a quick 25 mile ride.

I have to say I'm impressed, it worked. I was alot more
comfortable, didn't have rivulets of sweat running down
my torso, and didn't seem to mind the heat/humidity as
much.
Anyone else have experience with using this type
of base layer?
Bicycling Hub has some
on sale for $12.00 reduced from $39. if anyone is interested.

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Old 08-19-03, 01:45 AM   #2
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I am VERY interested in this.... I ride (maybe near you) in the afternoons with recent temperatures pegging up around 105F. It's just too damn hot to ride sometimes. I am gonna look at this mesh stuff.

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Old 08-19-03, 07:19 AM   #3
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I got the idea while watching the tour. almost all of the
riders seemed to have base layers.
I'm surprized that there weren't more comments from
us hot weather riders. There are quite a few of us from
Dallas/FT Worth area if not the rest of texas.
I'll let you know after this weekend how it worked
for hotter than hell.

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Old 08-19-03, 08:02 AM   #4
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by friend swears by the performance polyester undershirts he wears, be it summer or winter. he said it helps you stay cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter...!!
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