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Old 11-08-2012, 03:01 PM   #41 (permalink)
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thats not true, humidity doesnt cause you to sweat, it just makes you feel that way because your sweat isnt doing what its suppose to do and evaporate.

you sweat regardless of humidity; once your body senses your temperature go pass X amount it does it because its a regulated mechanism.

as for being it 130 degrees, you will sweat profusely because your body temp would skyrocket. you wouldn't "feel" sweaty if there was no humidity because your sweat wouldn't stick/stay on your skin as long as it would with higher humidity.


Yes, I know this but was too lazy when I was typing. My bad. My point was and is, if it's humid your persperation will not evaporate and when you have full leathers on you are going to get sweaty at 80 degrees and it's not the most comfortable feeling. Once you are sweaty, you're sweaty so there's not much difference between 80 and 90 degrees in humidity. They both suck.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:10 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Wow, do people stay upwind of you? I can't imagine wearing leather in the humidity here, I would get out of my jacket looking like I just got out of the shower. Unless you don't wear gear?
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Eh, the mesh jacket with elbow, shoulder, and spine protectors is good enough for me...I didn't say hot, because it doesn't get that hot in FL, I was talking about the humidity, I have been in 130 in the desert, and I would rather be in that than the 95% humidity here
I wore 1 piece race suits on the street in the heavy humid TX summers, 100 degree temps and high relative humidity all the time. Back and chest protectors in it too. Did I get funny looks at gas stations, dealerships, at red lights? Yes. But I DGAF what they think and I always shut their inquisitive question of "Hey aren't you hot in all that?" with a 'I'd rather sweat then get a skin graft'.

I have perforated leathers as well as non. I had textile mesh jackets but with many manufacturers their idea of a 'back protector' in the jacket pocket is laughable. Plus not to mention many textile jackets the 'armor' is kinda loosly moving around. Not so in leathers.

Soft CE back protectors are barely something minimal if you really take a hard hit on it. Something small and minor yeah but if you get careened into a curb or car hood on your back that CE foam won't work AS good as a hard plastic armor back protector. It can be the difference between break and not. With CE foam only you're more liable to have a break if you ask it to absorb a mega hard impact, which a hard back protector can take much better.

You have one spine, do you want to be paralyzed or not? If I had to, I'd forgo a chest protector vs. back protector.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:32 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I've always been happy with The Helmet Harbor. They are a smaller mom and pop shop and mainly specialize in Arai helmets. They are local to me, but I think they have a website.....The Helmet Harbor, LLC. Hope this helps
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The amount you spend is based on how you value your body really. Riding to work on my bike I wear normal jeans and a textile jacket but always a good helmet and gloves. IF you fall off what's going down first? Hands. Kangaroo leather is comfy and doesn't smell funny plus offers shite loads of protection. As for helmets, only accept the best. I have an aria and it's by far the comfiest thing I've ever worn plus its safe. Boots are debatable as I've come off with and without them and done the same damage. Still advisable if you're screaming the arse off the bike. And one piece leathers may not be comfy but they let you slide down the road rather than roll reducing injuries. You will get burnt from heat created by friction though but it's either that or scraping off your skin on the tarmac. Sometimes also its better to go to a dealer to get sizes but who says you need to buy there?

Try on stuff you like and find out what size you are then buy off the web. Save some papers. Happy shopping.
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And as mentioned previously back protectors are a good idea. Track vests are good because they cover front and back but protect your spine at all costs. I do ambulance cover at the most dangerous road race in the world so I know how nasty it gets. Won't stop me riding and it shouldn't stop you just buy decent gear and take it easy
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Decent gear>>>Motorcycle Riding Apparel hope this helps
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Found a discount code for HelmetHarbor.com. "Dicount8" which I believe is still active
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