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Hot Weather Motorcycle Gear: Surprising Idea for a Cooler Ride

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jul 24, 2014 5:06:00 PM

summer

When we stumbled across a surprising tip to keep cooler when riding under the blazing summer sun, we knew we had to share it.

According to one rider in the in the Motorcycle Enthusiasts group on Linkedin , wearing long sleeves in hot, steamy weather keeps you cooler than bare arms (as if you'd ride bare-armed anyway!) and prevents rapid dehydration as well. 

Do you agree with this tip?  Learn why it works, and test it out.  Then let us know your findings.

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Topics: Summer motorcycle riding, Tips for Summer Riding, Vented/Mesh Motorcycle Gloves, Summer Motorcycle Gloves

Keep Cool: Tips for Motorcycle Riders, Summer Motorcycle Gloves & More

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Jun 17, 2014 7:39:00 PM

blue_skyWe love the cool breezes and lazy days of summer, but sometime riding on 90 degree days can feel like  you're being blasted by a hair dryer!

Here's a round-up of rider suggestions for keeping cool when riding in extreme heat.

Why Motorcycle Gear in the Summer?

When riding this summer, don't be tempted to go without protective gear.

it sounds counter-intuitive, but in the summer, riders really need to cover up.

Why? Besides exposure to road rash, riders who ride uncovered dehydrate MORE quickly as sweat evaporates.  That can cause heat exhaustion -- and it's totally unnecessary.

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Topics: motorcycle gear, Summer motorcycle riding, Tips for Summer Riding, Summer Motorcycle Gloves

Leather Motorcycle Gloves: A Good Warm-Weather Option?

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

Apr 30, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Leather Motorcycle Gloves

When the air temperature is like an oven, the temptation to ride without gear is always there, but hands NEED protection.

One question we're frequently asked as summer approaches is which gloves are best at keeping hands cool during hot summer rides?

Leather is a classic material, and many riders like it in the summer, even if it's not the coolest fabric for gloves.

The two main benefits of leather is the capability to breathe and it's more protective than fiber alternatives, due to better abrasion resistance.

If you’re wondering what kind of glove -- leather or otherwise -- is best for summer months, read on.

Here is a lowdown of the latest advances in materials and styles, for maximum summertime protection and comfort. 

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Topics: Summer motorcycle riding, Tips for Summer Riding

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