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    Default Keeping it Cool

    Over the past few days it's been hot as h3ll in Jozi, even as early as 7am. How do you keep cool with ATGATT on your inner city commute?

    I have a leather jacket and EazyOvers, and really need to drink 3 glasses of water when I get to work. I do also have a summer jacket, but then we expect thunderstorms in the afternoon, thus it's a gamble regarding being waterproof (leather vs highly ventilated jacket) - I'm not sure there is a solution for pants though.

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    Easy overs and a ventilated mesh jacket. Weekends I have mesh pants as well. I takes my chances with the rain as it's predicted for late afternoon (16:00). The jacket does have a rainproof liner which I conveniently forgot today. I drink throughout the day and have a towel with me at all times.

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    Easy-Overs with mesh jacket. If it rains, you get wet, so what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    Easy-Overs with mesh jacket. If it rains, you get wet, so what?
    Took the words out of my mouth, I LOVE riding in the rain. Actually right now I would love just being allowed to ride, period.
    No riding for 12 weeks from date of op, and these compression stockings are not suited to heat waves.

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    Same as the above. I recently got a spirit explorer jacket and pants.

    Also, I use the BMW cool down vest. That thing is amazing when it has airflow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by colyvon View Post
    Took the words out of my mouth, I LOVE riding in the rain. Actually right now I would love just being allowed to ride, period.
    No riding for 12 weeks from date of op, and these compression stockings are not suited to heat waves.
    It is especially nice here in the highveld where it is usually warm, even when raining. It is not uncommon to sweat like a pig, ride into the rain and actually love the cooling down effect, ride out of the rain and be dry in 5 - 10 minutes. I don't see the need to try and remain dry, unless I am on the way to work.

    You hang in there with the riding Colin. 12 weeks is a long time, but time does fly when you are having fun, so have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post

    You hang in there with the riding Colin. 12 weeks is a long time, but time does fly when you are having fun, so have fun!

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    So, yesterday I left work in Midrand. Bike told me it was 30 degrees. At New Road I rode into a lovely shower and it dropped to 22 degrees. I rode from the N1 to the R21 on Olifantsfontein in the refreshing rain. As I entered the R21 South, I rode out of the shower and temperature was up to 29 degrees. I was soaked. Could only be wetter if I jumped into a swimming pool. By the time I got home, I was 100% dry. Lovely!

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    Phew...rain in the highveld is acidic. I might just melt away!!!

    I suppose I'll just have to put the phone and wallet in the topbox and ride into the rain then!

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    I wear one of these.
    If it's cold early or rainy, I just put a waterproof jacket over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ntjamme View Post
    Phew...rain in the highveld is acidic. I might just melt away!!!

    I suppose I'll just have to put the phone and wallet in the topbox and ride into the rain then!

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    Yep. Phone and wallet in top box and away you go! Try it, you may well like it!

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    34.5C outside on my ride just now... I'm melting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freerider View Post
    34.5c outside on my ride just now... I'm melting.

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    eina!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freerider View Post
    34.5C outside on my ride just now... I'm melting.

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    37...38 yesterday. Luckily for my cooldown vest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ntjamme View Post
    Phew...rain in the highveld is acidic. I might just melt away!!!

    I suppose I'll just have to put the phone and wallet in the topbox and ride into the rain then!

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    Go to Sportsmans or one of the Hiking shops can purchase a waterproof cover for you phone etc.

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