Commuting in the Sun and Staying Cool

The warm weather here in Lincolnshire is still with us.  Most people would be surprised to find out that the Summer is not my favourite time for motorcycling.  I find the Spring and Autumn is better, not too hot, and not too cold; the Goldilocks seasons.

With modern clothes cold is now quite easy to deal with, and if like me you ride all year round, then indulge in heated grips and a heated waist coat.  An expensive luxury, but feeling cosy and warm in the middle of Winter can really make your Winter rides fun.

Anyway, I am starting to ramble, back to the point of the post.  Hot weather is harder to deal with, I see far to many people wearing tee-shirts, and shorts.  Some people compromise and wear the full bike gear but leave the gloves at home.  Well your all MAD never compromise on what your wear.  I have the BMW Rallye 2 Suite, its major downside is when its hot and wet, its just too hot, the waterproof layer zips inside and is fleece lined, on a warm day in the rain you melt, but on days like we have had in the last week, its been brilliant.  With just the outer layer, with all its vents and the armour layer its perfect for hot dry days.

But always remember its better to be hot and uncomfortable then badly injured, waiting for skin grafts.

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