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Old November 25th, 2016, 11:27 AM   #1
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leathers or textiles

Leathers in summer and textiles in winter.
But what about you?

Recently bought an open face helmet for gentle summer cruising.
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Old November 25th, 2016, 10:37 PM   #2
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Ere in AubloodyStraya it's too hot in summer for leather's so I do the opposite and wear mesh textile with kevlar reinforced denim jeans (with hip pads and strap on knee-shin protectors).

In winter (that would probably be same as your summer ) I use a Revit textile 3 in 1 type jacket (rain and quilted zip out liners). It no longer gets cold enough to use full textile pants and so I just pull on my plastic rain pants if needed.

Who said global warming was BS? I remember doing the same riding - but 20 years ago it was Fffffffreezing and you had to have good stuff, now I get by with summer gear and some rain cover.......

Naturally today's gear is more advanced (kevlar, Goretex, Reflective, etc etc ) but I always had good gear and was always warm and dry in adverse conditions. Oh, and I have always been a F_F sort of guy.....not for me to have a grasshopper hit between the eyes......or gravel rash on my face.......but I still see younger toughies bare handed, open faced with squinting eyes against the force of the wind and of course shorts and thongs with a full battle armour jacket..........I must be missing something.....??

Cheers........big chunder storm at 5 am stopped me from going on a nice cool breakfast ride........

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Old November 25th, 2016, 11:48 PM   #3
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Ya bleeding woose. A drop of rain shouldn't stop ya! ��
I've just bought new RSt boots and a pair if Furygan textile winter gloves. Dry and toasty ( that's warm to you)
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Old November 28th, 2016, 10:23 PM   #4
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Got me in one.......a woose......yep thatsme......

But I did get out on Sunday morning and it was wonderful

30 Deg C today and sticky humid after all that storm cell rain......bloody grass is growing fast....... guess what I have to do this weekend.......
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Old December 5th, 2016, 10:31 AM   #5
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