Took a trip from Dallas to Albuquerque and back a few weeks ago in record heat. The secret to my survival was the Frogg Togg Chilly Pad. Highly recommend it! Wet the thing, wrap around neck, and tuck into shirt. Gotta stop about once an hour to rewet it, since it dries out pretty quickly at 80+ mph. But when temps are at/above 100, you'd probably better stop once an hour to rewet yourself, anyway.
Last time I made this trip in summer, got a slight case of heat exhaustion. This time w/my secret weapon, no problems at all! Definitely a good deal if you'll be riding in extreme temps. BTW, the Frogg Toggs website shows out of stock, but these things are readily available all over the web. Bought mine at a Golfsmith store.
It's wet but won't be dripping wet. Main thing is that once you start to move, the air blowing across it causes an evaporative cooling effect, so it feels nice and cool. I actually received it as a golf gift, but it's not much help when the wind isn't blowing. But on the bike, where you manufacture your own wind, it works great. Definitely saved my ass this time around.
You betcha. Gotta be safe in that heat. It will sneak up on you before you know it.
I hear that...I got stuck in 100+ temps in full gear with an empty Camel back in Omaha NE on an over pass+ a traffic jam....started getting dizzy got off the bike and sat just over the white line...thank God some lady a couple cars over gave me a bottle of water or I think I would have passed out.
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