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post #1 of 5 Old Aug 20th, 2010, 2:36 pm Thread Starter
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leaving south florida for tn & nc friday aug 30th. opinions leather or textile clothing. mountain riding for two weeks
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post #2 of 5 Old Aug 20th, 2010, 3:01 pm
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Re: road trip

Based on the amount of rain and flooding that's been hitting Tennessee, I'd go with Textile. It's cooler and dries faster than leather.


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Textile with liners that way you stay cool in the heat & warm after dark when it cools down.I also bring a few long sleeve T-shirts.

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post #4 of 5 Old Aug 20th, 2010, 6:06 pm
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Rather than cotton T-shirts, I strongly recommend LDComfort undergarments. There is nothing better for riding in the heat or cold. I have one pair of longs, one pair of shorts, and a helmet liner. They are very durable (mine have lasted 3 years and over 30,000 miles and they still look like new). They are easy to clean in a hotel room sink, and are dry by morning. They are not cheap, but oh so worth the cost.

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Re: road trip

Ditto on the LD Comfort stuff. You won't be cold in the mountains this time of year - still pretty hot. Low to mid 80's in the day to high 50's at night.

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