Bruno Valeri




Hot weather riding tips

NB: Before anyone begins to wonder, this section is not about the hot weather in Canada. Though we might get 4-5 weeks of temperatures above 100F + humidity, it never gets that hot anywhere in Canada.

This section is about temperatures that I've experienced when touring in the American South West.

It deals with extreme hot weather riding for long-distance-type rides. For example, riding a full day in high heat.

Like when I crossed the Mojave desert mid-summer and temps were 115-119F.

Of course, the tips work for lower temps too!

What you need:

Things to heed:

Quick look:

Fundraising Basics
A quick primer when fundraising for your group or to aid victims of disaster

Product Reviews
Motorcycle Ride reviews
Hot Weather Riding Tips
Cold Weather Riding Tips
Tech Corner
Travel Writing

Table of Contents:

Travel Writing:

- Experience Newfoundland: West Coast: July 2003
Georgia On My Mind: May 2003
The Great Gypsy Tour: Oct 2002
The One That Got Away: Oct 2002


Cold Weather Riding
Hot Weather Riding
- Tech corner
Riding related
Track pictures
Winter ice riding pics
Touring spirit BMW
Motorcycle track riding school review

Topics general interest (technical):

- Are Gore Tex waterproof boots comfortable for hot weather riding?
Gore Tex: What is it? How does it work?
- So
how do I treat my Gore Tex boots? Can I use mink oil?


Road Test Reviews:

New directions at BMW
- BMW R1200 RT
- BMW R1200 ST

- About Buell Ownership
Buell XB12X Ulysses

BRP Can-Am
- Can-Am Spyder Roadster First Look

Product Reviews:

Riding Gear:

First Gear Rainman Jacket Teknic Supervent mesh pants
BMW Kalahari Boots Joe Rocket Meteor 4 jacket
Tecknic Sprint pants Sidi Vertebra Race Carbon and Vertigo Race Boots
Joe Rocket Speedmaster Liner Joe Rocket Sahara vest (evaporative cooling)
Tecknic Violator gloves Joe Rocket Hard Drive waterproof gloves
Joe Rocket Dry Tech liner Teknic Hurricane jacket
Joe Rocket Revolution riding pants Joe Rocket Blaster 3.0 motorcycle leather jacket
Scorpion EXO-700 helmet Frank Thomas mesh jacket
RPCM Cool Vest (phase change) Scorpion Race Case (helmet case)
Helmet Halo Dainese safety jacket 21

Cold Weather Riding Gear:

Gerbing heated jacket liner Bikers Comfort WindStopper balaclava (ST-WindPlus)
Gerbing G3 heated glove Widder electric vest
Helmax Widder System2 Lectric-vest and ArmChaps
Psolar BX face mask Riderwearhouse Triple Digit raincovers
Gerbing Heated Pant Liner Gerbing Cascade Extreme jacket
Gerbing Temperature controller  

Luggage related:

Chase Harper Dry Bags Chase Harper H20 Fanny Pack
Chase Harper Tool Roll Chase Harper B-Bags Speed Packs
Joe Rocket Velocity Tail Bag Frank Thomas Cargo Endurance rucksack (backpack)

Bike Related:

SYLVANIA SilverStar halogen bulbs: Scorpion Exhaust can (slip-on)
Lockhart Philips swing arm stand Zero Gravity Double Bubble windscreen
Hyper-Pro steering damper  

Motorcycle Track Riding Schools / Track Racing Schools:

FAST Riding School (F.A.S.T.) California Superbike School
Penguin Racing School  


Twist of the Wrist: Keith Code The Soft Science of Road Racing Motorcycles: Keith Code
Twist of the Wrist II:Keith Code More Proficient Motorcycling: David L. Hough

Sport Riding Techniques by Nick Ienatsch