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    Going to the rally - What to wear?

    I will be coming from the East (Eastern Canada) and will be on the road for about 2 weeks in all.

    What should I wear: my Darien jacket and pants, or my Joe Rocket mesh jacket (with a waterproof liner for the rainy days)?

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    Dressing for the occasion is kind of a personal question....
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    I'm wearing Olympia mesh jacket and pants. It is going to be hot and humid.

    I carry a Frogg Toggs rain suit in case things get wet or cold...cold is not likely. The quilted Olympia liners are too warm for this time of the year unless you are at high elevation.
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    Definitely mesh gear. Especially pants!

    And stay hydrated!

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    Mesh

    I have a Scorpion Hi-vis mesh jacket, Joe Rocket mesh pants and wear LDC under it all.

    The jacket has a waterproof liner that can be worn; but I usually just get wet and let the air dry me.
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    Thanks everyone... So mesh it will be... and the original (shorter) windscreen for my K1100, to let more air come through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeoriaMac View Post
    Dressing for the occasion is kind of a personal question....
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    Travel (distance days) in the Darien... dayride/sightsee in the mesh; got pants with
    that? The mesh should pack small & does not need to be kept dry...strap it on.

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    Draggin Jeans or Aerostitch Bib Pants?

    Which do you think will be cooler?

    I plan to buy mesh pants at the rally.

    Leaning towards the Draggin's as less bulky but with Aerostitch, can wear shorts under and take off to cool down on breaks.

    Thoughts?

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    Midwest Heat..

    It might not be quite as hot as Bloomsburg. But the forecast is nearing the mid to upper 90's,,,,along with midwestern humiditySounds like they'll be selling lot's of beer once againSafe riding to all.

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    Are you sure?

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixrdr View Post
    It might not be quite as hot as Bloomsburg. But the forecast is nearing the mid to upper 90's,,,,along with midwestern humiditySounds like they'll be selling lot's of beer once againSafe riding to all.
    Go to http://www.wunderground.com and type in Sedalia, Mo......I just did....it shows 108 degrees for this coming Friday with 50% change of thunderstorms

    The rain should cool it down some...

    So, back to the question.....I think a swim suit and an umbrella is in order....

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