Originally Posted by sonoran
Phoenix rider checking in here.. temps in the 110-120* range are common in summer
Evap cooling is your best option. Some folks wear them under mesh jackets but this dries them out quickly. A well vented textile jacket with evap cooling will keep you cooler longer. Don't need to go nuts on expensive gear.. just soak a sweatshirt in water and it'll keep you cool so long as you are moving.
thanks... i'll look into something that will not dry up to quickly... there is one section of 400 miles without hotels and we are not carrying any camping gear. so we might have to ride during the hot hours of the day and with a loaded bike we have limited capacity to carry much water...