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Sunblock & Leathers questions for SWIV

Two quick things, given the potential weather issues and cooler temps is anyone actually bringing leathers? And for sunblock, when riding, do you prefer lotion or spray and at what SPF? Just curious, 'cause I might have to make room on the bike.


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It's New England so I would bring some cool weather gear. Better to be prepared than suffer when it dips into cooler temps. As far as sunscreen, you have to wear it, what would you prefer to use? Either way a spray or tube doesnt take much room

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We've had a nice summer here but the last couple weeks have been a bit cooler. Gorham has had temps in the high 70s and low 80s during the day, but dropping down into the 50s at night, and even a low in the 40s a couple nights. If you were going to park your bike for the night at 7:00, you probably could get by without leathers, but if you're going to ride after sunset you will likely wear at least the jacket. I guess part of that answer is it depends on what you've been used to also. To a lot of the western half of the country who have had a hot summer, this weather will likely feel great but they'll also likely be more apt to need something warm to wear. Hope that helps you decide.

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I believe it was Mark Twain that said, "If you don't like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes"

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Glad i read this... i was planning cloths for warmer temps. Time to rethink.

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Glad i read this... i was planning cloths for warmer temps. Time to rethink.
You dont have to get carried away. After all it is August but it can and does drop in temps at night especially in northern New England. I've gone up to a buddies house just about 30 miles from the Canadian boarder in VT wearing shorts. By the time I get to his place (evening time) I've pulled over to put pants on.

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Glad i read this... i was planning cloths for warmer temps. Time to rethink.
Like with most outdoor activities, it's usually best to dress in layers as much as you can. We could very well have a day or two that approaches 90 degrees, but more than likely it will be 78-84 during the afternoons. Don't forget that if you're going to make the Mt. Washington Auto Road ride on Tuesday, you'll definitely want to have warm clothes in your saddlebags that day. If it's at all a clear day, the ride to the top is spectacular and well worth the effort!

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I never travel anywhere without raingear, leathers, and 70 SPF. Global warming you know


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I never travel anywhere without raingear, leathers, and 70 SPF. Global warming you know
Amen to that.

I'm always wearing jeans too. No matter the temp or weather, jeans lol

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