Riding in Extreme Heat
So I live in Houston, which is known for high temperatures and ludicrous humidity, especially during the spring and summer. It's come to the point where I feel I can only ride during the evening, simply because it's nearly unbearable otherwise.
Here's the problem: Fully geared (black helmet, black leather jacket, black gloves, black boots, etc.), it's extremely uncomfortable to ride. It's just too bloody hot.
After a 30 minute ride I come back and do a 'cool down' run without any gear just up and down my quiet neighborhood streets a few times, and it's absolutely phenomenal.
Is there a way to combine the protection of gearing up with the comfort and 'openness' of riding without gear?
There has to be a solution.