Damn It's Hot Outside
It's been so hot lately I haven't been riding nearly as much as I usually do. A couple of weekends ago I was riding back from Hangtime Motorycles in Frazier Park (they fixed my bike after that little spill I had) and rode through 100+ degree temps once I hit the San Fernando Valley. It was a little shocking after having zipped past the beach in Ventura where it was about 73 degrees. 100+ degrees in full leathers pretty much sucks. The wind is just blazing hot and everything is uncomfortable, but there's no way in hell I'd ride in this heat without all my gear.
In any case one of the only places I'll ride in this heat is the nearby forest where it's noticeably cooler. I had a nice little late afternoon jaunt up there last weekend and snapped this little shot of downtown L.A. Thank goodness there's a couple of places nearby to cool down when it's this hot.