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^^^ Nice. I have also been thinking of getting an "adventure" type helmet - on the basis they have a larger visor area and perhaps a bigger opening at the chin - making it potentially more airy to wear - and therefore, cooler?

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I was totally surprised as to how cooler my face and head felt.

The vents seemed to work better than those on my HJC IS-Max II.

The helmet is a Frank Thomas which is a brand acquired by J & S Motorcycles from whom I bought it.

I had my eye on a much more expensive helmet but the assistant suggested the FT which was a lot cheaper.

It seems remarkably well made and was £120.

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scooter wrote: Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:50 pm I was totally surprised as to how cooler my face and head felt.

The vents seemed to work better than those on my HJC IS-Max II.

The helmet is a Frank Thomas which is a brand acquired by J & S Motorcycles from whom I bought it.

I had my eye on a much more expensive helmet but the assistant suggested the FT which was a lot cheaper.

It seems remarkably well made and was £120.

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Thanks, I'll look into it - although I need to wait a few weeks having splurged on a few bits and bobs recently - including a mesh jacket, which is great for warm days...
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Can I ask what mesh jacket you plumped for?

I have been looking for one myself.

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I tried a couple of different ones in J&S and then ordered one from Sportsbikeshop - but none of them were a good fit (all a bit short for my liking), so in the end I went a bit crazy and bought a Rukka:

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Very nice.

I agree that the fit is all important.

That should last a biking lifetime.

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scooter wrote:Very nice.

I agree that the fit is all important.

That should last a biking lifetime.

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That was my thinking. Just sorted out my route for tomorrow...

Buxton
Castleton
Langsett
Holmfirth (Bronte for the cultured, LOTSW for me)
Macclesfield
Home

Should be a nice day. I’ll post some pics if I get some.
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130 miler?

Look forward to the photographs.

We're off to Oxford tomorrow.

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scooter wrote:130 miler?

Look forward to the photographs.

We're off to Oxford tomorrow.

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About that, I reckon - although I usually end up on a detour or two - as that’s half the fun.

Enjoy the spires.
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It was a great ride. What a lovely way to spend time - a mixture of fast sweeping A roads - many of them empty, and tight single tracks with plenty of hairpins. Two highlights:

Winnats Pass in the Hope Valley, Derbyshire. A beautiful place - and surely a rare picture with such a perfectly blue sky!

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Somewhere on the A535 between Holmfirth and Stalybridge. A view to the North.

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What a perfect sky in that first photo. Beautiful scenery too.
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Boy, was it hot today :hot:

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Even the locals were rather languid!

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Boating, it’s such a beautiful evening
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Hot here
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Entering from Kuivasmeri (dry sea) to Kellonmeri (Sea of Clock). Fife seas more to go, right? :lol:
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Enjoying superb weather (smoking and drinking Coca Cola)
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Evening ride

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A ship wreck

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