I have been to Sturgis twice, 02 & 05, Milwakee for the Harley 100th and do a lot of west coast touring. Rode there an back, no trailer. I'm a card carrying member of the Iron Butt Association, completed the Saddle Sore 1000on the first trip to Sturgis. I'd kinda like to know what the distance riders out there are doing to beat the heat. I have tried everything, from pouring water from my squirt bottel on me to useing a "misty mate". I just ordered one of those "Evaporative Cool Vest", does anyone use one of those? Do they work? What else can ya do? I love puttn 3-4 hundred miles on a day but, when it's hot, I just get worn out anymore, there just ain't no shade on the back o' that monster.