Originally Posted by CalTex
Do you guys perspire a lot when you ride?
What type of bikes did you guys start with?
I live about 10 minutes from campus, could I get there without being drenched in sweat? (I live in Houston)
I don't sweat at all going 20 minutes to campus, even with my backpack on. Unless you are stopped at a light for a LONG time then you shouldn't have to worry about getting too hot. I just rode home 130 miles from College Station and the only place I'm a little sweaty is my head from wearing my helmet. The air coming at you is the ultimate air conditioner and you aren't sitting up against anything to make your back sweaty.
My first (and only) bike is my 750 cc Honda Shadow.