Leaving Houston next weekend headed for Ruidoso, NM. Decided to take the quickest route up (through Fort Stockton) which is probably also the hottest route. I've planned to wear a long sleeve shirt and will try to wear my mesh jacket as long as I can. I figure I'll need sunscreen on my face and the back of my neck (wearing 3/4 Arai helmet) and thought I should probably take several cool collars in an ice chest along with some water bottles. I plan to stop once every hour or so to rehydrate and stretch but I'm sure I'm overlooking some important detail. Any other ideas to make the heat more bearable. BTW, it's supposed to be over 100 degrees later this week in Fort Stockton so who knows what it will be next week. Oh yeah, I forgot... it's a DRY heat!