What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do - especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.
~William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways
I've made a couple of relatively short road trips this summer, but with no air-conditioning and scorching Midwest summers, dressing as cool as possible is a necessity.