Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, 05.07.2006 Australia
What do you wear on the bike in hot weather?
Good day to you all, I hope you passed a couple of great days!
I am quite interested to know what you wear in hot weather downunder, or what you recommend and what the cost of it is about.
I used to ride in hot weather with a biker jacket (leather, later then fabric), a pair of blue jeans, some chopper style biker boots, leather gloves and a open face helmet (this was on my Suzuki Intruder 750 in Capetown South-Africa).
I once had a accident with this gear, but no scraping on the ground, just a frontal and direct impact with a car (stole my right of way, it was an 18 year old, alone in the car with only a learners licence and friday evening!!). It was my mistake, I saw it comming and accelerated because I thought that i'd be faster and could pass by in the front of the car. . . . . . well, i wasn't.
I was real lucky there, the lower part of my right leg was between my bike and the car when the impact happened. Even though I was able to cut down on speed to about 30kmh per hour, the impact was hard enough. My face ended up on the windscreen (no cuts, no broken bones, no blood, just a massive punch in the face), my special extended footpegs that have been engineered out of hardened machine steel, snapped right off after they ripped the front right side fender of the car in two pieces.
I was very lucky and very stupid. As I mentioned before, sometimes learning hurts. . . . .
Up to these days I do not have any feeling in the lower part of my right leg. The nerves have been squashed, I could put a knife in the leg and would not feel a thing.
A little bit more speed at the moment of the impact and the cellstructure in my leg would have gone completely. . . . I shiver when I think about it.
Thank God that it happened next to a driveaway, so I could immediately ask the people for a lot of ice for my leg. I guess this was the best decision I could made.
So what do you recommend?
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