I lived there 11 years, and yes I rode in the summer. Jeans, jacket, gloves and full helmet. I used to be soaked on the ride home from work.Pigface1 said:I used to live out there for a bit, Sprocket. . you ride in the middle of summer?!
Loose Sprocket said:All year 'round for almost 14 years. This is my fourth summer in my Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket. It's held up amazingly well.
Ya heard wrong. Another Concours owner I ride with had to dodge an SUV backing out a driveway and he went down at about 45 MPH. His Phoenix jacket held up and, unlike his jeans, saved his upper body from major road rash. I never fooled myself in thinking it's as good as leather or ballistic nylon, but my confidence in the jacket has gone way beyond the "it's better than a t-shirt" level.Pigface1 said:From what I've heard, though, these things shred like crazy if you go down.