In Brisvegas earlier this year, having come up from Hobart on my Speedmaster, I wore a lightweight, fully-armoured jacket & Draggin' jeans, Rossi boots & good gloves for the 4 months I was there. Yes, mostly, especially when it was really hot with high humidity, it was very bloody uncomfortable. And yet.... I've gottaa say...... the number of riders in brissie who scoot around in shorts, singlets, no gloves, and even thongs!! is amazing. Either these guys think that they'll be fine, coming off in traffic, or they believe that gravel rash is just a minor annoyance. Having experienced the joys of gravel/road base/being scrubbed out of my wounds after a spill, I just can't imagine les than being covered completely, and sensibly. I know it's each to their own, but still. On a visual note, seeing a guy in a singlet, stubbies, and thongs on a Harley NightRod is just wrong!!!!