Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: CO Springs, CO, USA
I am new to the CO. area and have found it a pain when it comes to trying to find the "right" jacket. If the sun is out great and a mesh jacket works great. In fact, anything greater than that and I cook. But then the sun goes behind a cloud and I want my linner under the mesh.
I have a good, no, very good vented leather jacket and can get away with most weather. When it gets cooled the linner comes out. But Summer sun, nope to hot.
Bought a Cordova 3/4 jacket to fight the thunderstorms of summer, and found it is hard to get into the pockets and is to hot in direct sun.
What I have ended up formulating is that the thin air at 6K and above just makes thnigs hard. Most of the time I ride in the leather and carry the linner. Other times I ride in the mess and carry the liner. So the linner is coming out to be the most important item I own and it happens to be a Gerbings so I can plug it in for the winter days.
One jacket, forget it!