I've got a JR Reactor, a step up from the phoenix with perf leather shoulders and arms. Also go the liner which really helps on cooler eve's. Son's got the same and survived his get off with little wear.
Can't make the duc's on the BR. too much else going on.
Any of you NC folks wanna meet in Charlotte and spend a day/weekend heading up to the BRP and Boone/Blowing Rock maybe Asheville? I know some great routes. Maybe weekend 5/15? Trying to find an open weekend and also get a date w/ my son to ride with me. He's a college student and working too.
Oh, and I had on Gierke mesh gloves, with knuckle gaurds, padded fingers and palm, and they have little ventilation vents, they were great too! I think I was as cool as my husband in his t-shirt and MUCH better protected!