Another factor is that the SCTA,
who runs Speed Week at Bonneville,
requires special leathers,
calling for NO cooling vents, and NO
cloth panels – which means that
modern, “off-the-rack” road-race leathers
may not pass inspection.
It also means that I sometimes must spend the
whole last day in a “fitting,” where I show my “special”
riding position to the “leathersmith” and he makes
the leathers fit “tight,” for least wind resistance.
This year, the fit was a BIG problem……