It's my feeling that one stands a much higher chance of dying of heat stroke in hot weather, wearing gear, than sliding down the highway on your arse.
I'm all for safety but I'm tired of wearing my Joe Rocket jacket in the heat. Last summer there was NO way I could wear a jacket in the Fraser Canyon and live. Last Saturday, I felt really sh*tty after a longer ride in the heat. So what's it going to be; gear or no gear? To be or not to be labelled a Squid?