Man, that sucks!
Glad to read that you are OK - relatively speaking - and sorry to hear that the bike suffered pretty badly.
I have to admit that when I have ridden in the US it has mostly been in hot weather and I haven't given too much thought to what I have worn.
You post is a salutory reminder that you can't be too careful.
Hope you heal quick.
of the Woody Memorial Ride
Ride Bells by Jack and Kara. Ass grabbed by Lisa, Leslie, Sue and Dee.