This is one of the reasons I wear my mesh jacket when the weather gets hot here. I don't want to compound any injuries I might have with burns received from the pavement if I am in an accident. As an experiment this summer when it gets hot and you are tempted to ride in shirt sleeves, go out and touch the pavement before you decide to ride without your jacket. As hot as things are, you will find that you don't want to have your skin in contact with that hot pavement.Being a Combat Lifesaver, I am no where near being a Medic. But I am someone you would like to have around you when all he11 hits the fan. Those are very good Vids with loads of well thought out info.
Something as simple as on a hot summer ride and a rider goes down, do you move the rider? If the rider is laying on hot pavement, you had better isolate the rider from the blistering heat or the burns will compound things. Pavement can be over 150 Degrees on a hot summer day. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7486363
I lived for a year in Yuma Arizona when I was in my early 20's. During the summer there, the pavement is so hot that our jets (I was in the USMC, in aviation) couldn't get enough lift to get off of the runways in the afternoons. And that was even with the runways watered down to cool them so the jets could get a little more lift. To work on the jets during the day, we had to bring them into the air conditioned hanger and give them 1 hour before anyone touched them with bare hands. Hot, HOT, HOT!And you're in Kentucky, Doug. Imagine what it's like here in Florida! :blob6: