- Product Review (submitted on October 17, 2008):
Returning to Indiana from an HSTA national rally in Avon, Colorado, three weeks ago, I had my first accident in 40 years of riding. I was wearing my 10 year old Darien suit.
I dozed off on an arrow straight Western Kansas farm road surrounded by wheat fields. July was harvest time but there was very little traffic. I just remember riding along at a steady 70 miles an hour for some time and the next thing I remember was hitting the ground hard, bouncing and hitting repeatedly for at least four or five times before coming to a stop.
My two week old bike was totaled. I felt very fortunate to come out with only a broken ankle and not a scratch or bruise on my body thanks to your great suit and my full face helmet.
My first "Stitch" was a two piece Roadcrafter, then this Darien (which got me up to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, and back, and now I think I'll retire the old faithful Darien, which didn't have a single tear, and try one of your new one-piece Roadcrafters.
My first broken bone at 69 years of age doesn't seem that bad considering all the riding I have done and as soon as I get this cast off my leg, me and my new Roadcrafter will get back on the road. Thanks again for making such a great suit.