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Old 04-01-2009, 09:47 PM   #1
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:05 AM   #2
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I think it's a good article. Short and to the point with good information. I think a lot of people are too worried about looking "cool" rather than saving themselves from injury or death. I have three girls in my life that mean the world to me and you can bet I'll be wearing all the protective gear I can.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:35 AM   #3
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I look cool no matter what I wear, but if I really wanted to do the most I could to save myself from injury or death, I'd drive my car every day. It is much safer than riding a motorcycle and wearing any kind of gear you can think of.
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I like arm chaps with fringes.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:06 AM   #5
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A good 101-level course with good use of 'facts' and 'data'.

It all comes down to Risk Management. What risks are you willing to take?

For instance, I always ride in a FF hat, an armored jacket, gloves and boots. However, I seldom wear armored/moto-pants. Why? It's too hot/inconvenient to wear such around town.

My choice, yours will probably be different.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:37 AM   #6
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A good 101-level course with good use of 'facts' and 'data'.

It all comes down to Risk Management. What risks are you willing to take?

For instance, I always ride in a FF hat, an armored jacket, gloves and boots. However, I seldom wear armored/moto-pants. Why? It's too hot/inconvenient to wear such around town.

My choice, yours will probably be different.

Ditto, I wear my Darien pants if it's below 65 or 70 which is most of the year here but above that it's too warm. plus I use my bike for general transport, if I fully geared up everytime I'd never get anywhere. If it's very warm I ride in a sweatshirt or regular shirt, not the best from a safety standpoint but much more comfortable.

To me riding is fun, if I'm sweating my ass off and paranoid every time I ride then whats the point? I always wear a helmet boots and gloves though. My hands, feet and melon need protecting no matter what.
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Remember- if you ride naked you may be a redneck.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:01 AM   #8
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"To me riding is fun, if I'm sweating my ass off and paranoid every time I ride then whats the point? "

Pretty much. If someone is THAT worried about gettting injured, then motorcycles probably ain't your thang!
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:16 AM   #9
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An eon ago I could care less what I was wearing. Didn't care about the stories- didn't care about the safety. About 10yrs ago I watched a kid riding in my group tip into a turn on Blood Mountain at about 40mph. Suddenly, the bike lowsided from a sand patch. I watched him and his bike slide (@ 40mph) right off the side of the mountain. 72ft down the hill the bike looked like shyt, but the kid had a textile suit on and outside of bruised ribs (from an abrupt stop from a pine tree) he looked great. The next day I bought an air-flow jacket. Occassionally, I will hit the road without proper gear, but for the most part I try my best to make sure I have a jacket on. The skull bucket only gets used when I'm at the track working and need to get from vendor row to the viewing area.
BTW- Anyone going to RD ATL this weekend - I have a customer with a three day pass with all the bells and whistles for sale- I think $100 but I'm sure things are reeeeaaaallly negotiable.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:34 AM   #10
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A good 101-level course with good use of 'facts' and 'data'.
It was a good "101" article, except for one glaring omission: boxers, briefs, or thong? I realize that climate, type of bike, and general riding style are going to have a lot of bearing on what's right for each rider, but a small chart with some basic "Do's and Don'ts" could have been a big help for those noobs out there.

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