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Here's Why Riders Should Wear Their Gear

Discussion in 'Rights and Safety' started by sfoens, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. wvrider1

    wvrider1 Well-Known Member

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    I Like my Diamond gusset jeans, I wait until they go on sale. They'll make'm to fit ya.
     
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    The original post looks like that fellow is wearing a tea shirt at least..... On his head albeit, but at least he was/is wearing a shirt....... hahahahah :angel4:

    An aside on that note, a lot of years back, apparently Sammy Davis went to a restaurant that demanded patrons wore a tie and for the ones that didn't have a tie on they supplied them from under the doorman's desk or whatever.... The story goes that Sammy Davis accepted the tie and wrapped it round his head and tied it off at one side and just nonchalantly walked in and had his meal........:angel:
     
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    Ghostrider25 Lone Rider of the Apocolypse

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    Ouch. I bet that hurts like Hell. Nope, I am an ATGATT dude. It is a promise I made, and it is one I intend to keep.
     
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    Those prices aren't half bad! And they look like regular jeans. Will have to give them a shot. Thanks.
     
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    I took a ride on my 19th birthday, drunk, wearing jean shorts, a wife beater, and barefoot. The guy behind me hit me... big windjammer fairing on his bike... knocked me down. ROAD RASH!!!!! Legs, back... it was bad.

    I was all geared up good when I had the bad accident... the gear didn't help. Pretty much tore my left leg off below the knee.

    Do I wear gear? Not always...
     
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    That sucks. I know that the gear I wear won't protect me from all the possibilities. But there isn't any accident that no gear will protect me from.
     
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    When I went down I was ATGATT. No road rash, 8 shattered ribs and a broke clavical
     
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    Ghostrider25 Lone Rider of the Apocolypse

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    There are certain scenarios where it's just not going to matter if you have gear on or not - a big hurt is coming. Large traumatic impacts are the things I think of mostly. But in a get-off or low-side type of wreck the gear can be a huge factor. I don't preach on ATGATT - everyone has to make their own decision about it - I just know that I plan on gearing up every time out.
     
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    1) thanks for the reminder to keep my jacket on this week in Arkansas, I know it'll be hot, but a small price to pay.
    2) I like these Bilt jeans from Cycle Gear, I'm sure they're not as great as the high end stuff, but they don't look bad without the armor in and they came in around $100. And as you know, I'm a giant too.

    I'm not perfect, I don't wear my full face in the summer much, but I'm a lot better about wearing gear than I was at 25.
     
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    I have an xelement mesh jacket from Jafrum. It's great only $60 on sale.
     
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    She is Brazilian... they sort of have "dat ass" naturally.
    Google "Cris R1"

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    I just wear a small novelty style helmet.
    Has all my stickers on it that are reminiscent of my life of biking. Yeah I'm that guy but I like the brain bucket. Sense of security I guess. Plus keeps the sun off a little.
    Bike jeans and a T shirt or long sleeve T
    My jacket in the cooler weather. Always riding boots or tennis shoes.

    I personally feel if I am comfortable in my attire while on the bike then I am more in control of my bike. I used to wear all kinds of gear when I got back into it. I was miserable. Sometimes you just gotta take that chance I guess.
    It's the risk we take riding motorcycles.
     
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    I'll do that ! Thanks. Digg the Latina women. She's a looker too. I have a friend that was called R1girl. Still ride with her but now she's on an Apprillia.
    Sweet ride. The bike is cool too.
     
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    "la-tida-tida... let me just work on my bike in my tight jeans and bra... oh, ju wan to take a pic of me? Whatever for..." C'MON, MAN! She's a poser!! Not that there is anything wrong with that... :rofl3:
     
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    Tree, try Firstgear HT overpants. They have long sizes that are truly long. They have a nice cut to them so you can wear them on any bike and they are well made. Probably about 250 bucks for the bigger sizes, but I really liked them. I have trouble finding stuff too, and tho not small I am probably not quite your size I am guessing.

    If a 36" leg isn't enough the only other options I can think of are AeroStich Darian pants (they will basically make any size you need. Expensive but worth every penny) and Draggin Jeans. They make a classic cut that has a 38" leg! Another option might be Bohn Armor, these you wear under your regular jeans. Sometimes you gotta spend the dough to get what you want, but I don't mind so much when that expensive pair of pants might literally save my ass.
     
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