Gear when you ride.


YellowMaranello
10-15-2002, 09:54 PM
What gear do you guys and girls wear when you ride? Do you go fully decked out in full leathers with CE armor chest, knee, elbow, leg, arm, and back protectors? Or just a jacket and jeans? Does what you wear depend on the weather? Be honest now...;)

ducatisti_748r
10-15-2002, 11:33 PM
helmet, gloves, boots, knee pads, back pro, leather jacket (half jacket),
full leathers if track time

speediva
10-15-2002, 11:45 PM
Me: (here we go again ;))

Helmet: full face helmet at all times. Not only is it FAR safer, but the only legal way in PA

Jacket: some jacket at all times. I have a lightly "armored" leather jacket as well as an "armored" mesh jacket. Have I ever gone without those?? Yes, but I don't feel safe doing so. Asphalt isn't kind.

Pants: I admit it... :o I only wear jeans to ride. And they aren't even Draggin' Jeans at that... I fully intend on either perfed or textile armored pants in the next year or so. I'm thinking about getting into Pocketbike racing, so I'll need them.

Boots: I have some heavy duty trekking boots I got from Eastern Mountain sports. They are thick cowhide, and they come over my ankles for protection. I'll eventually get racing boots if I do get into racing, but that'll be a while.

Gloves: I'm naked without my gloves. Granted, they are a light, thin textile, but that's 3 more skin grafts I'm getting out of just b/c I bothered to velcro them on ;)

R1-rider
10-16-2002, 12:54 AM
pocketbikes!! ever seen Killboy's videos of him and his crew going through The Gap on pocketbikes? haha oh my it is funny.

fatninja19
11-02-2002, 12:30 AM
would regular tennis shoes be enough protection for a regular cruise?

speediva
11-03-2002, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by fatninja19
would regular tennis shoes be enough protection for a regular cruise?

What's a "regular cruise?" I HATE going out w/o my over-the-ankle boots on b/c I know that if some lousy cager doesn't see me, I'm going to want EVERY ounce of protection I can get. It's lame, but even the shortest ride to the store can turn into disaster. On a bright note, atleast your tennis shoes will hold up better than flip-flops... :rolleyes:

fatninja19
11-04-2002, 12:25 AM
regular cruise as in just going to your friend's house 10 minutes away... and abiding by all the street laws of your state.

speediva
11-04-2002, 10:44 AM
Originally posted by fatninja19
regular cruise as in just going to your friend's house 10 minutes away... and abiding by all the street laws of your state.

Like I said, tennis shoes are better than flipflops, but my preference is to be ULTRA-CAREFUL when I don't have on all my gear...

fatninja19
11-04-2002, 10:48 PM
ok, thanks.

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