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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-21-2002, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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for those of you who wear tshirts while riding.

i ride in polo shirts and khaki's (racing leathers, yea... mm hmm... ), yea.. i got a crazy farmers tan today, i rode from 6am til now (3pm), with a 30 min break with the girlfriend for lunch, and i'm about to head back out, even though my arms are killing me - so far my biggest motivation for leathers has been to keep my arms from getting burned, but screw it - they're tanning now... anyone else have this malfunction? =P
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I wish I had a leather jacket. I am just scared of some rash if I go down. I can just think of a lot more things to spend $300 on than a jacket. I have seen some people who spend over a grand on a suit and stuff. Soon enough I will end up getting some. I want to do a track day.
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I know $300 is a lot to spend. But the question you need to ask yourself is......

How much is my skin worth?

P.S. You can at least buy a good mesh jacket for only $99 at http://www.fieldsheer.com (order online at http://www.fieldsheeronline.com)

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i used to always wear shorts and cut off shirts, while riding, getting the funny looking farmers tan, now you should see my arms and legs when i get tan, it looks even funnier because of all the deep road rash scars that wont tan, one on my left leg is 13 inches long and about 3 inches across(huge) same for my left arm, both hands, both shoulders and various places on my back and right leg. damn man, at least wear a jacket or something, theres nothing like laying in the street with what you were wearing torn off, or cut off by the paramedics. with whats left of your boxers covering up your goods, people all around staring. not being able to get up or move because your pelvis is fractured so bad along with your shoulder and broke collerbone. not saying this will all happen to you, i hope it dont, but i didn't think it would happen to me either. I was only doing about 50mph and flipped over a 2nd gear wheelie. since then i've crashed a few more times, a lot harder and faster, but with less injuries thanks to leather(at least a jacket)
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 08:27 AM
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Everyone talks like that until they go down and get some roadrash. Just think of the wire brush treatment. *shudder*


To quote a good friend of mine, road rash = BAD
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As another ground bouncer I can vouch for the worth of gear. I don't ride without it.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 09:06 AM
 
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I went down and had a jacket on, my right hand got rash on it, it such and still doesn't feel right, I bought a nice pair of gloves now, not biker gloves because I need to save up for them, but nice thick leather gloves
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 11:56 AM
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Sorry, never had this problem. Always wear a helmet, armored jacket, armored gloves, boots, and at least jeans...every time I ride...whether it's 40 or 100 degrees. I do admit that when I was a young goof 20 years ago I wore shorts and t-shirts. Man, that was not the smartest choice.

That being said, there are so many gear options these days (for all types of weather) and some of it's fairly inexpensive, there's no reason not to be wearing it. Unless you look good without skin.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 02:21 PM
 
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Everyone talks like that until they go down and get some roadrash. Just think of the wire brush treatment. *shudder*


To quote a good friend of mine, road rash = BAD
Yep, I feel sorry for this guy

I thought someone posted that skin has an abrasion resistance of like 4" or something???

I've had roadrash from skateboards that I wanted to die from the pain!!
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 08:02 PM
 
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Just going to reiterate what's been said..... I put off getting my jacket and gloves for a while.... and soon after I got them, I went down in a corner at about 70. Trust me.... 300 might seem high now, but.... I'd have gladly paid twice that to have that protection. No rash... just one broken clavicle. It's worth it bro'
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