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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-09-2005, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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too much gear

do you think it looks retarded when guys roll up at a stop light in full racing leathers or do you think they should just stick to icon and streetwear
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Re: too much gear

Do you think it looks retarded when a guy winds up in hospital with major road rash and chunks of flesh missing from not wearing the right gear???

IMO, if a biker wants to protect his / her body in the best possible way, all credit to them.




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I think it looks retarded when I see a guy wearing shorts, sandals, and sunglasses, with his helmet strapped to the side of his bike.

When I see a guy wearing full gear I think he gives a damn about his skin.
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Full gear all of the way. Exact same stuff I wear at the track. I never scheduled a crash so I could be dressed accordingly.

Do you schedule your crashes? If you do, don't schedule any and go out naked.

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Full gear all of the way. Exact same stuff I wear at the track. I never scheduled a crash so I could be dressed accordingly.

Do you schedule your crashes? If you do, don't schedule any and go out naked.

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Actually, the funniest get up I've seen is not flip-flop and wife-beater or shirtless, but rather someone dreased with full-mesh jacket, gloves, and helmet with mirror visor, yet for lower part of the body, he was wearing boxers and basketball shoes. HAHA. The gears matched his 05 GSXR1000.
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If I see one in full gear I figure they respect themselves and their bike. I assume they have a clue on what they are doing and dont mind riding around them.

If I see someone in no gear I assume they are a jackass and stay as far away from them as I can on my bike.
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Actually, the funniest get up I've seen is not flip-flop and wife-beater or shirtless, but rather someone dreased with full-mesh jacket, gloves, and helmet with mirror visor, yet for lower part of the body, he was wearing boxers and basketball shoes. HAHA. The gears matched his 05 GSXR1000.
The best I've seen was a guy in boots, leather pants, leather jacket, gloves, and no helmet. I wanted to ask the same thing I want to ask people who wear 3/4 helmets: That's all good, but what if you fall on your face?

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...I want to ask people who wear 3/4 helmets: That's all good, but what if you fall on your face?
No, that won't happen, 'cause they'll be able to control the way they fall.

I've heard that reasoning from a collegue who didn't think he needed to buy gloves.




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I think it looks retarded when I see a guy wearing shorts, sandals, and sunglasses, with his helmet strapped to the side of his bike.

When I see a guy wearing full gear I think he gives a damn about his skin.
word. I saw a guy on the street in full leathers with grass stains running up half his body. Seems smart to me...
Whenever I see somebody with their helmet any where but on they're head, I can only think one thing "Jack-ass."
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