You'd be surprised, there've been some pretty amazing arguments (the stupidity is the amazing part) for not wearing gear that I've read in the few years I've been riding.Speedboy3 said:I hate to bring semantics into this... but I don't think many people think it's 'smart'. These people probably either don't care that much about the injury (fine... their life), or they don't realize how stupid they are.
<sarcasm>cmd954 said:You'd be surprised, there've been some pretty amazing arguments (the stupidity is the amazing part) for not wearing gear that I've read in the few years I've been riding.
"sweat wipes off, road rash doesn't"Rundog said:I pulled up to the gas station in Indio, CA. It was about 110 degrees out, and I had on my black leather jacket, black leather pants, and boots. The locals were amused. I went in and bought 2 20oz bottles of water and drank them both. A guy asked me was I hot wearing all of that leather...I told him yeah, but only when I was standing still...Back on the freeway, 90 - 110 mph all the way to Bakersfield. No way I would run like that in T shirt & jeans....
There is NO valid, half-valid, one-tenth valid, etc argument for not wearing gear. Choosing to not wear it because you don't want to have to live with injuries is a gutless and selfish reason.zpyro said:I've heard the argument that, if you go down really hard and end up with severe injuries, you'd rather be dead than suffer. i read about a guy who killed himself after suffering major injuries, having limb(s) removed, etc. and just couldnt deal with it anymore. he was wearing gear but, as stated before, you could still die/be severely injured. that's about the only half-valid argument i've heard against gear