Join Date: May 2006
Location: Cameron, North Carolina, USA
This is nothing new for the last 10 years or so on Air Force bases. The trouble started when the younger riders all started getting sport bikes and dying on them from excessive speed and inexperience. The Air Forces answer was to make all riders wear full finger gloves, over the ankle boots, long sleeve shirts, long pants, reflector vest or belt, and of course a helmet. The Air Force has gone as far as telling it's people that if they get in an accident off base without all of this gear on, the military might or might not pay for any medical expences. I retired 2 years ago but still work on base. I have to go through the gates twice a day with all of the extras on. It's not going to change, and they won't make any exceptions, so be warned if you have to travel on any military instalation, you'll be required to have this gear on.