I too, think peopleshould have the freedom to die or become an invalid if they so choose (by not wearing a helmet). In our over-protective world it's one of the last ways for humans to die by natural selection.Goldwinger1984 wrote:I am glad we have a choice in Texas.:clapper:Good luck with that anti helmet ride. It should be our choice to wear a helmet if we choose to and not.
Hi Hobie,Not to take this thread on too much of a tangent, but I'll chime in here. If not for the fact that I was wearing my helmet on my very first motorcycle 19 years ago when I was cut off by an idiot in his pickup truck, I would not be here right now. I swerved left and opened the throttle to try to squeeze through (my only option) but didn't quite make it. I went over the hood of the truck, flew through the air and landed directly on my head at about 30 mph. Crushed the top of my helmet in, but my head was unscathed. Other parts of my body didn't fare so well, but my head was intact, so I'm here writing this today. I've never ridden without a helmet. Not even once.
Now that I live in Ohio where there is no helmet law, I'm astounded to see that (my rough guess) around 10% of riders wear helmets. If I didn't have a helmet, I wouldn't ride.
As for the heat problem, I've ordered some wings, and I'll report back once I've installed them.
Here's an article about the vests,and if you click on the link that's buried in the articlethey seem to have the best price around.Axelwik,
If they work better in low humidity I should give one a try! Like everyone says about Arizona, "at least it's a dry heat" except during the Monsoon (wet season) anyway! Dry or not, anything over 110 is HOT!
I'll have to do some reading on them. You wouldn't have a good link would you?
It lasts all day with a mesh jacket I'm prettysure that it would last more than 45 minutes without anything over it.Thanks Axelwik. :waving:
It should (I hope) last for the 45 minute trip home without a mesh over it. I'm sure I can find a light mesh jacket or something if I need to.
There's certainly more than 5 in Ashland! We're up to 20,000 people now.At least you don't have many stop lights in Ashland. :action:
(We nowhave 5 where I live) :goofygrin:
It's ten til midnight and 55 F here.axelwik,
It was 83 at 5AM this morning when I left for work! Had a great ride in! :clapper:
It's almost 1030PM right now and still 97.
That's a simple question to answer. It's called GREED and DECEPTION. They want to make just as much or more than the other retailers.Only difference between them and others is that instead of being honest with their overall prices, they took the low road and are in the business of deceiving people into thinking they're getting a better deal.Don't know why JCW seems to be so high on their shipping compared to everyone else.
Just did a quick check.
Grand total from wing things #DS710350 - $44.95 w/shipping
Grand total from JCW #ZX063467B - $48.98 w/shipping
Yep, that's why I insist on a shipping quote before bidding. I asked a guy for shippingon a slipstreamer windshield that cost $20. He told me $124!!!! I've sent bicycles across the country for less than $30!Yes!!! I buy quite a bit from eBay and it makes me so mad when someone charges me $10.00 to ship something through USPS and then when it comes the postage on the box was less than $2.00. An automatic $8.00 profit.