As soon as the weather breaks. A big S M I L E !!!
Seriously I wear a good pair of boots. And always a leather bike jacket. I wear a sport touring race style. Fits tighter and no flopping around. Jeans and chaps if cold. My helmet would not leave the house with out 1 either full face or modular.
D-Rod, neat riding suit. If I could find one of those I might just try it.
It gets hot where I live , but I do try my best for as long as I can. Life on a motorcycle has simply taught me things happen, one never knows when. Just last Saturday I ran over a stick of firewood on the road. We were on a group ride and everyone but me missed it. I zigged when I should have zagged and at the very last moment, all you can do is hold solid, lean forward and balance on the pegs and let the bike become a plane for a bit. So one never knows, and should always be prepared.
A good helmet, I prefer a modular helmet, full head and face protection
Good gloves, you first instinct is to stick your hands out to catch your fall. Mine even have metal plates inside the glove on the palm.
A good jacket, with armor in it, even some of the traditional leather jackets now have body armor in them.
A good set of riding pants. Also with armor in them.
Good heavy boots with a good lug sole for traction
And a mindset to actually wear the stuff. I ride with close to 200 other riders in various clubs weekend to weekend, a few here and a few there and myself and one other are the only ones in the whole bunch that wear full protective gear all the time.
To go along with this is to daily, just before you get on the bike, take a deep breath and simply say to yourself, I will be observant, that is most likely the best gear.
We also ride with full face and modular helmets, gloves, armored jackets and good boots. Most of the time we ride with chaps on but think that this year we are going to invest in some good armored riding pants that can be worn over our blue jeans. Most of the better clothing you buy has enough venting that as long as you are moving, it's not too hot. You just never know and I have seen the results of what wearing and not wearing protective clothing look like. I will take the protective clothing every day, believe me.
Flyone, that thong has to have a lot of miles on it! No wonder it's just a string and patch, you've worn it out!:shock: It probably started out as a full pair of bright yellow pants!:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:
This subject has come up before and with the same results. Most of the people who respond say they wear protective clothing andfull or modular helmets. However when I'm on the road or even at a meet most wing riders are wearing jeans, tee or maybe a long sleeve shirt and no helmet. I almost never see wing riderswearing leathers. With the exception of winter riding I wear jeans, a long sleeve shirt and always a helmet.
Always good heavy boots with a thick lugged sole. When you stop on a hill and you go to put your foot downonly to discoverthere's gravel on the pavement, you'll know why.
Always a helmet. It's the law up here. I have 3 different helmets with varying degrees of protection that I'll decide to wear, depending on weather conditions/temps.
Always eye protection!
Either a heavy, padded, leather jacket, or one of my textile armoured Tourmaster jackets 99% of the time. The 1% I ride in shirt sleevesis when I didn't pack my mesh armoured jacket along and it gets too hot for the jacket I started out with.
80% of the time, armoured Tourmaster textile pants. If I know it's going to get hot, then I'll wear a pair of shorts underneath to help keep sweating to a minimum. 12% of the time, leather pants and 8% of the time, jeans, because it too hot to wear either of the above. It can reach 115* here in the valley during the summer.
Always leather gloves. Don't know how many pairs I have and usually at least 3 pair on/in the bike somewhere. I feel nekkid without them. :blushing: