Didn't see this posted anywhere else here so I though I'd post it up. Definetly worth a listen although I know everyone here already knows what she has to say...
Thanks for that video it was worthwhile IMHO. I do feel I knew this being a ATGATT kind of person but never saw this video. We should all send it on to our favorite gear manufacturer or do they already know what a lot of us don't. Blah blah blah.Didn't see this posted anywhere else here so I though I'd post it up. Definetly worth a listen although I know everyone here already knows what she has to say...
First of all, I'm a conservative with an huge aversion to nanny state. Live and let live!Does anyone seriously doubt that protective gear reduces injury? Not me!! The problem I have is that when people start to think they must MAKE someone else do something for their own good (seatbelt or helmet laws for example) Thats when I start being unhappy. Wear your helmet for heaven's sake, but skip the laws. Same with seatbelts.
I wear shorts when I ride in warm months, I go without gloves occasionally, and my sneakers are worn in warmer weather, and it is my business, and no one else's. I have had riders compain behind my back, never to my face-- about my riding apparel. I would suggest they ride their bike and let me ride mine. If I get hurt I promise not to whine or blame someone else.
I broke an ankle a few years ago, while roofing my garage. If I had been wearing motocross boots I wouldn't have gotten hurt--but I am not going to wear motocross boots while roofing my garage. You can't cover every eventuality for your entire life--you assess your daily risks and address them in the way that suits YOU.
A first for me, being called a troll. Admin, delete my posts in this thread if needed please.GREAT THREAD
ALWAYS helmet and jacket. One for fall/spring and one for summer. Total cost? $200. Open face, closed face. Total cost? $200 Big effen deal!
Fourth ride and the bike drops me (yeah, the biked did it!). Drop, roll, jump up. Felt absolutely nothing even though it was gravel.
Is it worth it? I won't ride without them even when I go to meetings.
Now, if anyone knows where the heck I can find good, reasonably priced pants to suit a 31 inseam 250 pounder and extra, extra wide size 9.5 boots, let me know. Yeah, I'm a troll.........
A first for me, being called a troll. Admin, delete my posts in this thread if needed please.
That question about the pants/armor was a serious question but I will just let it go. I wear all the riding gear that I can afford/find in my size. My personal choice. You make your own choices, ride in shorts, tee shirt, flip flops if you want to. That doesn't affect me as you are making your own choices. Live with the results. I went down this past Friday and am (probably) a little hyperaware of the possibilities.
I did not intend to stir things at all.
I am sorry. I must have misread what you posted but I can answer one of your questions. I have lost 87 pounds in the past year and a half. Before the weight loss, I had to wear wide boots. I have a pair of Harley Davidson boots that are extra wide. I have had the heels replaced on them when they wore out as they are very, very comfortable. I usually don't wear pirate clothing but this time I made the exception. Not too many people look closely at my boots so I can put up with them.
Did you misunderstand what I wrote? Or am I misunderstanding what you wrote here? I did NOT call YOU a troll, I was referring to myself because of my extra extra wide, extra extra large everything. My university weight when I ran 5 miles every second day was 235 pounds....in a 5'10" height.
The last sentence of my previous post was a very serious question. I can't find extra, extra wide boots that fit me so I'm forced to wear WalCrap boots. As for pants, the ones that fit me have a 38 inch inseams and look like I just got out of jail.
I blame my mother for all this......:green_lol:
Don't know about the boots, but the pants can probably be had from Motoport. I'm 6'6" and thin. 38" inseam is barely long enough, but Motoport made a pair of pants to fit me. It's not cheap, but they are very well made & comfortable.
As for pants, the ones that fit me have a 38 inch inseams and look like I just got out of jail. :