I wear jacket, gloves, and helmet... usually get the comments on the jacket in the summer. "Aren't you hot? It's 90 degrees and you're wearing a jacket." How observant.
people dont wear gear in illinois either. i very seldom see anyone else wearing even a helmet AND a jacket, let alone gloves, boots, or the like. i didnt wear gear when i first started, its just how i grew up. no one wears it and you just dont think about it that much. now that ive looked through pictures, etc. i try to wear as much as possible. right now just jacket and helmet, but one of these days i want to get boots and gloves, but cash flow is a bi** sometimes.Maaku said:I wear my helmet, gloves, A*s boots, A*s jacket (textile for summer and leather the rest of the year) and either a pair of jeans or padded textile riding pants. Sure, they look at me funny, especially other people who ride because almost nobody wears gear in Japan, but they usually stop when they see the bike. Anyway, I have to change clothes at work so I might as well be protected on the way there - there's no point in not wearing the gear.
haha, yeah, I walked into a class one time, still wearing my jacket and carrying my helmet, and someone asked "Do you have a motorcycle?" No, I just wear a helmet in case I fall down the stairs.baffula said:I wear full gear and always get asked, "do you ride"?
lmao... I get called the gray power ranger.\putney said:i get called the blue power ranger
Comb said:haha, yeah, I walked into a class one time, still wearing my jacket and carrying my helmet, and someone asked "Do you have a motorcycle?" No, I just wear a helmet in case I fall down the stairs.
dog said:I also leave my helmet on my desk, and everybody wants to try it on... that's so annoying.
Last I heard, as long as you are wearing all DOD mandated gear (Helmet, Long sleeves and pants, gloves, full shoes/boots (not necessarily riding boots just no open toes or squid sandals) and relfective gear you should be all good.Virgil said:If u aren't wearing all gear they screw u in the service? I was only aware of pants (non-leather), boots (riding boots), gloves, helmet, and jacket as considered "full gear" for the military. Can anyone confirm this?
Haha, that's pretty good. I was so thrown off by the sheer stupidity of the question, that I just gave the "deer in the headlights" look, but I think that got the point across.craig4722 said:My reply is usually along the lines of this :
"No, I wear this helmet, gloves, and this jacket when I drive my car. You should try it sometime - it's the new hit fashion, everyone is doing it."
and then I get a look of confusion...pregnant pause....
and reply back "Why else would I have all this stuff? I'm not Neil Armstrong, am I?"
Then they will openly admit - "yea not only am I extremely gulliable, but I'm also not quick."
^^^ that makes me laugh!
I wear full gear everytime I ride the bike. Why would any one time be different than another? You can get hurt within 5 ft of your driveway regardless of where your destination is...gear up!BroChaos said:so, who else wears full gear to work on a daily basis? i'm planning on riding to work tomorrow for the first time. i will be wearing helmet, jacket, gloves, overpants and boots. i'm curious to the reaction that you get...i have a feeling people will be looking at me like i'm from outer space...oh well
Haha, I get called a power ranger as well.\putney said:i get called the blue power ranger