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Old 09-15-11, 11:57   #1
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I'm just curious what kind of things you hear from people when wearing your gear in public? I wear all protective gear but usually blue jeans instead of my riding pants and get repeated stares from my jacket, boots, etc when going in to get something at the store or if i am out with friends.

I was out last night and this guy i was walking past glances at me and asks why i am wearing all this ridiculous gear, especially dumbass looking boots "just" to ride a motorcycle? I resisted the overwhelming desire to put my helmet on and headbutt him and just responded "because i like my ankles attached to my leg" then walked away.....

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Old 09-15-11, 12:04   #2
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I'm just curious what kind of things you hear from people when wearing your gear in public? I wear everything but pants and get repeated stares from my jacket, boots, etc when going in to get something at the store or if i am out with friends.

I was out last night and this guy i was walking past glances at me and asks why i am wearing all this ridiculous gear, especially dumbass looking boots "just" to ride a motorcycle? I resisted the overwhelming desire to put my helmet on and headbutt him and just responded "because i like my ankles attached to my leg" then walked away.....

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Well there's your problem.

Typical response - "Doesn't all that gear make you hot?"
Track/race suit - "You look like a power ranger"
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I went on a private bike tour outside of Barcelona a few years back. Both myself and my guide had full leathers on, and my guide leads me to a restaurant for lunch. Ended up being a really nice place in the countryside, no way I thought they'd let us in. He assured me it wasn't an issue, and takes clients there all the time after a ride. Picture two sweaty guys in full race suits having a 5 course lunch with fine silverwere and linens.

What a site we must have been, should have taken a picture.
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Jstu202, lmao, you got me there, ill correct that. everything but riding pants
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'Arent you hot?' 9 times out of 10. The other times it's 'keep the helmet on when we do it' idk if that's an insult or not
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'Arent you hot?' 9 times out of 10. The other times it's 'keep the helmet on when we do it' idk if that's an insult or not
well, it does offer "protection" doesnt it?
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Well there's your problem.

Typical response - "Doesn't all that gear make you hot?"
Track/race suit - "You look like a power ranger"
STOP! You're going to get me in trouble for laughing at work.....
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I wear my gear n people ask, ru riding a motorcycle or something...no I'm just wearing my gear cuz it makes me look taller n bigger, I'm 5'5''
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I wear my gear n people ask, ru riding a motorcycle or something...no I'm just wearing my gear cuz it makes me look taller n bigger, I'm 5'5''
i saw someone here that responded... "no, i just walk really fast and this keeps me from getting road rash if i trip"
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Typical response - "Doesn't all that gear make you hot?"
To which I usually have to respond: "nah, I was way hot even before I put on this sexy gear."



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