Originally Posted by Vaio
I'll never ride w/o helmet and jacket/gloves. I went down on the duc a few weeks ago wearing just a helmet and hoooollllyy shit i never knew you could get so much rash going 15mph. >.>
Funny, but I had composed another paragraph to go with the "sans helmet" comment above. Here is the non-preachy version:
My minimum bike riding attire is as follows: Full face helmet, motorcycle jacket, motorcycle gloves, blue jeans, boots. Absolute minimum. And I consider blue jeans to be half-assed as protective gear. If it's too hot to wear a motorcycle jacket, then it's too hot to ride.
I recently upgraded from a vintage pair of USMC issue aviator's boots to a pair of MX boots. It is shocking to look at the two pairs side by side. If you have a get-off which would you rather be wearing?