Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.
What happened to the Bonny?
Sold. Couldn't justify keeping 4 bikes when I was only riding 2 of them regularly. I am the kind of guy who stresses that machinery needs to be used to stay in good operating condition, so I'd force myself to ride when I really didn't feel like it, lol..
I wish "the wave" would lie down and die already. I've thankfully been seeing less and less of them in the past 10 years.
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More or less. Cruiser guys usually wave to cruiser guys and classic guys. Harley guys usually only wave to other Harley guys, though I sometimes get some love for my Triumph since "at least its not Japanese." Sports bike guys often don't wave to anyone; they need to focus. The ones who can't really ride will wave, but there doesn't seem to be a method to it. Classic riders, like the guys on Bonnies, usually wave to everyone or noone. Nobody waves to scooters or 250s. Least that's my experience in New England.
Just wanted to share a few of my favorite pieces of gear. I ride a cruiser, a Triumph Speedmaster. Stylistically there does seem to be a more limited selection of gear for us cruiser riders. But honestly, I think the style is more badass without the sportiness. It's more rugged and less decked out with funky designs and patches.
I have one leather jacket for cooler days, and one mesh textile jacket for when it's really hot. I prefer to always wear a jacket, because you never know when the sudden need for an adrenaline rush will kick in. But lately I've been doing the tee shirt thing if I'm just running for a coffee or something. I always wear long pants and boots though. Pipes are hot and road grit and gravel is slippery for most shoes. With a 500lb bike, you don't want to deal with laying it down.
So here are my top choices:
My leather: Roland Sands Design Ronin Jacket in "smoke." Full grain leather, optional CE2 armor inserts (sold separate) gold satin liner, internal pocket that is the exact size of an iPhone. It's pretty windproof but there is perforated leather where the airflow is needed to get rid of sweat. Thick, heavy, retro and beautiful. I've had one "off" since owning it. Not only did I not feel a thing, but the scratches only made it look better.
Notice the sweet rear tab with grommet. Jacket looks awesome when hanging from a nail in the garage.
And for warmer days I have a Dianese Air Frame in all black. It is almost totally mesh except for around the armor and has EN 1621.1/97 armor on the back shoulders and elbows. Once you're moving, the air goes straight through the mesh. There's a windbreaker lining which is great for cooler mornings or if you ride out to far and have to book it home during a cool night. Great lines and reflective detailing. Just a solid piece of Italian bike gear.
I really like that Ronin jacket.
So my bike is in the shop and my Dad is supposed to take me over to pick it up tomorrow. He wants me to ride on the back of his motorcycle and has no idea why I refuse to ride 2 up with another guy. I'd honestly rather walk, but he just doesn't get why I think it's weird. Am I the weird one here? We literally live 5 minutes away and he has his car just sitting there.
I guess it wouldn't be as bad as these guys.
In all honesty, I cannot remember the last time I ever say guys riding 2 up. I am sure it must happen, but just sayin..
I like that Ronin jacket too, but not sure about that particular color.. could look badass IRL though..
He probably just wants to arrive at the bike shop on a motorcycle. Two up with two guys is just practical, go to foreign countries and you'll see two guys on a little scooter all the time.
You don't have to give him a reach around, just use core control.
Thus the term "bitch seat."
The color is what I like best about my Ronin, other than the protection factor. Nobody on a cruiser is doing gray leather. It looks sick in black too though. IRL it's much grayer with all kinds of darker distress details that develop, and kind of choppy looking from the ruggedness of the leather. I wanted lighter leather so I don't bake in the sun.
Get over it and ride 2 up w the man for 5 minutes. Just hold onto the bike itself, or at most, his belt loops.
I hate riding "bitch" because I feel so out of control. I've had to do it a few times and the whole time I constantly feel we are on the verge of crashing. I avoid it at all costs if I can.
Have you seen it in the tobacco color? I really like the look of it online and I'm in the market for a jacket.
I don't get this at all. Are you afraid people will think you're an item?
I've gotten lots of rides on my brother's motorcycle. Alternative option: 5 minutes ride is an easy two hour hike.
I've just never seen two guys riding on a bike together (except in third world countries). I'm not a fan of being a passenger and I also just think it looks a tad goofy.
Then I live in a little third world country, called The Netherlands. I'm guessing 'goofy' is a euphemism for 'gay', but I could be mistaken here.
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