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View Poll Results: Does riding in Houston's Streets regularly in full leathers make me a poser/douchebag
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:58 AM   #21
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Leathers are way less expensive than Ben Taub! Its easier to wear your gear than grow new skin. If someone thinks your a dousche for that, maybe they have the problem. I don't hate on people for not wearing gear, motorcycles are an extension of their owners. So, be yourself ride your ride and fk everyone else.
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:05 AM   #22
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I want to say yes because it is YOU Ormand but honestly, if you have a set and you are comfortable in them, by all means wear them all the time. If something happens no matter how small, the leathers are going to be your best protection.
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:14 AM   #23
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Yes! You'll look like a poser...... To the uninfomed.
No! If it wasn't so F'n hot, I'd wear'em more. Mine are perfed leather, too. I'm really considering that "Bahn" (SP) stuff I see in the ads on the last pages of Sportrider magazine. 511 rip-stop cargo pants and the "Bahn" underpants wouldn't be too bad......I Guess.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:39 AM   #24
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:54 AM   #25
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i would wear them if i had them. best protection.

on top of that my perfed jacket keeps me cooler than no jacket so im guessing fully perfed leathers would be great.
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i would wear them if i had them. best protection.

on top of that my perfed jacket keeps me cooler than no jacket so im guessing fully perfed leathers would be great.
I wear mesh but I feel the same way. I have had many people give me a hard time about wearing a jacket in this heat, but honestly in the sun it is cooler to me. It keeps the sun from beating down on my skin, and the air passing over the sweat is enough to give me chills sometimes.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:06 AM   #27
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So are you asking if you look like a douch wearing full leathers just to get some chicken marsala?
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:09 AM   #28
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I cherish my hide. I wear my leathers 95 % of the time, even in this weather. Sweat dries faster than wounds heal. I don't give a rats what anyone says about me riding with leathers during the summer.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:26 AM   #31
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Leathers are way less expensive than Ben Taub! Its easier to wear your gear than grow new skin. If someone thinks your a dousche for that. So, be yourself ride your ride and fk everyone else.
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I still don't understand how weaing leathers would make you a douchebag.
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:36 PM   #33
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I still don't understand how weaing leathers would make you a douchebag.
Well I haven't done a track day yet so I was thinking to myself, "am I being a poser?" I get weird looks from caters and bikers alike. As a matter of fact, right now I'm at kasra on full leathers about to embark on the glorious beef barg.
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Well I haven't done a track day yet so I was thinking to myself, "am I being a poser?" I get weird looks from caters and bikers alike. As a matter of fact, right now I'm at kasra on full leathers about to embark on the glorious beef barg.
i think bikers just look at bikers to see who it is.
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Its like wearing a helmet in a cage. Looks normal ont he track and strange on the highway.
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Its like wearing a helmet in a cage. Looks normal ont he track and strange on the highway.
but if u started the same exact thread about helmets in a cage..i'm sure the answers would be the exact opposite
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No, I disagree. I'd say it's more like wearing a seatbelt in a cage (although it's law), It's just added protection in the event that the worst happens and you end up sliding down the beltway on you back or side like cheese over a grater
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No, I disagree. I'd say it's more like wearing a seatbelt in a cage (although it's law), It's just added protection in the event that the worst happens and you end up sliding down the beltway on you back or side like cheese over a grater
A leather jacket and riding pants do the same thing.
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I say no, but I think a suit draws a little more negative attention from po-po.. Since Im guessing most people they see wearing them are usually doing something unlawful (to be put lightly)
that's bull . I wore a suit all the time and never got negative attention because of it.
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This appears to be a contraversial issue...I like that

I rode all day today in leathers, about 150mi from Texas City to Westchase to downtown to Kemah and through Armand Bayou and beyond. Hot as fk - yes - but I felt perfectly at ease with myself and with the bike. And to me, that's worth it...that in itself is a safety point. I never felt comfortable in riding jeans and I hate having to put on 5 different "accessories" underneath that leathers have incorporated into them. This whole week, I must have ridden about 700mi in leathers alone - sun and rain.
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