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Old 01-04-2008, 12:30 PM   #1
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Modern day MSF question?

For the younger crowd that has actually taken the class..

Do they not teach that nylon and polyester clothing are bad ideas anymore?


Reason for asking is two fold...

I took the class in the early 80's when Doctors were having to remove lots of epidermal layers from cyclist due to parachute pants that were "IN" back then.

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There was a small group of late season squids that pulled into he gas station at 1960 & 290 the other night while I was filling up my truck, one of which was wearing a new Nike/Jordan (?) outfit and it just had me thinking about the pain that would inflict iffff he went down.


on a side note I do wish my phone took better pictures in the dark because the Mohawk clad boy using his Yosh as a hand warmer on his 600RR was about the funniest thing I have seen in a while.
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:51 PM   #2
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There was a small group of late season squids that pulled into he gas station at 1960 & 290 the other night while I was filling up my truck, one of which was wearing a new Nike/Jordan (?) outfit and it just had me thinking about the pain that would inflict iffff he went down.
Regardless of what material it is, he's going to hurt if he goes down. Full gear is the way to go if you have a healthy appreciation for skin & bones. Most gear these days is comfortable and can be semi-stylish so you don't have to give up anything (other than $$) to be protected.
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:09 PM   #3
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:24 PM   #4
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Actually, the class has changed significantly since you took it. We don't really discuss what NOT to wear. We just try and stay focused on what TO wear.

Needless to say, it sounds like what you are describing doesn't meet any of the requirements of good riding gear.

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Old 01-04-2008, 01:25 PM   #5
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to answer the question...i took the corse 3 almost 4 years ago and nothing was said about material but they did touch on gear and that denim is better than anything else but gear
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:26 PM   #6
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i took the class 2 weeks ago and they talked about nothing to do with wat not to wear but i can see how that would hurt. thats like plastic melting to you then would have to rip it out... ouch
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:33 PM   #8
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well when i took it a few years ago, only thing about shoes was cover your ankles, and wear long sleeves. got to expect it from the instructors who ride goldwings with half face helmets, and skijackets, i think they should inform new riders how much road rash hurts
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Actually, the class has changed significantly since you took it. We don't really discuss what NOT to wear. We just try and stay focused on what TO wear.
Makes perfect logical sense.... Different eras, ways of thinking and bikes...
No need to discuss Bell - bottoms and Chains either....

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i took the class 2 weeks ago and they talked about nothing to do with wat not to wear but i can see how that would hurt. thats like plastic melting to you then would have to rip it out... ouch
That was the point of my question.... Doctors scrubbing Road Rash is one thing... Removing melted plastic out of your is on another level of pain.
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well when i took it a few years ago, only thing about shoes was cover your ankles, and wear long sleeves. got to expect it from the instructors who ride goldwings with half face helmets, and skijackets, i think they should inform new riders how much road rash hurts
If they would just drag a student around the parking lot for a few min they would be able to demontrate the effects of not wearing the proper gear.
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i took the class 2 weeks ago and they talked about nothing to do with wat not to wear but i can see how that would hurt. thats like plastic melting to you then would have to rip it out... ouch
same here i took the class 3 weeks ago and i didnt hear anything about that
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