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View Poll Results: Do you wear riding pants?
I won't ride without riding pants... 22 21.15%
I ride routinely without riding pants... 82 78.85%
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:13 PM   #21
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you need to make another option on the poll.

i wear riding pants quite a bit (MotoGP brand made from condura and leather w/ knee armor). Usually I wear them when I plan on riding over 50%, but when I know I'm going to take it easy or just cruise around I wear jeans. I've never worn shorts... ever.
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:54 PM   #22
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you need to make another option on the poll.

i wear riding pants quite a bit (MotoGP brand made from condura and leather w/ knee armor). Usually I wear them when I plan on riding over 50%, but when I know I'm going to take it easy or just cruise around I wear jeans. I've never worn shorts... ever.
To argue the point though, most accidents happen close to home. You can't say, "oh i'm going to have an accident, but didn't plan on wearing gear since its just "cruising"... "....

is it worth the fasion to suffer road rash and injuries that keep you from riding? My mesh pants are very comfortable and i don't really notice them much at all.


Not trying to argue but just bring a point up.... you dress for the crash, not for the ride..... that is, if you want to keep riding afterwards.....
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:57 PM   #23
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Just jeans for me... would be to hot to ride with leathers and cumbersome to change out of mesh pants when I get to work...
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I wear the mesh pants over my dockers and just pull them off when I get to my desk. I also keep some shoes at my desk so that I don't have to carry an extra set with me to work since I wear riding boots. Lunch and a dark visor fit in the tank bag along with some rain gear.
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:42 PM   #25
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Just jeans for me... would be to hot to ride with leathers and cumbersome to change out of mesh pants when I get to work...
i do it everyday, just throw them in a box next to my desk?
What kind of work do you do that prevents this?
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I mainly commute and have found that overpants would be way too awkward, so I've been looking into the seperate parts of armor or a bohn type thing. Only problem with that is there is no way I could wear that all day, much less all day everyday.
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Hmmm i have some in my trunk of my Ws.6 that my old friend left in my house a long time ago.. I have to wear dress pants to work but maybe they will pull over and i'll look uber cool in full black leathers!

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I mainly commute and have found that overpants would be way too awkward, so I've been looking into the seperate parts of armor or a bohn type thing. Only problem with that is there is no way I could wear that all day, much less all day everyday.
The Alpinestar knee/shin guards I wear will fit under just about any pants. They are just a pair of velcro straps and go on and off easy. Javi usually keeps them in stock for cheap.
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:49 PM   #30
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:09 PM   #31
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The Alpinestar knee/shin guards I wear will fit under just about any pants. They are just a pair of velcro straps and go on and off easy. Javi usually keeps them in stock for cheap.
Thanks for the info, I'll look them up. My boots just barely pass my ankles so I'm sure I could benefit from those.
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have any of you that don't due to being cumbersome actually tried? I can throw my mesh fieldsheer in my backpack or to the side and no problem. They have the armour included and a bit more protection abrasion wise than jeans!

I do it everyday, and its just like wearing a helmet, something you get used to, and its a small price for protection.
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:23 PM   #33
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I SEE SOME OF YOU MENTIONED UNDER ARMOR PADDED SHORTS? WHERE DO YOU GET THOSE?
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mainly wear jeans with holes in both knees b/c I'm that cool.












not really, haven't got around to buying riding pants yet
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:42 PM   #36
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I wear Olympia Airglide 2 pants, and with the full-length side zippers (stripper attire!) they're really quick & easy to put on & take off over jeans and boots. Put a topbox on my Bandit, which holds my briefcase (when riding), then when I park the briefcase comes out, and the helmet, gloves, and pants go into the trunk. Wear the jacket, carry the briefcase.

It doesn't take me much longer to do that changeover than it does to get into the car, stash the briefcase, and buckle up.
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i usually wore just jeans, but started wearing riding pants, sure was glad i did when i went down, my knee was the worse road rash i got even through the mesh, padding, and my jeans
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I just got my TourMasters with the removable thermal liner - seems like they could be overpants too. With the adjustable armor and supposedly breathable sythetics - I won't ride without them in the future!
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My Tourmaster cortech don't breath very well, but are definately waterproof. They are my cold weather gear.
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:35 PM   #40
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Most of the time I wear full gear.
FS pants are great and are a big step up from Levi's.
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