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Old 06-26-2009, 12:38 PM   #1
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Exclamation Gear, and you. My theory

Due to the extreme heat we have here in Texas, it's miserable strapping gear on when your already overheated and dehydrated. You may ask yourself "do I seriously need a leather jacket on, it's freakin 103 degrees out!?". Well I think it all depends. IMO I think if you have a few years of riding under your belt and consider yourself a "seasoned rider" you should be able to "dress less". The longer you've been riding- the less gear you have to wear, get it?

I have posted a chart below of how much gear you should wear with your expeirence, a chart to go by, to live by and to follow....



Super Noob 1-3 months (Just learning how to ride, use clutch and how to shift)- Full leathers, leather boots, leather gloves, full-face helmet, back protector, padded underwear and a neck brace.

Noob less then 1 year (you just herd the the word "MotoGP" for the first time)- Same as "super noob" minus the padded underwear.

Semi-noob 2 years (you learned how to power wheelie)- Leather jacket, gloves, boots, helmet.

Not so noobish 3 years (you've probebly been down, your on your second bike and now you know-crashing sucks)- Leather jacket, gloves, helmet.

Not at all a noob 4 years (you've done a few trackdays, can clutch up wheelies and "noobs" look up to you)- MESH jacket, "brain bucket" helmet

Old skool 7 years (your thinking about Club racing, all your money goes to your motorcycle addiction)- Brain bucket

Salty dog 10 years (your broke, you have won numerous CMRA races at every track around Texas and Oklahoma, you can do high-chair wheelies at 180mph down the highway, and you have about 19 warrents for your arrest for unpaid tickets becuase YOU JUST CANT SLOW DOWN!)- Shorts, ankle-high shoes (flip flops if you want) wife beater, no need for a helmet- you've been riding way to long for that and plus- it's 103 out and I need a tan.


So there ya go. See, not everybody needs to wear ATGATT
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:39 PM   #2
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:41 PM   #3
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funny adam.. but it seems with the heat I see more and more squids out there.. I was riding in the car with my gf and a guy passes me on a gsxr 600 with flipflops shorts and a tanktop with sunglasses on.. and I got and told her you wonder why so many people die on motorcycles they think its a toy.. Im guilty of cruising to the movies with gloves and a helmet.. but this guy is blazing down 1960.. it is hard but I still throw my mesh joe rocket on.. and to be honest with you after the track day.. cant say I put one tank of gas through my r1...
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sounds good to me
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funny adam.. but it seems with the heat I see more and more squids out there.. I was riding in the car with my gf and a guy passes me on a gsxr 600 with flipflops shorts and a tanktop with sunglasses on.. and I got and told her you wonder why so many people die on motorcycles they think its a toy.. Im guilty of cruising to the movies with gloves and a helmet.. but this guy is blazing down 1960.. it is hard but I still throw my mesh joe rocket on.. and to be honest with you after the track day.. cant say I put one tank of gas through my r1...
But Nick, he could have been a "Salty dog" (10 years) LOL
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Salty dog is a funny one.. or the ones that think a dew rag is dot and snell approved.. : )
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Haha right!
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I agree, but its too hot. I'm not wearing a jacket right now.
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Seriously, tt sucks to add 2nd/3rd degree burns to an injury because nobody moved you off the hot asphalt. It happens quite often. Can't move the jacket-less victim because his/her neck and spine may be injured, but they are laying on the concrete getting burned.
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Seriously, tt sucks to add 2nd/3rd degree burns to an injury because nobody moved you off the hot asphalt. It happens quite often. Can't move the jacket-less victim because his/her neck and spine may be injured, but they are laying on the concrete getting burned.
that's beautiful

in all seriousnes, my street jacket is black leather. that bish has sweat stains on the outside. although I don't street it any longer, I wouldn't squid it if I did.
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i don't understand the concept of it being too hot for gear....when your skin is directly exposed to wind AND extreme heat, you even more susceptible to dehydration and burns. it's easier to cool off and dry the sweat than it is to heal from road rash and burns
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I'll always wear my jacket from now on...i don't know if it's just me, but my t-shirts get way too stretched out after riding for a while without a jacket, i get wind burn where the shirt slaps my back and chest...and to top it all off, i ran into a wasp or bee at about 60 mph last time home and it stung the out of me all over my chest...i had to pull over because i was dizzy from the pain...and still had to pull the stinger out when i got home...hot or not...helmet, gloves and JACKET as a minimum for me
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I'll always wear my jacket from now on...i don't know if it's just me, but my t-shirts get way too stretched out after riding for a while without a jacket, i get wind burn where the shirt slaps my back and chest...and to top it all off, i ran into a wasp or bee at about 60 mph last time home and it stung the out of me all over my chest...i had to pull over because i was dizzy from the pain...and still had to pull the stinger out when i got home...hot or not...helmet, gloves and JACKET as a minimum for me
+1 Locust suck even with leather. Im still trying to get all his innards out of the perforations.
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