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Post Re: How much protection is practical?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA !! :doh: fit like a glove !!
What's that stuff we used to put on baseball gloves to soften them up -- leather dressing -- neetsfoot oil ??
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I recently bought new gloves. I was kinda worried at first, as they were quite tight, even leaving marks on my hands when I took them off. After a few days, they've started loosening up, and I'm confident that, pretty soon, (no pun intended) they'll fit like a glove : :awesome:

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none learn how to ride

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Seriously? Is it really necessary to say that the danger is other people?

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Seriously? Is it really necessary to say that the danger is other people?



i drive truck for a living and there is way too many idiots on the road.

but if you know how to ride, you will be fine

t-shirt shorts and flip flops work good for me. while riding my zuma

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You'll be fine every time except when you're not.

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Post Re: How much protection is practical?
Seriously! Have to say,'YES'!
That is why we have 'DEFENSIVE' driving courses!
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Seriously? Is it really necessary to say that the danger is other people?


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If you think you can control other drivers on the road by riding defensively, knock yourself out - literally.

Meanwhile I'll continue to gear up.

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Post Re: How much protection is practical?
Don't go getting all pouty! Wasn't trying to twist your tail!
No one said that you could control others!
BE AWARE OF, BE EVASIVE FROM, BE PREPARED FOR, BE PREDICTIVE OF, BE DEFENSIVE.
If that to you means 'gear up', no one will disagree.
I think that 'gearing up' probably is defensive, in the form of a 'protective shell'. Like a bubble.

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If you think you can control other drivers on the road by riding defensively, knock yourself out - literally. Meanwhile I'll continue to gear up.


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but if you know how to ride, you will be fine



You are kidding, right? Are you saying that if you know how to ride that you will never get into an accident on your bike? You can't be really saying that and believe it.

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I'm not pouty, and wearing a ff helmet, gloves, and armored jacket doesn't take you away from the real world. Or I should say it doesn't take me away - I don't even notice the gear.

Of course the protective gear isn't a substitute for road awareness any more than wearing a seatbelt means it's okay to drive like a jerk in your car.

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You'll be fine every time except when you're not.

Ouch! that hurts my brain - had to read it twice to figure out what you meant. :doh:

However I agree totally. I refuse to ride without my helmet , a jacket , long pants and solid shoes. I have to admit that I have gotten a bit lax in wearing gloves because the ones I have are too hot now and I can't find ones I like at a price I am willing to pay.

I have seen them those guys who wear little or nothing when riding , and mostly it is some fat middle-aged guy , never a gal who looks like Jennifer Love Hewitt. Add a helmet to this get-up and she's ready to ride!

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Mista Lyle wrote:
89liftedxj wrote:
but if you know how to ride, you will be fine



You are kidding, right? Are you saying that if you know how to ride that you will never get into an accident on your bike? You can't be really saying that and believe it.



i did say it and its true. dont ride like a idiot and you wont get yourself in a bind.

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Kids, we are trained professionals. Never ever do this at home without your parents' supervision!
And if your mom and dad are the idiots, stay in the house. ForSure!

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i did say it and its true. dont ride like a idiot and you wont get yourself in a bind.


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Mista Lyle wrote:
89liftedxj wrote:
but if you know how to ride, you will be fine



You are kidding, right? Are you saying that if you know how to ride that you will never get into an accident on your bike? You can't be really saying that and believe it.



i did say it and its true. dont ride like a idiot and you wont get yourself in a bind.



Man, I am not trying to knock you, but it is pure ignorance to think that way. I thought you were kidding!

The reason that is so NOT true is because you have absolutely no control over other drivers on the same road as you. You can be the best, safest driver in the world but that will never guarantee you won't have an accident. I just had a patient in surgery two weeks ago who rode bikes for over 30 years and had never been in a crash. Then one day five weeks ago he is sitting on his brand new $18,000 Harley with under 600 miles on it, stopped at a red light, and some jackass on a crotch rocket slams into the back of his Harley and totals it. Luckily, all parties escaped serious injury, but this guy needed minor knee surgery.

So, was he riding like an idiot to get himself into that mess? Hell no! He was stopped at a traffic light. I talked to him a good bit before his surgery and sadly he has given up riding altogether. :(

So your statement of, "dont ride like a idiot and you wont get yourself in a bind" is obviously false.

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If you think you can control other drivers on the road by riding defensively, knock yourself out - literally.

Meanwhile I'll continue to gear up.


Me too!
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