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Old 04-01-2012, 09:16 AM   #16
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You metioned the N43 helmet. My N43E is my favorite helmet I have ever owned. Mine is the mat Black color... You know how i like to be stealthy
I'm just a hi-viz blur.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:48 AM   #17
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WGAFF?

I could wear a burlap sack, leave my money and cards at home, and still get a date. Women usually care more about how you make them feel than about how you look. That said, if your appearance makes them wonder if you still get dressed by Mom, your chances of getting a phone number plummet.

Wear gear that fits YOU. Some styles and colors are more flattering for certain body types. There is something to be said for wearing your own color preferences too. If you feel better, you typically look better to others, and vice versa.

If I don't particularly like hi-Viz yellow/green, but Hi-Viz orange seems fine to me, I'll likely wear something like an Icon Hooligan 2 Mil-Spec in that color, rather than a Tourmaster Sonora in yellow/green.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:09 AM   #18
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meh i think i am kind of stylish, my wife begs to differ but i wear a black jacket and over pants, black magnum work boots, and a black helmet on a black bike. but then again, i could care less what people think of my attire.

under my gear i just wear my work clothes, carharts, ben davis shirt, etc. but then again, i do architectural fabrication so no slacks and polo's for me.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:25 AM   #19
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It Doesn't Matter What You Look Like Because:

Anyone who rides is automatically cooler than everyone who doesn't.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:55 AM   #20
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When I'm riding the last thing I care about is what I look like. I'm out there to have fun, if I wanted other people to notice what I was wearing I'd start going to nightclubs (in my riding gear!)
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:08 PM   #21
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Some textile riding jackets are pretty handsome. You just can't buy cheapo ones like Joe Rocket or BiLt if you don't want to look like a doofus. Alpinestars makes some great looking riding jackets that have plenty of armor in the right places. Problem? They are usually around $300 for just the jacket. Textile overpants -- well...those always look ridiculous. I have seen some good looking leather riding pants that aren't super tight.

Of course, you simply can't beat leather for looking the best. Problem is, leather overpants don't really exist. There are chaps, but those are only OK if you don't plan on falling on your ass since there is no protection there. Lots of handsome leather jackets with shoulder/elbow/etc armor built in out there. Even cheap leather is better than most textile for abrasion resistance.

Where cheap build quality will fail is at the seems, so buyer beware.

Do you have a local Cycle Gear? Go look thoroughly at their stock. Shop online at places like "motorcyclegear.com.
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:03 PM   #22
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fixed it for you.
Thanks,but most chaps that arent assless are called PANTS!
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:12 PM   #23
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Thanks,but most chaps that arent assless are called PANTS!
Sing it for us silly n00b.
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:23 PM   #24
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Anyone who rides is automatically cooler than everyone who doesn't.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:01 PM   #25
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“The ironic thing is we were sitting there in the kitchen, (wife) Becky and I,” Petrino said. “I had two helmets out and I said ‘This one’s going to be really heavy and hot. This one makes me look like a cone head. I think I’ll just go with the hat.’ Obviously a bad call. We wouldn’t have converted the third down,” Bobby Patrino said.

The irony is a football coach who would never let his players onto the field without a helmet doesn't follow any of the same rules. How does he look now?


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Old 04-04-2012, 02:15 PM   #26
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Any word on whether he was sporting assless chaps, fingerless gloves and a get back whip?

Loud pipes and ABS probably could have prevented this unfortunate incident.

What a ma-roon!
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