MOTGATT vs. ATGATT

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by svs, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. svs

    svs Posts too much...

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    Most of the Gear all the time.

    or:

    All the Gear all the time.

    I have three pairs of Kevlar lined jeans and find when I compromise on full gear I ride with the Jeans. I also got a Draggin Kevlar Shirt as my compromise if I get the urge to ride without a Jacket. Tried the shirt out a cpl weeks ago when we were at 100 degrees and it was awesome. I even have elbow and shoulder armor for it.

    What say you?
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  2. JaySoy

    JaySoy Been here awhile

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    It's still better than MBASSATT (My Beanie And Sleeveless Shirt All The Time)
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  3. dlew

    dlew Daypass Adventurer

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    I used to ride with some draggin jeans but then i felt naked without the armor.
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  4. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    I look like an astronaut most of the time.
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  5. svs

    svs Posts too much...

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    yep, It's good to look bloated.


    How's your recovery coming along?
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  6. longrider999

    longrider999 Long timer

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    svs,i like sandals when its really hot.not talking flip flops.LEATHER sandals.im thinking of getting somebody to make me a BOOT type pair like the romans used to wear.nothing like the air blowing though your toes!they can pretty much repair everything but our SKULLS so my opinion is HELMETS are most important.my .02 worth.
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  7. LMJ

    LMJ Faceplant in progress

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    Spine is a bit of an issue too.

    And then there's the chronic pain associate with a lot of other injuries.

    Wear as much armor as you can stand, or you might spend the rest of your days sitting.
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  8. bisbonian

    bisbonian Long timer

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    MOTTMOTT, Most of the gear most of the time. I rarely wear riding pants unless it's cold out. Of course I always wear some kind of pants:D
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  9. California

    California Motorcyclist

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    FFSATS
    It's what you see on squids from time to time, it always makes me shake my head! Oh, that means flip flops shorts and t shirt.

    But for me, I try motgmott. If the temps are below 80, it's atgatt
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  10. Boatbandit

    Boatbandit Dr. Doom

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    I heard it somewhere on this site... Wear all the gear all the time, and in the dead of Summer when some one says "Hey, you look hot..." Just say.... "Thank-you....:clap :lol3 :clap :lol3 :clap ":D
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  11. VegasKLRider

    VegasKLRider Long timer

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    MOTGATT. I don't usually wear armored pants. Yeah I know, but I make the decision knowing the consequences.
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  12. SIKLR250

    SIKLR250 NYC

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    AGTATT. No exceptions. If it's too hot, I drive.
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  13. SUVslayer

    SUVslayer Long timer

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    I wear atgatt. My cycleport suit breathes so well it's like wearing a thin t-shirt. It only gets hot when I stop.
    Then again, I was atgatt when I wore leathers and aerostitch, too. what can I say, I'm a tool.
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  14. TXL

    TXL Been here awhile

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    Helmet always, jacket, boots and gloves sometimes, pants hardly ever.

    I've never crashed in 10 years of riding so that's a factor for SOTGSOTT. Another factor - I've crashed while bicycle racing on asphalt many times, and used to play softball in shorts 5 nights a week in S. Fla. (chronic skinned knees).

    Road rash heals in a few weeks and is not the end of the world. For me its WELL worth 10 years of riding in comfort (SOTGSOTT) for 1 episode of road rash.

    If I'm going bicycle speeds on a motorcycle, I'm wearing bicycle clothing.

    Some here may have a different risk tolerance, but whats with all the ATGATT evangelizing?

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  15. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    I'm pretty much ATGATT with the exception of the occasional work commute and then I don't wear armored pants. Then again, I live in a town of 5,000 and my work commute is a whole .65 miles.:D

    Last year in TX I spent a week in a town of about 1,000. I rode to the convenience store for beer without a helmet and I felt completely wierd. I put the helmet and jacket on the next trip.
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  16. BV BEEMER

    BV BEEMER Can I see some ID?

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    I live in a town of 2k. If I am just "in" town running around, then it's jacket, gloves and helmet, and usually work boots.
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  17. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    I'm new and as far as gear goes ive got a modular helmet, gauntlet gloves and a tourmaster jacket. Once I get enough experince I'll start commuting to work, but the problem is I dont have anywhere to store my gear once there. A jacket is fine but I dont have a locker or anything and I dont want to leave my helmet and gloves in the open. Also we're not allowed to have non see through bags. Although I might be able to be them to make an exception.

    Does anyone know of gear you could wear all day long, compacts down well or be worn over regular clothing and can be taken off without taking my boots off?

    Sorry for the highjack.
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  18. Jim1960

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    I'll admit to being a SOTGSOTT rider.

    Helmet-always but the type varies i.e.; MX style, full face, or 3/4. depends on the ride and the weather.

    Eye protection-always; Goggles, prescription riding glasses or face shield. Again with me it depends on the ride and the weather.

    Boots-always; MX style, "biker style", or work boots. depends on the ride AND the mood that I'm in.

    Long pants-always; Usually plain old Levi's but, could be riding pants or kevlar too.

    Gloves-always; could be riding gloves or just good leather work gloves. The best pair of "riding gloves" that I have were bought at a LEO uniform store. Fairly heavy pigskin with a Kevlar liner. Light weight with an elastic cuff. I've had them for ten years and, they're still hangin' in there.

    Jackets-optional; some with armor, some without. Depends on what I'm doing and the weather.

    Shirts vary with the weather, yeah I know yada yada, yeah I ride in a t-shirt during the hot summer months. :eek1

    Well tha's my $0.02 (if it's worth more, I want a refund!)

    ........Jim
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  19. dwoodward

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    I'd have to ask what you ride, where you work, and what parking security is like. I hardly go anywhere without a locking topbox, it's just too convenient. But if parking security isn't too bad, you might find a cable lock is enough to lock riding pants & helmet to the bike.

    There's quite a bit of gear that can go on/off over street clothes- An Aerostich RoadCrafter jumps to my mind, but that might be because I just wish they'd hurry up and get my new one shipped. They're spendy, but worth it, and can be found on fleaBay for reasonable prices. There are other things, including fairly lightweight mesh gear, that should go on over street clothes; the best thing is to go to a dealer and start trying to get in/out of things.
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  20. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    ATGMOTT. Always wear some sort of jacket, helmet, gloves, and boots, directly proportional to percieved risk. If I'm just moving the bike to a different parking spot, I percieve a lot less risk than pointing it at the far corner of the state, so I'm less likely to be fully armored.

    95% of the time, I grab the 'stich. I mean, it's hardly more complicated than a jacket to put on, so why not? Somtimes I grab the leather jacket if I'm only going a few miles. I went w/o a helmet once when I lived in Colorado, scared the crap out of me. Enough of that... Some sort of gloves, even if it's just a pair of work gloves, jeans, and hiking boots, minimum.
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