Whats the ATG of ATGATT?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by windmill, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    I thought everybody was just bragging about how fast they go All The GEARS All The Time

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  2. Platinumgrit

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    Be grateful it wasn't a wasp, those things'll zap ya multiple times. A bee's only got one shot in 'im.
  3. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    +1

    I still don't wear pant a lot of the time if I'm running around town to work or school or whatever. I likely won't pass 45mph. I know the risk and I'm fine with that.

    I have multiple one pieces, two pieces, gloves boots lids. I tend to dress for the occasion. If I'm riding for fun I'll usually have a leather 2pc with back protector on. If I'm messing around running errands or whatever, jacket, gloves, boots helmet. I can't be arsed to change completely every time I want to de-power ranger.
  4. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    I don't disagree with you, but you could also say the same thing about impact protection, the majority of serious injuries are impact related, not abrasion.
  5. marco-polo

    marco-polo Moron adventurer

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    I'm an ATGATT motorcyclist who rides road bicycles without similar levels of protection. Rides are different, trade-offs are different, so gear is different.

    When I put on gear for a bicycle ride, I trade protection for heat exchange. Stick me in motorcycle leathers and I'll end up dead of heat stroke inside an hour. ATGATT is a helmet and gloves.

    When I put on gear for a motorcycle ride, I trade protection for comfort and time. Looking like the michelin man or a power ranger might make me feel out of place, but mild social anxiety probably won't kill me. ATGATT is jacket, gloves, pants, helmet and boots. I occasionally wear jeans rather than pants as a time/convenience tradeoff .... but that's not a great tradeoff.