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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-12-2017, 06:24 PM
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Must be a slow month for moto-journalists. It's a shame articles like this are/need to be written. B.

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I don't worry about what people wear anymore. It doesn't really define skill level.

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Must be a slow month for moto-journalists. It's a shame articles like this are/need to be written. B.



And will always wonder whatever happen to just plan common sense........
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Common sense went by the way of texting.
You don't need common sense anymore cause you don't need to relate to nothing else but a digital screen nowadays.

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Riding in shorts and T-shirt is fine as long as you don't hit the ground.

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Not really much difference in shorts or Levi style jeans. The jeans however do last a millisecond longer before your skin is on the road and do prevent bugs flying up your leg and ending up in your skivvies.

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Must be a slow month for moto-journalists. It's a shame articles like this are/need to be written. B.

I thought the same thing when I seen this article............
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Disagree. No shorts unless you have motoport Kevlar overpants

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Just a thought....The author describes short sleeve shirts as just "excess optimism" but short pants as "stupidity". I don't understand how short pants is more serious than short pants. In a bike wreck are we somehow able to keep our arms off the pavement but not a wreck as the human body tumbles head over heels down the road? Or is it just that short sleeve shirts are safer than short pants because more people do it and it is more accepted? Also I saw no mention of riding without a helmet. Is that ok? I wonder who would be more stupid: Me if i ride in shorts and a helmet or my friend who rides in long pants but no helmet?
Or the guy in full gear but thinks every road is his own private track. I'd much rather ride with someone who is in shorts, tank-top and flip flops than someone who has to see how fast, how far they can lean and how long they can stay on one wheel.

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Never see me in shorts, or sneakers. I have been in tee shirts, and I have been hit by a car. Luckily that day I was in full gear. The tees come out when its just too darn hot. I have a Klim mesh summer jacket too, but I'm guilty.

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