Riding down the free-way on your motorbike in boots, jeans and T. Nothing else but a smile on your face and wind in your hair. Sounds good?
The thing is, which would you rather be wearing when you’re sliding along a cheese grater?When I’m on the road my kit consists of;
- Alpinestars Riding Boots
- RST Kevlar Jeans with hip and knee pads
- Ixon Strada Jacket (summer )
- Dririder Kevlar Leather Gloves
- Shoei Helmet
I wear the riding boots, RST jeans, T-shirt, gloves and helmet when I’m practising my slow handling in the car park.
Photograph of me courtesy of MM
I’m yet to find the perfect fitting jacket. I need one from the kids selection for the arm and body length but I can’t fit my boobs in any of the ones I’ve tried on. In the meantime, the jackets I have will do but they are somewhat restrictive, tending to bunch up around my neck when I’m in the seated position.
Below are some photos I took when out walking in Woody Point, Queensland, Australia recently.
I run a search and type in “motorbike rider in shorts and thongs” to find an appropriate picture for this blog. I see this all the time and it makes me squirm. Anyway, up pops a heap of these videos… I must remember to translate my Aussie English into American English. This is not the kind of thong I was thinking of.