Originally Posted by Emilynator
I am always amazed also at the no glove riders. I wear a pair of light weight leather summer gloves even into the 90 degree weather with no problems. I also cringe when I see bare ankles riding around town. I won't leave on the bike without a solid boot above my ankle
I'm with you guys, gloves are essential as are decent boots....I went down hard 7 years ago (lack of concentration in a corner)
I had Kevlar gloves and they were in pieces, the leathers and full face looked after the other stuff....
The bike was so so but i couldn't walk (turned out to be a busted ankle) My riding partner (who almost ran me over as i slid down the asphalt)......rode me two up to the hospital, as i was sitting there in a wheelchair, the Nurse said "first we cut that boot off"
My buddy said "Dave they are going to ruin your German riding boots"
Oh no they are not, i said to Bill, OK, "he says hang on to the wheelchair arms"
He pulled the boot off my swollen foot, i can still feel it today.....but i saved a $400.00 pair of boots
The nurse was furious.......ha! ha!