Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New York, NY, USA
Lower leg and foot protection
Lower leg and foot protection:
As I reported in another post, I went down hard Saturday on my right side. Right foot and calve up to and including knee are Severely bruised and swollen. Looks like a Bratwurst about to burst, and the color is not a nice shade of black and blue. I was wearing BMW pants with all protection pads in, and BMW Contour Plus boots, heavy leather. I had no broken bones which is nice, but I am wondering if there is a boot that would provide some more rigid protection against what must have been the bike crunching down on my leg as we slid across some asphalt and then grass. Would some of those hard plastic racer boots be better for this king of injury.
I'm glad my injuries were all of the "soft tissue" type, but there is a lot of soft tissue that is not looking so great right now and while it will mostly heal, I'm sure I'll be able to predict rainfall pretty well now when the leg throbs.
BTW, Arai Signet GT (5 years old) took the blows and kept my noggin in one piece, but will now get retired for for a more current model.
2008 K1200GT, Custom Paint, Vivid Black, Aeroflow WS & Aeroguards, Givi E52 Maxia Topcase w/AdMore Lighting, Zumo 660, Suburban Footpeg Lowering, Sargent Seat
2009 R1200GS Adventure, Magnesium Grey/Black, Adventure Cases, Zumo 660, Touratech Unobtanium Accessories
1974 Norton Commando 850 Soon to be a restoration project