the best gear for protecting a leg from a post while riding.
any R series bmw?
anything with a giant fairing or wide donk - LT, Wing, Valkyrie etc.
good set of boots. Mind you, the energy has to go somewhere. Protect the ankle and you just destroy the knee. Ankle and knee and you might destroy the hip instead. Rinse, repeat and slow down.
He immediately paid me the one of the highest compliments an Advrider can receive: "You're nuts!" (Alcan Rider)