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Old 08-23-2012, 11:59 AM   #105
marco-polo
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Originally Posted by blk-betty View Post
I could careless what anyone wears but it seems a little hypocritical if an ATGATT motorcyclist also rides road bicycles without similar levels of protection. And if they do, at what point does their motorcycle gear become a costume similar to what the "pirate crowd" wears. If protection is so important why not on bicycles too.
I'm an ATGATT motorcyclist who rides road bicycles without similar levels of protection. Rides are different, trade-offs are different, so gear is different.

When I put on gear for a bicycle ride, I trade protection for heat exchange. Stick me in motorcycle leathers and I'll end up dead of heat stroke inside an hour. ATGATT is a helmet and gloves.

When I put on gear for a motorcycle ride, I trade protection for comfort and time. Looking like the michelin man or a power ranger might make me feel out of place, but mild social anxiety probably won't kill me. ATGATT is jacket, gloves, pants, helmet and boots. I occasionally wear jeans rather than pants as a time/convenience tradeoff .... but that's not a great tradeoff.
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