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Old 01-07-2014, 03:02 AM   #49
Nadgett
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Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Slovenia
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I started riding in 1969, when nobody even thought about protective gear, other than a Bell open-face helmet. I fell off a few times, and found that road rash hurts. Now I never ride anywhere, no matter how short a distance, without a full-face helmet, armoured jacket (mesh or leather), armoured riding pants, boots, and riding gloves. After dark or on long trips I wear a hi-viz backpack. I have heated grips and an electric vest, and ride my Sportster year-round, except when the roads are covered in snow. Around this time of year I like to ride over to the local Harley dealer. He says, "You're riding in this weather? You're nuts!" and I reply, "The roads are dry and you're not riding? You're the one who's nuts!"
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