Originally Posted by windmill
IMO, the only honest justification for wearing no gear is you accept the increased risk of injury in a crash.
Maybe not the only honest justification. Could also be that you honestly do not believe that the risk exists for you at all. (or believe that the prescribed gear will protect you from all possible risks.)
Is there anything dishonest about ignoring an uncomfortable truth that lies between those two extremes?
Is ignorance considered dishonesty?