Originally Posted by Gaereth
"I can ride 'riskier' because I wear gear" is simply a nice little clue that the person that said it is an idiot and should be avoided at all costs. If you find yourself surrounded by such folks, or even just have a smattering of such people around you....I would reevaluate my circle of riding buddies.
Disagree, when in street gear and I take a dirt road or trail I take it a bit slower than if I'm in full on MX gear and boots. While MX boots aren't as comfortable, they will keep your feet/ankles from being beat up so much.