Originally Posted by 3power
If you HAD to ride without gear . . . would you ride at your normal intensity and pace, or would you slow it down a bit?
I honestly don't think that my riding style would be noticeably different. It's hard to say. I would probably maintain my normal intensity and pace. Even with gear on I do my damnedest to not get hit by cars and\or fall down. I don't think that going slower would necessarily make my rides safer.
BTW, I am only thinking in terms of street riding here. It might be different off road with the much higher chance of a get-off. I'd probably go slower off road.