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Old 10-11-2006, 05:23 PM   #1
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Eek ATGATT: Woah, I get it now!

About 8 minutes into riding in light rain, on a wet highway, with my 3/4 helmet trying to lift off my head from the wind, my eyes squinting from the air rushing around my sunglasses, my face stinging from the rain and road spray, my hands cold and my arms soaked...

... it clicked.

The gear isn't for the fall. It's to keep you in the best possible mental and physical condition to AVOID the fall!


Lord, I feel like an
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Old 10-11-2006, 06:29 PM   #2
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The gear isn't for the fall. It's to keep you in the best possible mental and physical condition to AVOID the fall!


Another light goes on and we have saved another!

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And lo, he compromised with Atgmott, and verily she conceived,
and did bear a son, Notgatt. And Notgatt roamed naked,
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Old 10-11-2006, 07:21 PM   #3
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Gotta protect the ol' "Command & Control" unit there, bud.

I ever tell you guys about the time I rode through a shower of glass ?

A car ahead of me kicked up a rock (I guess) and took out a big side window on the mini-van in front of me. I got the debris field - a couple hundred quarter-inch blocks of glass, at 70 mph. You think about how rain stings after about 40 or so and wonder if I don't thank my Aerostich, Arai & gauntlet gloves for that day. Nope, no crash, even helped the confused dad and wailing kid clean up the mess.

Last week a cute young waitress told me she though my helmet paint-job was cool and she wanted to ride and "wear cool stuff like that" (pointing to my gray Vanson perf jacket) - Gear is good - and cool gear is better.

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Old 10-12-2006, 01:03 PM   #4
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Gotta protect the ol' "Command & Control" unit there, bud.
Straight to the point
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Old 10-12-2006, 10:07 AM   #5
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About 8 minutes into riding in light rain, on a wet highway, with my 3/4 helmet trying to lift off my head from the wind, my eyes squinting from the air rushing around my sunglasses, my face stinging from the rain and road spray, my hands cold and my arms soaked...

... it clicked.

The gear isn't for the fall. It's to keep you in the best possible mental and physical condition to AVOID the fall!


Lord, I feel like an
I've ridden with that setup ... now i am a full power ranger
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:28 PM   #6
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The gear isn't for the fall. It's to keep you in the best possible mental and physical condition to AVOID the fall!


Lord, I feel like an
Don't kid yourself - it most certainly IS for the fall.

Otherwise I would have been riding around in a pair of shorts and no shirt this past summer in Tucson.

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Old 10-12-2006, 06:02 PM   #7
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LMJAbout 8 minutes into riding in light rain, on a wet highway, with my 3/4 helmet trying to lift off my head from the wind, my eyes squinting from the air rushing around my sunglasses, my face stinging from the rain and road spray, my hands cold and my arms soaked...

... it clicked.

The gear isn't for the fall. It's to keep you in the best possible mental and physical condition to AVOID the fall!


Lord, I feel like an


Dude. The gear IS for the fall. Here's proof:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=170308

The rest of it is just a happy side effect.

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Old 09-04-2013, 02:17 PM   #8
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Dude. The gear IS for the fall. Here's proof:

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I wear gear to keep me Dry when it's wet, Warm when it's cold, Cool when it's hot and to protect me from flying bits of stuff... Be it bugs, rocks, birds or whatever.

The fact that it can minimize the damage in a get-off is way down on the list of why I wear it. At the bottom of the list it the attention whore factor of "LOOK AT ME" bright colors or Advertising a brand.

That is why I will never own a jacket from a bold advertiser such as Klim. I like their stuff but unless I can easily de-badge it I won't wear it.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:20 PM   #9
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+1 on all the above Dakez. Well stated.

The labeling matters little to me as well. I asked Motoport to send the label loose in the pocket and to leave the embroidered bit off the buckle cover. I have their label around somewhere.

If some company wants me to advertise for them they better make me a deal. I've never understood the attraction of manufacturer labels as "style."

Hell, I peel car dealer's stickers off the back of my autos.

Now, a gimme hat or T-shirt, that's paid-for advertising.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:22 PM   #10
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We all know what gear does. This guy wishes he had more on than he did. Caution - roadrash pics in link

http://www.socalsportbikes.org/forum...d.php?t=261694
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Old 10-12-2006, 08:10 PM   #11
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The gear isn't for the fall. It's to keep you in the best possible mental and physical condition to AVOID the fall!
This is one of the reasons given in the MSF course -- aside from fall protection and shielded-from-the-elements there was also "visibility", and maybe somethging else that I've forgotten.
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Old 10-12-2006, 08:17 PM   #12
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Old 10-13-2006, 05:35 AM   #13
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I always wear ear plugs.
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Old 10-13-2006, 05:12 PM   #14
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I had low speed gravel spill six months ago. Without ATGATT I would've been bumped and bruised.

Convinced me.
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Old 10-14-2006, 05:37 AM   #15
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I am almost emberased to admit, my wife bought my gear months before I got my bike, I was still saving up for the bike and had two helmets, two jackets, a textile road suit, boots and gloves in the closet, I just wish she had gotten the Suit in RED not Blue altho on my XRR I look pretty partiotic
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