Originally Posted by kraven
Just because you're on a cruiser and not riding balls out doesn't mean you can't still crack your melon or suffer a spinal injury, cracked or broken pelvis, etc. Not all low speed crashes just result in rash.
Changing your gear to a lower level of protection because you're on a cruiser is just not consistent with reality.
And I can get hit by lightning on a sunny day. So? Of course there are different levels of risk. If there weren't then people would be wearing fire suits and helmets in their cages on the way to work. This guy may have a distinction between race gear and non race gear because that was what he was speaking of. Going full out on a track and a slow cruse. More people die in bathrooms but I don't wear gear there either.