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Old 02-07-2014, 07:40 AM   #21
MotoTex
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Originally Posted by NJ-Brett View Post
I do not want to spend a lot of time gearing up and being uncomfortable on a ride, and I often jump on the bike for very local short trips to the store and so on.
Its just as easy and fast to jump on the bike as it is to get in the car.
Just so those who don't know won't get the wrong impression. Getting into and out of gear, riding jacket and pants, takes maybe two minutes. Maybe. If I'm slow. I don't consider this "a lot of time" but my riding may be different than those who would consider this too long.

As for comfort, I've tried it both ways and have found it to be far more comfortable in gear than out of it. Having a layer between me and the elements makes riding better, for me. Bugs, rocks, and such hitting my skin or through a thin layer is uncomfortable to me. Exposed skin dehydrates me faster and reduces my time in the saddle as fatigue will set in quicker.

Then again, the nearest "corner store" for me is a twenty minute ride, and nearly any ride I take will be at least forty-five minutes to an hour round trip, at the shortest. Most rides are multi-hour. I ride mostly for pleasure rather than errand-running and social meet-ups, so this plays into my choices.

I have very little perspective for urban riding as it has been several decades since I have resided in any city. The only collisions I have ever had were when living in the city. I had four over a two year span. Been running from Houston ever since.

I'm not saying there is any right way, I only wanted to drop this in there for those who might be undecided, or whose environment may be better suited with another strategy.

This is offered as only one opinion, not as some absolute truth for all riders.
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