Several in the eye for the safety Nazis

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by jsp, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. jsp

    jsp Guest

    I was out oand about this afternoon, as were quite a lot of bikes.

    By far the largest majority were wearing jeans, and t-shirt. Only one
    proper bike with no gloves (and all the scooter boys).

    I can't quite bring myself to ride in t-shirt alone, but was out with
    denim jacket for a quick trip.

    I suppose we can look forward to the cameras picking out non leatherd
    bike riders next?


    Black it is
    and naked
    jsp, Apr 24, 2004
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  2. jsp

    MattG Guest

    jsp says...
    And? Had I made it out on the bike today (as was planned) I would have
    been dressed in the same.
    MattG, Apr 24, 2004
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  3. jsp

    Chris H Guest

    Conversersly, as far as I could see, I was the only Motorcycle rider
    wearing denim jeans around Warwickshire today. I saw a lot of power
    rangers in groups.
    Chris H, Apr 24, 2004
  4. jsp

    jsp Guest

    There is no 'and' I was just saying, that's all.

    I suppose it was good to see so many people who didn't feel obliged to
    be all coseted up in leather and armour just to go out on two wheels.


    Black it is
    and naked
    jsp, Apr 24, 2004
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    Porl Guest

    Yeah **** the pigs! They can't tell us what to do!

    PS. Did you get a chance to tell them how warm and fuzzy it made you feel to
    be one of the cool, no-leathers gang? Maybe they'd let you be their friend.
    Porl, Apr 25, 2004
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    Zymurgy Guest

    MattG wrote
    I regularly ride in jeans and a fleece.

    Curiously i'd never ride without gloves on though [1]



    [1] Oh, and after crashing wearing Doc Martin shoes (not boots), I now
    always wear something that covers the ankle ;-)
    Zymurgy, Apr 25, 2004
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    dwb Guest

    <shrug> Having been hit in the head by a pigeon, hit in the shoulder by a
    ?fig?, hit in the hands by various insects, stones and other stuff and
    finally, hit in the shin by a Celica, I wear leathers because a) they are
    (for me) more comfortable on the bike as they don't ride up in strange
    places b) don't billow about in the wind c) seem to prevent unneccesary pain
    even when not seeing the world from an unusual angle/height.

    Call me a Nanny State Conformist.
    dwb, Apr 25, 2004
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    Porl Guest

    So you make the decision to wear protective clothing based on what got hurt
    the last time you crashed?

    Porl, Apr 25, 2004
  9. jsp

    Chris H Guest

    The 'experimental' approach. It's how we all learn.

    I, for one, stopped riding over 'puddles' in very cold winter weather
    after the first time.
    Chris H, Apr 25, 2004
  10. jsp

    MattG Guest

    dwb says...
    Actually I'd call you someone who has made a personal choice on what
    gear you want to wear. Which is fine, it's the whole "oh it's he
    naughty, he's wearing *trainers*" that gets on my nerves.
    MattG, Apr 25, 2004
  11. jsp

    Ben Blaney Guest

    That's fine. As MattG says, you make your choice. And I'll make mine
    (a bit academic at the moment, I'll grant you - though I did go to a
    Suzuki dealership this morning).
    My usual biking attire doesn't give me these problems.
    I have no idea what you are trying to say here.
    Ben Blaney, Apr 25, 2004
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    Porl Guest

    So you got the nods in and also felt superior about riding in light
    clothing. Well if that ain't the bikerest day in bikertown I don't know what
    Porl, Apr 25, 2004
  13. jsp

    dwb Guest

    It followed on from being hit by things.

    I was hit in the neck by a stone flicked up at speed by an R1/R6 in Wales
    last year - it hit me on the coller of my leathers - had they not been there
    it would have hit me in the neck, which would have been interesting.

    So, I think wearing leathers/protective gear protects me from unwanted pain
    in the form of things on the bike that don't involve crashing.
    dwb, Apr 25, 2004
  14. jsp

    Ben Blaney Guest


    TBH, it's never bothered me that much. It's only stings for a minute.
    I'd rather that, than sweat my **** off the whole time.
    Ben Blaney, Apr 25, 2004
  15. jsp

    dwb Guest

    You know that scene in Robocop where the star is badly injured and taken
    into hospital and comes out a machine?
    dwb, Apr 25, 2004
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    Kiran Guest

    Evolution at its finest. Darwin would have been proud.
    Kiran, Apr 25, 2004
  17. jsp

    dwb Guest


    No really... errr..........
    dwb, Apr 25, 2004
  18. Ben Blaney wrote
    So ride faster.

    I have noticed that it is always seems to be the trainers and tee shirt
    brigade who are last to arrive anywhere. Too cold for them over 20mph
    steve auvache, Apr 25, 2004
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    sweller Guest

    I quite like this one.
    sweller, Apr 25, 2004
  20. jsp

    Porl Guest

    I read posts like that and the Bad Porl comes out. What's the problem? All
    the old timers are always going on about how this group has got too soft and
    boring. I'm simply letting off a bit of steam when the pressure cooker of
    crap posts makes my little whistly thing come out.
    Porl, Apr 25, 2004
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