One of the managers @ work rides like that.. although most of his upper body gear is squidly icon stuff. His gloves look like something golfers would wear.
I wish I hadn't been at work (driving), I'd have snapped a picture of this.
First off, CBR of some stroke, not the 250. Very new, very nice, blue/white combo. Shoei helmet. Nice jacket. Gloves.
And below, short khaki shorts, long bare legs, and flip-flops.
Cute but stupid girl, proving she's no smarter than the squidbros.
Local girl here has a F4i, rides around with her squid friends...
She is very good looking... I became friends with her when she wasnt around that crowd.. I gave her one of my old jackets and let her know id be a good idea to wear one...
She wore it once and I never saw it again on her.
Hate to see those fun bags after she wrecks. She is one of those torretts of the wrist type of squids.
Took a ride through the ghetto today....
Hear beeping and yelling while I'm getting gas. Look over to see 3 kids each on a crappy scooter/moped cutting cars off in stop and go traffic. All were wearing bicycle helmets, shorts, and flip flops.
I always assumed it was so that they were comfortable whenever they got where they were going. I think it's stupid and do the whole ATGATT thing, but to each their own. I'm in Texas and they don't have a helmet law (well they sort of do, it's an insurance thing) and I was shocked at how many people I see without lids (just about everyone). Ah well......
I've ridden in shorts recently... under my over-pants.
I am guilty of "rockin' the jeans", especially on shorter rides. But I have been making a concerted effort to put a little more emphasis on the A's in ATGATT.
I wouldn't go anywhere without my full-face lid and armored jacket. The quality reinforced riding boots have become a staple. And gloves. Although I do need to invest in some better quality short/summer gloves. Hoping to score a closeout this off-season.
It really helps that most of the guys I ride with these days are well financed gear nazis.
Peer pressure is a helluva thing. Choose your peers wisely.
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I've done jeans, but usually try to wear overpants though. It's always funny when I get into this discussion with people and we talk about gear. They usually take the attitude that if they crash, it's going to hurt whether they are in shorts or jeans or whatever. I always tell them of course it's going to hurt, but do you really want to use the pavement as a cheese grater for your legs?
No-front-brakes-bobber-dude was bombing around today. Now I know how he manages not to dump it all over the place. Starts braking almost the instant he gets up to speed, inches through turns, and never exceeded 15 miles per hour.
Yeah, way cool man. You looked awesome dragging one foot on the ground to stay upright through all those broad sweeping turns.
Put some front brakes back on your crapper, tune the f**king engine, put something less than a 900m wide rear tire on the back, and learn to actually ride. Even the scooterbros are beating you.
Speaking of stupid stuff I've seen...what's the deal with people trying to race? I know I ride a sportbike, but Mustang and Civic Si drivers are always revving their engines at stoplights and/or trying to race from a roll on the freeway. Not only is it dumb to race on public roads, but don't they know they'd get beaten so badly they'd probably cry afterwards?
I used to get that all the time when I rode a Bandit 1200. I'd gently leave the light in 1st and ease onto the throttle, then pop into 2nd and rip it. Buh bye.
Hell, even my wee little 650 makes it to 60 in under 4 seconds. That's quick enough to beat most clapped out ****boxes piloted by those toolboxes.
I've only had a corvette and an m3 try so far... not like they had a chance anyways. I'm usually going a little faster than traffic so maybe thats why I havent gotten any slow rice burners trying.
Yesterday I took off from a light at my normal speed and I see a guy on an old ass 1000cc street bike come up to me and try to race. I look over like are you kidding me?We were entering a curve in the road at the time and he slowed way down for it while I cruised right past him. Only gear the guy was wearing was some cheap off brand helmet.
The dumbest thing I see are other riders. I see people all the time that look like they are gonna fall just making a turn. The funniest thing I saw was in traffic as I was splitting lanes I see a sport bike up ahead just rolling with traffic at like 5 mph. I get a little closer and its some fat guy on a ninja 250 too scared to split lanes and I watched as he almost dropped his bike when traffic stopped as I passed by.
Last edited by SGelshawno; 09-27-2012 at 01:34 PM.