Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: San Francisco, California
Re: Staying protected
For those that hate the 'normal' motorcycle pants, I have been using the Joe Rocket Jeans which have steel fibers in the lining. They feel like strong heavy jeans (and feel great) and do not look much different than normal jeans. Those with a nice helmet and the Joe Rocket mesh summer jacket and you got a great summer ride.
I also bought the gym shoe style riding shoes with the removable plastic sides. They are fantastically comfortable and are strong enough to handle even the most demanding shifters.
I too was in an accident without coverage and was very lucky (no major damage, a few scars, some gravel they never got out, etc...). But I too am a big fan of wearing protection, although on those really hot days, I still find myself sometimes skipping the helmet on short rides (I hope I never regret it).
2011 Ducati Monster 796 ABS (Diamond Black Silk) + 14T and Grab Handles