Well, I thought I would pass on a little story about protection (not that kind of protection).* I was in an accident last year in early June.* I was out for 9 months!!!* I severed the peronial tendon in my right foot.* Including the initial accident I had 3 surgeries over the summer, including a skin graft!* I almost lost my foot!* I had excellent insurance that paid close to 50k*for all of the medical bills!*
I was damn lucky!!!* I was taking my wifes Sporty in for a little maintenance, when I was tagged by a beast in an SUV, I was only doing about 8-10 mph when she decided to take a quick left turn on me.* I was able to react quickly and for that I believe I did not have more damage.* Well, I was wearing a t-shirt, plain jeans, short helmet and ankle high nylon hiking shoes.* I thought since I was only going down the street a few miles from my house it was no big deal!* *Now I have been riding since I was 11, I am now 45.* I have taken all the MSF courses, and I taught motorcycle safety while in the Air Force!* That was my first, and if I can help it my LAST dump on the road!
Riding is such a big part of my life that I decided if I was going to continue to ride then I would have to change things.
I now own the following:
-Fieldsheer mesh armored summer jacket
-APS fully armored leather track jacket
-APS fully armored leather track pants
-SIDI Tempur Air Strada boots
-Alpinestars carbon fiber gauntlet track gloves
-Draggin jeans Kevlar padded jeans with detachable armor
-H.D. FXRG nylon jacket and pants with armor
-Shoei RF-1000 helmet
I have also signed up for track days to include instruction and I now have the most extensive collection of motorcycle riding/skills/racing/track/touring etc.....* books you could imagine!
What's my point?* There is so much good gear out there, it would be a shame to read on the forum about someone else going throug the pain I went through just because they couldn't or wouldn't get the gear.
just my 2 cents worth!!*