How far do you go?

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by GrahamB, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. faffi

    faffi A.S.A.N.

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    I mostly just throw on my Kawa leather jacket, which contain shoulder, elbow/forearm and back protector, and my leather pants with some not so superior knee protectors and hip protectors. Should I put on my full-length back protector also? Of course, that would be preferable. But it's comfier without and it's one thing less to remove when I stop. Instead, I promise not to crash :err:
     
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  2. GrahamB

    GrahamB Decaying member

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    Actually the guy in the shop made a good point: a separate braces & belt type back protector is more comfortable, since it moves with your body rather than the jacket.
    I thought he was nobly arguing against selling me the small protector, but in fact he hadn't realised I already owned a long one :lol:

    Just for fun, I looked up the Crutchlow replica Spidi suit... it's specified as weighing 4.6kg, so as much or more than my somewhat agricultural TA.
     
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  3. darren

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    Aaah, true..once...before the cane harvester accident.... :lol:

    Nothing wrong with the old TA's Gra. ;)

    Do you not condition them? Anal Darrens weight a tonne, haha.

    My back protector- http://www.forcefieldbodyarmour.com/product/pro-sub-4-back-protector/2339

    It's quite bulky but I like it. My old $99 UFO jobbie saved my bacon out the Ox when I went back-first into a cutting, crushed the can of shaving cream I had in my backpack. Not sure how that would have went if I had not been wearing the protector.

    http://www.mcas.com.au/motorcycle-clothing-road-armour/ufo-road-race-46cm-back-protector
     
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  4. lindsaymac

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    Wear whatever is comfortable, and don't break Rule #1, you won't need all that armour and air-bag shit, then. :up:
     
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  5. darren

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    Wotif old matey coming towards you doesn't look up from the book he is reading, or spills his cereal?
     
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  6. anttisexual

    anttisexual Pastafarian biker :)

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    My stratgey has mostly been to wear whatever I can fit into. Fitting into off the shelf clothing is one of the real joys of now being only modestly overweight instead of super-hyper-mega-morbidly obese. Some off the shelf stuff is too short still...

    On a related point. I've been accosted in the past for not wearing what some consider to be an acceptable level of protective clothing when riding a motorbike. Funnily enough I now regularly ride through suburban traffic for several hours to ascend and then descend twisty roads at great speed dressed only in a simple layer of lycra. And this is deemed perfectly acceptable by just basically everybody.... well from a safety point of view, anyway. weird...
     
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  7. darren

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    Yep. Bike cops riding around in short sleeve shirts etc. Risk perception in hyoomans is a strange beast.
     
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  8. kimo

    kimo Confused little pixie

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    dont forget that in addition to the lycra, you are wearing a relatvely flimsy loosely fitted helmet and some fingerless gloves ;)
     
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  9. darren

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    Are we still talking pushies?
     
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  10. anttisexual

    anttisexual Pastafarian biker :)

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    Yeah, pushies, carpet burn, and other activities of dubious moral standing....

    Hey, anyone see Peter Sagan showing off during the tour? Lays on nice wheelies, often 1 handed. What impressed the heck of of me was the no-handed wheelies. Google up peter sagan + wheelie and there's a ripper no-hander up a hill. Now that is cool :up:
     
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