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badcompanybiker

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Protection means nothing ???!!

lately since this beautiful weather , i have seen a gazillion moped riders wearing a t-shirt and shorts but i put that down to inexperience and just plain stupidity , but then i started to notice r1 riders and bandit 12 riders wearing shorts and still blasting round ... am i wrong or is that just plain moronic ? just cuz its hotter doesnt make the tarmac any softer on your skin,ligaments and bones ? whats your stance on this ?

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vulcanrider

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vulcanrider says:

Cor blimey !

done to death this one, just to give it another breath though, last summer we rode home on the autopista from a matinal when it was so hot I seriously thought the Vulcan was on fire, the heat was coming off the road, my hands were sweating so much I had to take them off cos they were squidgeing about AND I rode in a T shirt & an Arlen Ness waistcoat, I moderated our speed somewhat, I wasn't at ease with the jackets being in the luggage ( the Tardis !) but the heat was so much of a distraction it would have been worse wearing them.

Oh and, I've solved the problem of the end biscuits in a packet of digestives being broken, buy them in a box. It doesn't solve the problem of them breaking while dunking though, that I'm afraid is something we'll have to learn to live with, aint life hell :wink:

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norris

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norris says:

Agree with Vulcan

On the odd (very odd) occasion, when it's so hot, I believe you're safer when comfortable riding. When you're so hot and uncomfortable, you're not fully concentrating on your riding. I 'never' would go out in shorts, but I do wear jeans on many accasions when it's so hot. Plus, when you get to your destination you're not walking around all day dripping wet through with leathers on.
Choice yes, compulsion no.

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badcompanybiker

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oooff

painful shiz , I didnt realise that even at that speed could cause pin hand syndrome ... wow ... hope it hasnt put the fear into you , im guessing there is no lasting damage ?

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badcompanybiker

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yeah...

i never thought of being too hot as being a distraction ... i guess I havent been that hot yet , but would you adjust your riding so your not screaming round corners with your bike nearly horizontal ?

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badcompanybiker

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LOL

yamark 69 ! pure lolz! phileidiot ... how the hell did you come up with that saying haha , but yeah tottally agree !

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denzil z9

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denzil z9 says:

gotta

be better to be comfortable than sweating like a dog in heat. You just moderate the way you ride.

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badcompanybiker

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fair enough

if you moderate the way you ride , but I just cant believe screaming round without protection ...

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StealthSV

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StealthSV says:

BCB..

oooff

painful shiz , I didnt realise that even at that speed could cause pin hand syndrome ... wow ... hope it hasnt put the fear into you , im guessing there is no lasting damage ?


Take it that was in reply to me?...


Oooof indeed!! Yeah, painful and yeah, at 'THAT' speed!! Shockin that even at what was 'moderate' speed soooo much damage can happen!:shock:


Has it put the fear in me? Nope, apart from maybe that pesky 125 lol.. And lasting damage? Probably but only time will tell.........:ph43r:

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badcompanybiker

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yeah it was

aha what was it ? i remember my cbr was a voilent peice of metal , first gear was so jerky and it carried on right to 3rd-4th gear , nightmare .... 

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LearnerRider

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LearnerRider says:

T-Shirt???? ARGGG!

I went out for a ride the other day (full protection) And yes i'm only 16! Im not a Chav in a tracksuit!  But I know that its a must if you want to keep your skin.


Went to the local bike shop, when a bike parked up next to me. T-shirt and Shorts on a CBR600? It amazes me to be honest but I suppose its down to your own choice.

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