http://www.speedfreakinc.com/content/articles/riding/roadrashqueen.htmlfourflush said:I'm currently going rounds with my gf on getting her some overpants. She says that they'll be to hot and don't look good.
Currently I've been copying all the Get off stories I've read of people who have gone down in jeans. From what i gather, anything over about 30 mph they are no better then shorts (at least shorts wont get ruined when your knee gets scrapped off).
Hopefully if i get a bunch of the stories together with some pictures she'll get the hint and wear them.
I wear mine because i paid a lot for them and I'd feel like a real idiot if the one time I crash is the time i didn't have time(10 seconds) to put on my pants.
PS. Not knocking anyone else's choice in what gear to wear just laying out why I don't ride without my riding pants on.
mhess19 said:I'm passing that link around. That's exactly why I want to cover up the legs. I don't feel confident in Jeans and its only a 10 minute commute.
BTW, I'm asked all the time why I put on that heavy jacket helmet gloves, and change into jeans and boots when its 95 degrees out! "It takes you longer to change than get home" There are anywhere from 6 - 12 bikes parked here at work on any given day, There is only one other person I have seen wearing a riding jacket and most just roll in there work clothes which includes dress shoes and half wear a helmet. I've see at least one in scrubs (kind of like light pj's for those who don't know) riding off at a good clip.
I like my skin where it is!
Yeah, jeans aren't gonna do jack. I know!fourflush said:Currently I've been copying all the Get off stories I've read of people who have gone down in jeans. From what i gather, anything over about 30 mph they are no better then shorts (at least shorts wont get ruined when your knee gets scrapped off).
Too true. It took two weeks before taking a shower stopped hurting. After three I still had scabs trying to form (petroleum jelly coating - don't let it dry out and scab!) and soreness to the touch. It's worth wearing good pants.The time & trouble to don protective gear is FAR less then the time, trouble and pain to heal.