Motorcycle Gear | Sportbike Track Gear
This is the place I use the most. It is a great store and they do a ton of video reviews. Great prices as well IMO. I went and tried on gear at the local dealer and then ordered it from them. The dealer wouldn't match their price so screw the dealer and get it online.
Sweaty skin is better than road rush. Trust me. I went down on the highway going 50mph with jeans, shoes, under armor jacket, cheap gloves. Let me tell you... jeans ripped to shred. shoes slid down my foot and exposed my ankle. under armor jacket ripped to shreds, through my polo, through my undershirt to the skin, cheap gloves ripped apart like cheap gloves are expected too. $2000 later with good medical insurance, I am healed up. My knee and my ankle had severe road rash. I have little feeling in my knee from the highway ripping my skin off. My forearm to my wrist had deep road rash that know is only a white spot because it took my freckles away. My shoulder was also road rashed through 3 layers. My shoulder was seperated on contact to the highway, my thighs and back had minor scrapes luckily. My gloves tore apart and left a half dollar size cherry in my left palm that is still healing 2 months later. Now my ankle... nothing broken, but my road rash was very deep. It had to be scrubbed several times in the ER as well as when I went home, 2 times a day. All of it had to be scrubbed, but the ankle was agonizing. I have high pain tolerance, but it was almost unbearable. I would stand in the shower scrubbing all my road rash down and look down to see the bottom of the shower have blood all over because I had to scrub it. I couldn't stand up for about 3weeks without severe pain in my ankle. Had me in tears several times because it wouldn't stop. My shoulder still has some pain, but tolerable.
My point is, I was the guy who said, its too hot to wear gear, its Texas... well it cost me. Now I won't drive down the street without my motorcycle pants, boots, jacket, good gloves, helmet. It hurts. Don't know how to be more clear, but please please please wear gear. Don't want other people to have to go through that pain.
The gear cost me about $500 and I wish I had bought it earlier. When I had to go home that day to my kids and tell them what happened, they were mad at me. My youngest daughter was afraid to hug me for weeks. It was brutal, but it was a good lesson learned. Don't be like I was.