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Old 11-07-2012, 03:07 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Wow, do people stay upwind of you? I can't imagine wearing leather in the humidity here, I would get out of my jacket looking like I just got out of the shower. Unless you don't wear gear?


Sweating beats the hell out of bleeding and road rash...............or so I've been told. I had a minor accident dirt biking on a mountain of coal and got a slightly rashed elbow. For as minor as it was it hurt. I couldn't imagine how bad major road rash would hurt.............especially when they scrape it out at the hospital.
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Wow, do people stay upwind of you? I can't imagine wearing leather in the humidity here, I would get out of my jacket looking like I just got out of the shower. Unless you don't wear gear?
If it's too hot for leather, it's too hot to ride. (It's never too hot to ride)

But you're right, smelling like a dozen roses is much preferable to losing your skin. If you can't imagine wearing leather you better start imagining what bad road rash feels like.

I do live in Florida, by the way.

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Sweating beats the hell out of bleeding and road rash...............or so I've been told. I had a minor accident dirt biking on a mountain of coal and got a slightly rashed elbow. For as minor as it was it hurt. I couldn't imagine how bad major road rash would hurt.............especially when they scrape it out at the hospital.
It sucks. Plus my leather AStars jacket has been down several times and would protect me for another couple offs. I went down once in a textile jacket and it was enough to convince me to never wear it again. I hit the deck at 25mph(MAYBE) and wore two big holes in the sleeve. Had I been going 50 when I was knocked off my arm would have been in much more pain.
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If it's too hot for leather, it's too hot to ride. (It's never too hot to ride)

But you're right, smelling like a dozen roses is much preferable to losing your skin. If you can't imagine wearing leather you better start imagining what bad road rash feels like.

I do live in Florida, by the way.


It sucks. Plus my leather AStars jacket has been down several times and would protect me for another couple offs. I went down once in a textile jacket and it was enough to convince me to never wear it again. I hit the deck at 25mph(MAYBE) and wore two big holes in the sleeve. Had I been going 50 when I was knocked off my arm would have been in much more pain.

I'm happy you are bringing this up. I initially (this summer) bought a textile jacket with leather on the elbows and shoulders, which is like the MINIMUM for riding, but am dying to get a good, solid all-leather jacket. Saw some great deals online today but damn no money for the bike budget right now, which is fine because my bike is stored for the next few months anyways. Def. going with all leather jacket now that you mentioned your experience.
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Eh, the mesh jacket with elbow, shoulder, and spine protectors is good enough for me...I didn't say hot, because it doesn't get that hot in FL, I was talking about the humidity, I have been in 130 in the desert, and I would rather be in that than the 95% humidity here
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Eh, the mesh jacket with elbow, shoulder, and spine protectors is good enough for me...I didn't say hot, because it doesn't get that hot in FL, I was talking about the humidity, I have been in 130 in the desert, and I would rather be in that than the 95% humidity here
The textile jacket I was wearing had.leather shoulders/elbows/back. You have never had an off, have you?
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Eh, the mesh jacket with elbow, shoulder, and spine protectors is good enough for me...I didn't say hot, because it doesn't get that hot in FL, I was talking about the humidity, I have been in 130 in the desert, and I would rather be in that than the 95% humidity here


If it's really humid you will sweat buckets at 80 degrees so at what temperature would you wear full leather? I'm just curious. I don't feel right without it.
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If it's really humid you will sweat buckets at 80 degrees so at what temperature would you wear full leather? I'm just curious. I don't feel right without it.
thats not true, humidity doesnt cause you to sweat, it just makes you feel that way because your sweat isnt doing what its suppose to do and evaporate.

you sweat regardless of humidity; once your body senses your temperature go pass X amount it does it because its a regulated mechanism.

as for being it 130 degrees, you will sweat profusely because your body temp would skyrocket. you wouldn't "feel" sweaty if there was no humidity because your sweat wouldn't stick/stay on your skin as long as it would with higher humidity.
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full perf leather isn't to bad if your moving and below 90 degrees. underarmor shirt helps
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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.

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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.

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