Sensible viewpoint; we all have to compromise at times, and I tend to agree with you on this one. It is rarely cool enough to allow full leathers here in S. Florida, especially June-September (our summer). The trick in making such compromises is in knowing the risks inherent to each, and making an informed choice.Originally posted by zx6r_fng
id still prefer to have denim rubbing on my skin than asphalt. leg protection is a tough one for me. it is (IMO) impractical for me to wear a full riding suit to work, so I wear jeans knowing that (a) they are a damn sight better than slacks/khakis/shorts,and (b) nowhere as good as a riding suit. Granted, my commute is all of ~6miles with no highway riding. If that changed for the worse, then my choices of protective gear may well change too.
I know the risk and accept it, while attempting to mitigate the risk by trying to maintain hightened awareness in traffic, riding cautiously, and saving my need for speed until he weekend, when I wear a full race suit.