Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: West Coast Florida
I ride full gear all the time...Yup, it gets REALLY uncomfortable here in FL when temps are regularly in the 90's. MSF slogan is "dress for the ride, not the fall." I agree in principle, but it's not just the fall I dress for. While I choose my routes and times carefully, there are just too many idiotic, blind, inconsiderate,,, cagers here in FL to not take every ounce of prevention. On really HOT days I wear a camel pack to hydrate. The most convincing argument for full gear on the street for me is the very end of the "Faster" MotoGP video with interviews with Valentino Rossi, Mick Doogan, and others as they talk about street riding; well worth watching. So I'll finish with two of my own sayings 1) "Sweat washes off a lot easier than blood" and 2) my mantra I recite every time I get on the bike and start up.."They're all out to kill ya..whether intentionally or by accident, the result's still the same".
If it jams, force it. If it breaks it needed replacing anyway.