don't become complacent about the risk of crashing!
I see a lot of people riding in jackets and gloves but without leg protection. I've been limping around this last week, unable to bend my leg due to swelling, with no skin on my knee all resulting from a ~30-50ft slide on pavement in jeans. I can now say with certainty jeans, even heavy jeans, are not abrasion resistant. I obviously wish I had been wearing knee pads or motorcycle pants now. The point being I hope people will avoid drifting into complacency about the risk of crashing, like I did, and always wear armored, abrasion resistant, motorcycle pants or knee guards under kevlar motorcycle jeans because jeans wear through in maybe the first 1ft of a slide and road rash is like someone braising your skin with a blow torch.
Last edited by twowheels; 10-27-2012 at 06:07 PM.