Pants or Armor?
Hello, I'm a new member here. I'm thinking about getting a V as my first bike, and am in the process of gearing up while saving money. I rode a friends bike (a lot) about 5 years ago, and just wore a helmet and Jeans, Now I'm married and have a kid, and want to be a little more careful. Most of my riding will be commuting between home and work sites (40mi a day, mostly city streets), and the occasional twisties. The only time I will ride in the wet is if it is an unexpected shower, and I'm already out.
My main question is I wear slacks to work. and am trying to decide what to get for leg protection. I have thought about getting pants to wear over my slacks, or as an option getting some knee and shin armor. I teach at two different colleges everyday, so I would have to take whatever I got off for class, and put it on to drive over to the other school which I spend a lot of time at grading, then I going to dinner, and back for class. I don't want something that is a big hassle with me having to take it off, and put it on three times between when I leave the house, and when I get home.
In addition I will be wearing A full Helmet, Textile armored jacket, "jungle" combat boots, and of course gloves.
On the gloves I saw on another post that someone wore mechanix gloves when they rode I thought about this also. What are your thoughts on them as riding gloves?
Sorry for the long post, any suggestions would be helpful.