Do you have any "Do's & Don'ts" as to what to wear when you go riding? If there was such a thing as "Fashion Police", what would be some Fashion Infractions? For me, major violations are: sneakers, with or without sox; WHITE sox -- period!!!; shorts -- no matter how hot it is!! -- and NO sweatpants. Guys, feel free to advise us gals. See, its not "all about the bike". Gotta look good ridin' it!!
This forum has been real entertaining. Hope you all keep your fashion police over in America because go forbid what they might do about a few drongos over in Oz who wear Thongs (on their feet that is) *l*
no no boys not the material kind. Keep in clean *s*
DakotaBlu write: Hmmmmm... all these years I didn't know I've been committing a "biker fashion" faux paux... are white sweat sox with boots really a no-no? Well by golly gosh oh gee.... I guess I'm guilty as charged...
Fashion Police? What's the fine for looking too damn good? LOL
I wear helmet, jacket, jeans, gloves and boots. But if I'm just going to the local store, I'll wear helmet, jacket, jeans, gloves and boots. LOL I don't care if it's 50 or 90 degress outside, I get enough skin pizza from crashing my mountain bike thanks, and that's travellin a fair bit slower than I do on my scoot. GEAR UP, you'll live to tell about it.
Idunno, but I have gone down with sneakers on and had them ripped off my foot, just the the soul up...lokked great , felt bad. Laces and uppers hahhaa..and sever road rash around the ankle!
I do tree work and am always in my loggers or climbers. Its hot , but I buy good quality and they are soooo comfortable.I must confess whe I am just riding to the store and its sweltering I have ridden with shorts and sneakers, but for serious riding I use the serious clothes and boots. And I do like the style, doo rag and chaps, and sleeveless or guiney wife beaters , I like to show the ink!I also ride in the cold (like to Laconia) and I always have my chaps , vest and jacket in the bags! Just because I leave a dry warm place in the morning is no gaurantee that I wll find those conditions wherever I wind up by afternoon!
And yes, the more layers the less road rash!
OF COURSE THIS IS JUST FOR ME.
Welllllllllllllllllll, I wouldn't say "minimal injury" with all the skin I lost, but I consider myself lucky to be alive. Had it been an hour later I would have been run over by multiple cages. Thanks for the concern though.
There's something to be said about going to work early when there's no traffic and watching the city wake up, then done early.