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How You Can Improve Your Comfort While Riding
I’m not normally a sport bike fan, but I saw some ’08 Ninja 250s sitting next to the Vulcan I want in the showroom… it’s one of the best-looking sport bikes I’ve ever seen.
I love the color on your bike, sjafi… it looks freaking sweet.
I didn’t mean to make it seem like I thought were being preachy… from re-reading my post, I must have sounded a little harsh. I apologize. If anything, with something as important as gear, we all *should* be preachy… because of you and some other folks talking about it so much, it convinced me that I shouldn’t ride without it.
I’ll definitely be posting pics, unfortunately though it looks like it’ll be the summer before I actually get my bike… though I suppose that isn’t that far away now!
The errands aren’t that big of a deal, since I’m engaged to a stunner who just happens to have a car of her own.. we usually work similar hours, so for errands, we’d just use her car.
As for the gear stuff, from reading up here and on some other beginner bike sites, I’m quite convinced and don’t need to be reminded about the importance of gear… I plan on factoring the 2-300 dollars for gear into the price that I can afford for a bike. I won’t be ridng without a full helmet, jacket, gloves, knee guards and boots at the least. I don’t plan on losing my skin in the event that I wreck.
As for the rain/heat.. my average commute is 10 or 15 minutes at the most, so I figure I can tolerate it for that long.
Thanks for the advice, all. I’ve learned a whole lot since I started ghosting around these forums a few weeks ago.
Yeah, I’ve read up a bit on a few websites and it seems like a textile jacket and gloves are in my future. It doesn’t usually rain like crazy, so I figure I’ll be alright, but from what I was reading (as well as from common sense), leather = bad for my situation.
And I’m really starting to realize how Florida weather is much more of a blessing than a curse… I couldn’t imagine riding a bike in the snow and the cold… I spent a year and a half in the Chicago metro area and I was scared to death to drive my car in that, so I can’t imagine riding a bike through it.