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Do you gear up when riding?


Do you gear up when riding?  

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  1. 1. Do you gear up when riding?

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Saw the following before with own eyes:

 

A fall off a slow moving bike (20-30kmh) will have the momentum to send the person skidding on the road surface a good 1-2 car length, and this assumes you don't collide with anything along the way which may be then be fatal.

 

Can you think of an expressway that is at least 4 lanes wide?

 

A fall at 80kmh will send the person tumbling and sliding on the road a distance of at least 4 road lanes wide.

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x9 still no space to keep! :faint: hahahahaaa

 

 

Wrong, X9 can keep.

Rear box can fit in 1 full face, glove, and jacket.

 

Last time excuse cannot use le. Now got storage le.

How you keep your item in a bike without box?

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Saw the following before with own eyes:

 

A fall off a slow moving bike (20-30kmh) will have the momentum to send the person skidding on the road surface a good 1-2 car length, and this assumes you don't collide with anything along the way which may be then be fatal.

 

Can you think of an expressway that is at least 4 lanes wide?

 

A fall at 80kmh will send the person tumbling and sliding on the road a distance of at least 4 road lanes wide.

 

Umm... I can't agree more! That's why having the proper riding gear will help to lessen the impact of the fall.

Biking is something that everyone can learn and enjoy! :goodluck:

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Anyone ever saw this webpage ???

Instructive...

 

http://home1.gte.net/res0ak9f/bike.htm

 

Umm... the website is great! :thumb: Very informative indeed!

 

But actually can't blame people for not wearing full gear like me...

Not everyone so thick skin like me leh.. :lol:

And... on a daily basis... surely got people on the road would criticize me for wearing such full gear when riding...

 

It's not as hot as you think lah... it's a matter of getting used to it!

 

But... the reason I could walk out of the accident I got at Melaka... was that I was wearing FF helmet, armoured jacket, gloves, boots... but I never wore knee guards... that's why my knee was very badly injured.. You can read more about the accident on my blog...

 

So that's why from now onwards, I wear knee guards on top of my usual gears!

 

This is just my two cents worth of advice...

Biking is something that everyone can learn and enjoy! :goodluck:

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:cheer: :clapping: Love this website...it can show to my other bikers friend of the fact and reason of wearing the safe riding gear..

 

Thanks bro

 

Umm... the website is great! :thumb: Very informative indeed!

 

But actually can't blame people for not wearing full gear like me...

Not everyone so thick skin like me leh.. :lol:

And... on a daily basis... surely got people on the road would criticize me for wearing such full gear when riding...

 

It's not as hot as you think lah... it's a matter of getting used to it!

 

But... the reason I could walk out of the accident I got at Melaka... was that I was wearing FF helmet, armoured jacket, gloves, boots... but I never wore knee guards... that's why my knee was very badly injured.. You can read more about the accident on my blog...

 

So that's why from now onwards, I wear knee guards on top of my usual gears!

 

This is just my two cents worth of advice...

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Wrong, X9 can keep.

Rear box can fit in 1 full face, glove, and jacket.

 

Last time excuse cannot use le. Now got storage le.

How you keep your item in a bike without box?

 

i usually carry my fullface helmet around, hang it from my arm. amoured jacket i had one tank bag, just nice can squeeze in my amoured jacket which i lug it over my back. amoured glove inside my helmet when nt in use haha

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i usually carry my fullface helmet around, hang it from my arm. amoured jacket i had one tank bag, just nice can squeeze in my amoured jacket which i lug it over my back. amoured glove inside my helmet when nt in use haha

 

Wow! Your tank bag so big? Can squeeze amoured jacket..

 

local rides: gloves,cotton jacket,MHR. touring: gloves,Rjays,HJC

 

Haha. Local and touring rides must choose differnt brand? As long as it is a FF should be able to protect already ;)

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Wow! Your tank bag so big? Can squeeze amoured jacket..

Tank bag quite big, can go in with soft back.

 

 

Haha. Local and touring rides must choose differnt brand? As long as it is a FF should be able to protect already ;)

 

Haha, So RStaichi for oversea use???

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Tank bag quite big, can go in with soft back.

 

Haha, So RStaichi for oversea use???

 

Lol. Gloves for local use wear those construction worker kind, for touring use wear dainese :D

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Wow! Your tank bag so big? Can squeeze amoured jacket..

 

 

actually not very big, mine is those expandable, need to zip and expand out to fit in the jacket. jacket have to fold, backprotector in first, then flip up shoulder protector, then arm protector in can liao

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I'd rather get laughed at doing my shopping in my armoured gear than to get laughed at getting the posthumous Darwin Award.

 

I have no sympathy for the speed-lovers who die or become handicapped from biking without gear. Riding gear should be a part of your budget when purchasing a bike. I only feel sorry for those who are suited up and sustain permanent injuries. It makes the difference between the morgue and ICU, and sometimes, between ICU and Outpatient.

 

Full-faced helmet, gloves, armoured jacket, armoured boots, and if possible armoured pants because your knees usually hit the asphalt and break your fall first.

 

Too hot? I think the flames licking your corpse in the cremation chamber is hottest.

 

Too expensive? It costs at least S$20,000 to die in SG. And worse, you're not the one paying for it. If proper riding gear is not affordable to you, perhaps the public transport is a more viable option, instead of the expensive crotch rocket.

 

As for dispatch riders, my heart goes out to them. I hope that they'd at least put on some light mesh armour cool enough to be worn daily for some basic protection.

 

Make the right decision and shop for this or be a fool and let your parents shop for this or this.

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Do or do not; there is no 'try'.

 

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actually not very big, mine is those expandable, need to zip and expand out to fit in the jacket. jacket have to fold, backprotector in first, then flip up shoulder protector, then arm protector in can liao

 

Oh. Yea, i also usually fold it that way if i have not enough space in my box ;)

 

I'd rather get laughed at doing my shopping in my armoured gear than to get laughed at getting the posthumous Darwin Award.

 

I have no sympathy for the speed-lovers who die or become handicapped from biking without gear. Riding gear should be a part of your budget when purchasing a bike. I only feel sorry for those who are suited up and sustain permanent injuries. It makes the difference between the morgue and ICU, and sometimes, between ICU and Outpatient.

 

Full-faced helmet, gloves, armoured jacket, armoured boots, and if possible armoured pants because your knees usually hit the asphalt and break your fall first.

 

Too hot? I think the flames licking your corpse in the cremation chamber is hottest.

 

Too expensive? It costs at least S$20,000 to die in SG. And worse, you're not the one paying for it. If proper riding gear is not affordable to you, perhaps the public transport is a more viable option, instead of the expensive crotch rocket.

 

As for dispatch riders, my heart goes out to them. I hope that they'd at least put on some light mesh armour cool enough to be worn daily for some basic protection.

 

Make the right decision and shop for this or be a fool and let your parents shop for this or this.

 

Very well said! :thumb:

What is often negelected by riders are knee protection, for me i also don't have a knee protection and i always fell insecure when riding.. Maybe it's time for us to invest in one! ;)

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i think ill start inventing underwear for riders. it will feature ball protection (The next most important thing to your own life, the life of ur future!), and inbuilt knee protection, with the hip cushions. So the underwear u can wear underneath your jeans

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Very well said! :thumb:

What is often negelected by riders are knee protection, for me i also don't have a knee protection and i always fell insecure when riding.. Maybe it's time for us to invest in one! ;)

 

Thanks Bay.

 

If you're interested in knee protection, you might want to check out forcefield armour

 

They have many different types of armour, some partial, some full-bodied.

 

There is a shop in Novena Square #01-72/73 WILDROSES, SIGG & BRIKO that sells Forcefield. They also have a few pieces on display. Am intending to get the lower body protection. Hips, knees, shins, tailbone, crotch protection in a single package for S$320. Utilising Coolmax and Lycra fabrics, its quite cooling and would make plenty of sense to use this for touring.

Can call them at 62500583 for enquiries.

 

I am also considering Draggin Jeans for daily riding.

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Do or do not; there is no 'try'.

 

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I'd rather get laughed at doing my shopping in my armoured gear than to get laughed at getting the posthumous Darwin Award.

 

I have no sympathy for the speed-lovers who die or become handicapped from biking without gear. Riding gear should be a part of your budget when purchasing a bike. I only feel sorry for those who are suited up and sustain permanent injuries. It makes the difference between the morgue and ICU, and sometimes, between ICU and Outpatient.

 

Full-faced helmet, gloves, armoured jacket, armoured boots, and if possible armoured pants because your knees usually hit the asphalt and break your fall first.

 

Too hot? I think the flames licking your corpse in the cremation chamber is hottest.

 

Too expensive? It costs at least S$20,000 to die in SG. And worse, you're not the one paying for it. If proper riding gear is not affordable to you, perhaps the public transport is a more viable option, instead of the expensive crotch rocket.

 

As for dispatch riders, my heart goes out to them. I hope that they'd at least put on some light mesh armour cool enough to be worn daily for some basic protection.

 

Make the right decision and shop for this or be a fool and let your parents shop for this or this.

 

Hear!! Hear!! You're echoing what I've been advocating for years.

 

BTW, Motoworld has armoured jeans by Komine. Comes with attached kneepads inserts and reinforced back portion. I think it retails for $120.

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i think ill start inventing underwear for riders. it will feature ball protection (The next most important thing to your own life, the life of ur future!), and inbuilt knee protection, with the hip cushions. So the underwear u can wear underneath your jeans

 

That is quite creative! But won't the underwear cost too expensive? Imagine your underwear cost more than a CK one :faint:

 

Thanks Bay.

 

If you're interested in knee protection, you might want to check out forcefield armour

 

They have many different types of armour, some partial, some full-bodied.

 

There is a shop in Novena Square #01-72/73 WILDROSES, SIGG & BRIKO that sells Forcefield. They also have a few pieces on display. Am intending to get the lower body protection. Hips, knees, shins, tailbone, crotch protection in a single package for S$320. Utilising Coolmax and Lycra fabrics, its quite cooling and would make plenty of sense to use this for touring.

Can call them at 62500583 for enquiries.

 

I am also considering Draggin Jeans for daily riding.

 

Wow.. So many choices! I'll make a trip down one of these days to check out the shop! :thumb:

 

Hear!! Hear!! You're echoing what I've been advocating for years.

 

BTW, Motoworld has armoured jeans by Komine. Comes with attached kneepads inserts and reinforced back portion. I think it retails for $120.

 

Is it comfortable? Sounds good too.. :D

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:btw:

 

I feel that there is really no need to use different gear for local ride or touring ride or a 5mins ride.

 

When you fall, you can fall on the same, rough tarmac, anywhere, anytime. You can get seriously injured even if you fall from your bike going at 20km/h. You can even fall in the car park. Not forgetting that other road users might knock into you too.

 

So I wear the same gear as long as I am getting onto my bike, it doesn't matter how far or how long the ride is.

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Full-faced helmet, gloves, armoured jacket, armoured boots, and if possible armoured pants because your knees usually hit the asphalt and break your fall first.

 

Er... as for armoured pants in SG... nah... too troublesome... Only use armoured pants when touring in M'sia and beyond

 

I guess knee/shin guards are your best bet for local riding! :thumb: At least you don't need to feel so hot and it only takes about a min to put the guards on! Plus... it is easy to store!

Biking is something that everyone can learn and enjoy! :goodluck:

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a big majority of riders are not wearing sufficient protection at all =( and i believe that most local gatherings, nt much people are doing as well.

 

maybe someone here could form atgatt club (do we have one?) and do regular outings to get more exposure. most pp feel paiseh for wearing protection gears. maybe seeing more of us on the road, they might change. no idea how well will it works although

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