Rock the Gear

Discussion in 'General VFR Discussions' started by WhiteKnight, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. OOTV

    OOTV Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    6,432
    Likes Received:
    915
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Location:
    Anaheim, Ca.
    I'll probably be near there Friday or Saturday, I'll let you know if/what I find.
     
  2. onelastwarrior

    onelastwarrior New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2013
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Alabama
    Thanks I will wait til then before I order through cyclegear

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
     
  3. Badbilly

    Badbilly Official VFRWorld Troll Of The Year!

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2007
    Messages:
    15,047
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Y'all be sure that whatever you buy has plenty of labels on the outside so folks will know you are cool..
     
  4. onelastwarrior

    onelastwarrior New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2013
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Alabama
    Better yet let folks know we are protected

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
     
  5. Badbilly

    Badbilly Official VFRWorld Troll Of The Year!

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2007
    Messages:
    15,047
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Good point. Always wear a conundrum.
     
  6. OOTV

    OOTV Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    6,432
    Likes Received:
    915
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Location:
    Anaheim, Ca.
    Sorry for the delay. Went by the D-Store yesterday evening and found most of the bargain bin items were gone. They did have a few sets on sale but your Druids looked to be regular price ($209.95). That being said, they did have a few other styles:

    Druid S-ST $179.95
    Carbon Cover S-ST $149.95
    Pro Metal RS $187.46 (These were marked down from $234.95)

    I hope this is useful info. They do have a sign in the store saying they match other US store prices.

    Cheers!
     
  7. Motographer

    Motographer New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Map
    The labels add almost as much hp as the stickers on your bike. I just got a job at my local Cycle Gear, so I have a feeling my employee discount is going to result in both the decimation of my bank account and the covering of my body in lots more armor/leather. With all the recreational riding I've done in the last year living in TN, a full suit is probably going to be a good investment at some point.
     
  8. maryyy

    maryyy Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I had the opportunity to meet her and even went on a group ride with her (and buds with a local group I am part of). Brittany is working with the MSF and gear companies (and others) to promote the use of protective gear.
     
  9. speed

    speed New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2006
    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Location:
    Harbor Oregon 97415
    Map
    I'm catching up on old post I missed, the first thing that comes to mind is Ignorance !
     
  10. Badbilly

    Badbilly Official VFRWorld Troll Of The Year!

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2007
    Messages:
    15,047
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    48
    After that, what is the second question?
     
  11. Laker

    Laker New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    May 18, 2009
    Messages:
    359
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Ontario
    Map
    WOW. How did maryyy get banned after only 2 posts? Selling cats?
     
  12. zombie

    zombie New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    80
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Guelph Ontario
    I'm an ATGATT guy, even if it's just a quick local ride. I have always been this way and my daughter made me promise as well when she realized what can happen after skinning her knee falling of her bicycle.
    Went for a 2 day ride last week with a friend. He wore shorts, muscle shirt and a half helmet on his 1000 vstrom. I told him that my daughter had said that he is to wear his gear but he didn't. Rode for almost 8 hours in the hot humid sun the first day. Customs guy asked if "I was hot wearing all that stuff?" . lady in a diner and a guy at a gas station also asked me, I was. My friend laughed at me at one point. When we got to the hotel he went to the pharmacy to get sunburn medication... He needed a lot of it. That night he hardly slept due to the pain. The ride home the next day for him was awful, at least I convinced him to buy a long sleeved t-shirt at the local Walmart so it wouldn't get worse.
    For me, I had a shower when we got to the hotel, slept like a baby all night, enjoyed my breakfast and the ride home.
    There are many reasons to wear gear. For me having a 12 year old daughter that likes to hug, a wife, a job I need to do to pay the bills and an dislike of pain are just a few of them.
    You can't fix stupid and you can only try to educate so many times but in the end everyone makes their own decisions, my friend has always been this way and probably always will, until he goes down and then just maybe he will understand.
     
  13. Steve Eh

    Steve Eh New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2019
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA
    Map
    Thank-you Brittany and Rock The Gear for doing what you are doing. Your message is important for ALL motorcyclists. Speaking as an experienced rider I am always seeking ways of: improving my riding skills, staying as safe as possible, becoming a better rider along with enjoying my bike(s). Your story is an effective tool which will help me and many other riders.
    Cheers
    Steve Eh
     
  14. NorcalBoy

    NorcalBoy Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Messages:
    5,394
    Likes Received:
    540
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Desert Southwest
    Map
    If I don't feel like donning the gear, I don't ride. That's the rule. If you're too lazy to put on gear, your head isn't in the right place to be riding anyway.
     
    Thumbs likes this.
  15. VFR4David

    VFR4David New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2020
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Castle Rock, Colorado
    Map
    Needed new gloves.
    Dainese Carbon D1s on sale, older model now. Fit like a glove... hehehe
     

    Attached Files:

  16. RllwJoe

    RllwJoe Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2017
    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    202
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Location:
    Western Lower Peninsula, Michigan
    Map
    Link to sale? I'm interested in a new pair.
     
  17. VFR4David

    VFR4David New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2020
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Castle Rock, Colorado
    Map
  18. Allyance

    Allyance Insider

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2013
    Messages:
    3,408
    Likes Received:
    343
    Trophy Points:
    128
    Location:
    East Bay, California
    Map
    Just read Brittny’s original story for the first time, my God what she went through and still has that desire to ride. Should be required reading for anyone with a bike that takes friends as passengers.
    Hope she keeps up with her helping others.

    Back in the mid 80's I went down hard on the Angeles Crest. Some car had sprung an oil leak and saturated the middle of the road. I went to move from the left side to the right side for an up coming curve and my VF750 went down suddenly on it's right side. Fortunately my only injury was my right thumb which got folded back from the bars snapping out of my hand. After I finally got up after sliding down the road on my right side in the oil (fortunately), I checked my self out. The sliding ground through the side of my right boot, ground off the visor hinge, scuffed up leather jacket and my gloves had brass buttons on them that got so hot I had blisters on my hand! I was wearing jeans and I knew they were the weakest link so I put my hand down and tried to lift my butt off the pavement. My pants leg was soaked from the oil.

    From that point on, I always wore all my equipment, no matter how hot it was out.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2020
    zombie likes this.
  19. RllwJoe

    RllwJoe Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2017
    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    202
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Location:
    Western Lower Peninsula, Michigan
    Map
Related Topics

Share This Page