Wearing shorts whilst riding. Fashion fax pas or totally bad ass?
Wearing shorts whilst riding. Fashion fax pas or totally bad ass
Well I'm speaking. Ride naked if you want. There's always a risk. I ride everyday in shorts. Jeans will wear through in an accident, I know. If I didn't have to wear a helmet, I wouldn't. In fact I gave up riding for over ten years shortly after California passed the helmet law. Life is short people (pun intended
NOOOO.... (**yes**)I always swore to ride in jeans... With AZ heat in the 112+ degrees an the raven bolt motorcycle (all black) being your only form of transportation I found my self wearing shorts ever so often due to the overwhelming puddles of sweat in my a** region when I wore pants. I now drive with a long sleeve very breathable shirt to stop sun burn, a helmet, and shorts every once in a while. Then again my rides are only via street and from home to the gym or work. 15-20min tops with traffic. Would I tell people to wear shorts? No, I would not because I wouldn't want them to think that it's safe, I know it's not safe. By doing so I feel it would make a rider real lackadaisical in other aspects of riding. See I know the dangers but I also know the discomfort all too well. It's more of a hush hush type of thing.
To ride a motorcycle or not? Helmet or not? Gear or not? To attend college or not? Get married and raised a family or not? Get the point? Dude its your ride and your life , do what makes you happy but also accept the consequences for what you choose. As for me that pipe is too damn hot lol.
Actually Art Gonzalez, IMO, I tend be more careful because I'm wearing shorts. Now I know some people say the same thing about drinking/smoking while riding/driving, that I do NOT agree with, but hey??? In So Cal, it's a pretty common sight.
So..... That's a no Charlie?
Ultimately it is up to what you are willing to do. There is always inherit risk to riders, wearing proper gear is a safety measure. No matter how experienced, careful and aware you cannot anticipate what others will do. Riding jeans or pants. The do make warm weather gear with lots of airflow.
Shorts eh ? Dude I wear my kilt commando on my bolt