Anyone riding a bike, or something similar, feels a sense of freedom. They feel good, and the adrenaline rush when you go fast is rewarding. However, having a bike isn’t enough, you need biker’s equipment as well.
Bikes are inherently unstable. There’s a real possibility of falling off and getting hurt. If you’re not prepared for this, better leave it alone.
When setting out on the bike, the true biker always bears in mind that they might fall off or have an accident. This kind of mental approach allows them to return home safely; anyone who doesn’t apply it often gets hurt, or worse.
When we have this sort of an accident, there is a high risk of carrying ugly scars or of having permanent physical problems. My advice is therefore to always cover yourself from head to toe.
The equipment is not only protection in the event of falls or accidents; it’s also a second skin against atmospheric agents, pollution and against objects which may be thrown from the vehicles around us. Even large insects are like stones if they impact at high speeds.
The things I find on my clothing after a bike ride don’t surprise me. I just clean them up, and I don’t worry about it. It’s better than a scar on my body.
I slipped when going around a hairpin bend years ago. After what seemed like an eternity for me, I got straight back up and lifted the bike back up.
I threw my boot away that day, and I had to sew the jacket back up, but my ankle, elbow and right shoulder were unharmed.
Unfortunately, I see many inadequately dressed bikers on my travels, and I get angry because I’m afraid for them. It takes very little to ruin their lives. After spending a lot of money on a bike it’s essential to invest money on your own safety.
Sometimes it’s simple ignorance. If you’re not aware of the danger you also don’t know how to deal with it. That’s why I’ve decided to have this section. I hope it’s of help. I hope you enjoy reading it and thank you for following me!