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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-28-2019, 09:04 AM
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definitely no. pants cover legs and those do not

I have a pair of racing leather pants as well as some Joe Rocket overpants. I'm thinking I won't be wearing the leather racing pants on the 1100 unless just for a joke and the overpants I only wear for cold or rain protection. When it's neither of those, I prefer just some jeans.

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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-28-2019, 10:05 PM
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I ride almost always with First Gear over pants and jacket. I do have a mesh jacket for the really hot days but they are few and far between here in the PNW,
On occasion I will run an errand in town with just jeans and mesh jacket but that is rare. I'm not AGATT but am close. I like my life.

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I guess we will have to expand on the summer riding gear for location. For we sweltering gulf coasters and for the cooler northerners.
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^ No

these are riding pants:



This is a good place to point out: the most motorcycle injuries happen to your legs and feet.

Its not clear if this is because the lower parts of your body are most subjected to getting hit, caught under the bike in a slide, or hurt in the fall
or if its because most riders wear a helmet, jacket and gloves, and tend to scrimp on the pants or boots designed for riding a motorcycle (not hiking boots, not steel toad work boots).

I confess, it took me 5 years before I finally got mesh riding pants to completely my gear, now I feel naked riding without them, esp over 60mph.
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Probably about 10 years ago I bought a pair of DragonJeans (not sure of the spelling). Heavy Kevlar in strategic places. But...………… to be truthful, I'd have to lose 30 pounds (or more) to even try to get into them again.

So I wear regular jeans and some chaps. The chaps do a great job of keeping the wind chill factor in check and the bugs off. I'll never ride again without them.

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So I wear regular jeans and some chaps. The chaps do a great job of keeping the wind chill factor in check and the bugs off. I'll never ride again without them.
But like Lesblank stated. Summer riding, here on the gulf coast, wearing leathers, one would get parboiled. So we have to find alternatives that breath a bit more.
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Probably about 10 years ago I bought a pair of DragonJeans (not sure of the spelling). Heavy Kevlar in strategic places. But...………… to be truthful, I'd have to lose 30 pounds (or more) to even try to get into them again.
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... I'd have to lose 30 pounds (or more) ....
several years ago my doctor surprised me when he said I could lose 20 to 25 lbs.

A few days later I picked up a 24 lb box of cat litter at the store and carried it out to my car. Then it dawned on me, Im carrying around this much weigh all the time?! and I could just "put it down" ?

That was my inspiration, never looked back.

BTW, a recumbent or crank-forward bicycle is a great way to get exercise - low impact on your body, and way better than running because you create your own breeze...

and you can coast downhill :^)
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I never wore anything other than leather jacket (and now mesh), boots, gloves, and of course a helmet. But I saw pair of barely worn chaps for sale on Kijiji (Canadian version of CL) so I bought them. Wore them on a four hour highway cruise the other day and they really cut down on the wind. I like them a lot but in the heat of summer I could see them being quite uncomfortable. I'll have to look into some riding jeans, but unfortunately they cost twice as much this side of the border (like most things).

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NorthernRider, this is twice recently the Canadian price has shocked me. I've bought two different Kevlar jeans from amazon the past few years. Both brands have held up well with multiple washings. I really like both. The One More Day fit me the best. Did a quick price check on US site and then Canadian site. US price is first screenshot and Canadian second of each brand. Price difference was major. I would recommend either ones.








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