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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-26-2015, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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I attempt to wear good sturdy footwear in case I need to use them on the hard road and occasionally slippery surfaces. I also want my feet to be in the right place in case I need to quickly brake or shift. I have not highway pegs.

I am always concerned that in case I go down, my hands will get torn up so in summer, I'm wearing fingerless gloves. I can't stand to have nekkid hands. The pads in the gloves also help with comfort on the grips and prevent slippage.

I want my rear end to be in the right place as much as possible because squirming and trying to fix myself constantly takes the fun away. Recently I've been trying various back support positions with my mustang seat due to numbness/tingling in my hands caused by a bulging disc. Ah! This seat makes all the difference in the world as far as the amount of time I can stay in the saddle.

I don't know about you guys but I keep my billfold/wallet in my back right pocket and sometimes it can get in the way seeing as it contains a large amount of 100 dollar bills. ha!

All of this is very important to me because I take my riding, my safety, and my comfort seriously. This is my thang! This is what I do and how I choose to spend my free time. I may not remember each road or each feeling at the time but I WILL remember a bad riding experience and I can tell ya... that has been a rare thing. I look forward to it. I get excited about it. So, I make an effort to make each ride count.
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I always keep my wallet in my front pocket .....

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Whenever I got my saddle customized, the guy said, Take that wallet out your back pocket and never put it back there--I'm making this seat for your butt not your wallet.
When I went to a chiropractor, he said take that wallet out of your back pocket, that's why your back is hurting you and screwing up your pelvis.
When I had back surgery, I was told to avoid putting a wallet in my back pocket unless I want more of that stuff.
When riding, I place my wallet in one jacket pocket and my cell phone in another. In the event of a get off, they are with me and not in the bike that might be far away in a ravine. My mother told me to think of what might happen.

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Everything you list is important...Some further thoughts are,,,,Sturdy footwear is definitely important, but steel toes boots will wear through at the edge of the steel tip on the left side where the shifter is. Gloves are good at all times. I use a set of vented gloves that have little bits of plastic armor at the knuckles. As far as the wallet goes, keeping it in the back pocket messes with my back, the front pocket is just plain uncomfortable. I usually wear my Joe Rocket jacket, so the wallet and cell phone go in the jacket pockets. If I don't wear a jacket, I will wear a vest and put the wallet and phone in the inside pocket. Comfort is everything!

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I always wear Rossi motorcyle boots, except if I'm working and need to ride somewhere and then its my Steelblue. Steeltoes with ample ankle protection. Yeah laces are a nono risking a hangup on a peg but I tuck em away out of harm.
Gloves are a pair of cheap riggers gloves, yeah theyre yellow or cream but I'm not in the fashion stakes and theyre hi-vis for handsignals I sometimes back up my indicators with.
Im of the belief that a hand signal is sometimes needed as well as eye contact if Im in a risky situation.
Got thick gauntlets to for when its cold but I hate the isolation from the controls and hitting the horn instead of indicators/flashers/blinkers
Wallet, phone, reading glasses, keys, and small change all go
In my inside vest pockets in my custom made leather vest that I always wear.
Since last years back injury Ive also added a Grasshopper backrest which is removable when there's a female to lean against. And an Airhawk R air seat cushion, plus the Progressive rear shock.
Pretty much got it all covered.

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I love reading these posts by riders interested in self preservation. Good work guys.

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I wear a pair of Broulet slip on motorcycle/trucker boots... They are comfortable to walk in and have great non slip soles. My boots cover my calves and protect them from getting hot or burnt. I always wear a pair of gloves... If it's really hot they are fingerless, if it's cooler I wear black deerskin fitted roper gloves. I never ever put a wallet in my back pocket. I carry a very small wallet and it always goes in my front pocket. My wallet contains 2 fuel cards, drivers license, bank card and visa. I have room to throw a few business cards in it as well. My ass is protected by a custom seat with gel inserts!
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Wait, so you guys are saying I need to add a little something to my flip-flops and tuxedo speedo riding attire that I normally sport?

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At least wear sun glasses and a Tank Top for protection.

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I stopped carrying a wallet or billfold years ago. Found the Steinhausen money clip and realized that's all I need. It has room for 5 cards (ID, 2 debit, 1 CC, Insurance Card, and I can get my CCW in it) and you can pack quite a few bucks into it. It fits nicely in my front pocket, no bulge.



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