Amazing Tricky, I've seen references here to your lack of humour as well, recently. Maybe you left it on Mars?
I would and do, however, wear full kit when I'm out and about or attempting to ride fast - the rest of the time I'll take my chances thankyouverymuch.
You're looking at 0.2 - 0.5 seconds to hole denim jeans, compared to 18 seconds for two layers of 1.3mm leather, for the same speed (Source).Get your denim-clad leg trapped under your bike in a slide and it's toast. That's even more true if you're pinned to the deck by a hot exhaust pipe.
I would have stopped to ask the bloke with the ZX6 who was underneath a tipper truck on Chelsea Bridge this morning about his preference for protective clothing were it not for the fact that he was already dead.All a bit fucking academic really isn't it?
To him it is, but not to anyone who's hoping to survive such an incident.My ex's dad went under a truck on a bike whilst wearing denims, he actually died from blood loss. The coroner concluded he would most probably have lived if he'd been wearing good quality leathers which could have prevented his legs from getting mangled as they reversed the truck off him.
My ex's dad went under a truck on a bike whilst wearing denims, he actually died from blood loss. The coroner concluded he would most probably have lived if he'd been wearing good quality leathers which could have prevented his legs from getting mangled as they reversed the truck off him.
With respect Silent, if someone goes 'under a truck', they'd be lucky to survive whatever they're wearing.
Dodgy Geezer wrote
FWIW, I shall be leaving the house in about 45 minutes to go elsewhere and won't be putting leathers on
Well it happened to me at around 30mph, my leg was pinned for the duration of the slide I've also got two female friends who were both trapped under their bikes in denim jeans and required skin grafts to their legs.
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