Sep 20, 2012 11:29 - writerscy | 1,512 views
I really never knew that my motorcycle could ride as fast as a train like it did during my motorcycle tour in California. I was speeding like an unrestricted superstar above the road laws and loving life, but this trip took a turn for the worst, literally! I nearly buried myself 6 feet under when I turned over and slipped on a rock. That was a horribly traumatic experience, but I’ve learned from that incident how important my gear is to my life as a rider.
At that time, my life was saved because I was fully-geared like a soldier who was about to enter into battle. I had my quality helmet, jacket, pants, gloves, boots, and sunglass that made me feel so safe and confident even at an extraordinary speed faster than I have ever rode before. As you may probably know, motorcycle gear has a two-fold purpose: (1) For safety and (2) For a “macho” look. The second may sound funny, but I had some young girls glance at me on the the highway because of the awesome appeal of my outfit. Isn’t that a great reason to wear all your gear every time you ride your motorcycle anywhere?
You can imagine how exciting a trip could be without any worry that you might be put into a dangerous situation when your life is already at stake, such as what had happened to me. Have you already had your gear checked for your next adventure? If not, you should do it as soon as possible, otherwise you may be in danger of having a fatal accident. If you are on the market for purchasing new gear it is important to know what kind of riding gear you should have for your full protection. It seems useless to have sub-standard gear that cannot even protect your hair and nails if such a catastrophe shocks you along the way.
In choosing any riding gear, you should always bear in mind that quality is much more important than cost. It is a common mistake to purchase lower cost gear to save money, but saving your life is worth every penny. You should prepare a sufficient budget and broad knowledge of the styles and brands you plan to buy before going for a ride. Be sure that all the gear you intend to acquire is approved by the concerned state agency or authority and avoid being victimized by low quality gear. Be patient in going through the process of selection because it pays a lot to ensure your safety.
I have been in this situation before when buying new gear, but because I’m a “true-blooded rider” I like to be alert and wise in any purchasing decision and I never resist being meticulous in inspecting all my gear. In the past I thought that riding gear was nothing but an accessory for a rider until the accident I had in California. If it wasn’t for my durable helmet that protected my head, my leather jacket that covered my body, my nylon pants that safeguarded my legs from bruises, my leather gloves that protected my hands from getting injured, my strong boots that defended my feet and bones from getting broken, and my sunglass that secured the safety of my eyes from any injury which could have caused me to be blinded I might not be writing this article today.
Ultimately, I was thankful and blessed that I was given another chance at life because my racing gear helped me to overcome my possible death. Since I came out alive I am able to say it was a great ride with a great lesson that I will always remember which taught me to care more about my bike, my motorcycle gear, and my life!
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