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    I spent literally 8 hours in the saddle this last Saturday helping marshal a 1400 rider bicycle fun ride on the rural roads through the vineyards around Santa Rosa, CA.

    I started with mesh jacket with thick cotton work pants, boots and gloves wearing an Osprey hydration pack with mesh stand off and a reflective neon vest over it all. My first layer was a thin Patagonia long sleeve sun shirt with a hood.

    I spent most of the day averaging below 40 MPH, towards the end some few minute blocks at 45-55 when covering ground between clumps of riders. Put 200 miles on a K1200GT which had an annoying cam gear whine (not mine).

    The mesh jacket came off at 85F and then it went to 95F. I value comfort and alertness over being oppressively hot. I drank over 3.0 liters of fluid over the day.

    I think a lot depends on what you are doing. If I am working on a bike and need to test ride or heat up oils, I will ride around the rural roads where I live with just pants and the mesh jacket or even just a shirt it its hot. I wear gloves and helmet all the time of course. If its 100F and I need to run some errands I might take the bike with a short sleeve shirt. 35-50 MPH max and one traffic light between my home and Safeway. Commuting to the office, all the gear except I tend to let weather determine my lower half. Generally until winter when it gets cold and I wear my full suit, I will wear only thick cotton work pants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisinsc View Post
    I spent literally 8 hours in the saddle this last Saturday helping marshal a 1400 rider bicycle fun ride on the rural roads through the vineyards around Santa Rosa, CA.

    I started with mesh jacket with thick cotton work pants, boots and gloves wearing an Osprey hydration pack with mesh stand off and a reflective neon vest over it all. My first layer was a thin Patagonia long sleeve sun shirt with a hood.

    I spent most of the day averaging below 40 MPH, towards the end some few minute blocks at 45-55 when covering ground between clumps of riders. Put 200 miles on a K1200GT which had an annoying cam gear whine (not mine).

    The mesh jacket came off at 85F and then it went to 95F. I value comfort and alertness over being oppressively hot. I drank over 3.0 liters of fluid over the day.

    I think a lot depends on what you are doing. If I am working on a bike and need to test ride or heat up oils, I will ride around the rural roads where I live with just pants and the mesh jacket or even just a shirt it its hot. I wear gloves and helmet all the time of course. If its 100F and I need to run some errands I might take the bike with a short sleeve shirt. 35-50 MPH max and one traffic light between my home and Safeway. Commuting to the office, all the gear except I tend to let weather determine my lower half. Generally until winter when it gets cold and I wear my full suit, I will wear only thick cotton work pants.
    A lot of people say they don't where gear when close to come or under a certain speed. Most accidents happen close to home and a lot of motorcycle deaths ( I would say most, without looking up stats) happen on city streets below 45 mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscs View Post
    A lot of people say they don't where gear when close to come or under a certain speed. Most accidents happen close to home and a lot of motorcycle deaths ( I would say most, without looking up stats) happen on city streets below 45 mph.

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    Last time I saw the statistics for Montana the most common type of fatal motorcycle accident was running off the road due to excessive speed and/or loss of control. A very large percentage involved alcohol consumption. It also appeared from the statistics that if a rider has a motorcycle endorsement, wears a helmet and does not drink while riding, then that rider becomes immortal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Last time I saw the statistics for Montana the most common type of fatal motorcycle accident was running off the road due to excessive speed and/or loss of control. A very large percentage involved alcohol consumption.
    A friend and I were out riding this past weekend and while going through one of our small towns it appeared there was a poker run or something similar going on. I would estimate it at 150+ bikes, which is pretty huge for this area.

    We drove north from town and stopped at an overlook on a beautiful lake (Lake Tschida), and after a period of time we could hear the HD thunder coming from the south. As the first few bikes rolled by, I watched them less than 1/2 mile away negotiating a right hand uphill curve, which was marked with double yellow. I was shocked at how many of the bikes went over the line, sometimes several feet over the line. Sometimes a bike with a passenger. Everybody can draw their own conclusions, but I would have to believe that alcohol consumption was the likely reason.

    We thought most of them had likely gone by so we took off northbound also, and while cruising at a decent 3-4 mph over the posted 65 (we're badass), we had a couple hogs fly by us like we were crawling along.

    Poker runs and memorial rides seem to be a big thing, but I for one will never partake. Black leather and an occasional helmet were the gear for the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    A friend and I were out riding this past weekend and while going through one of our small towns it appeared there was a poker run or something similar going on. I would estimate it at 150+ bikes, which is pretty huge for this area.

    Saturday was September 11. There were lots of memorial rides.
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    I just went through Zoom call hell, standing in the parking lot of Eurosport Asheville (BMW & KTM dealer) for two hours. I saw at least 20 riders come and go. Most on GSís a couple of RTís. All of them were fully geared up, at least 3/4ís wearing Klim jackets. Not a single squid. All the BMW riders lived up to the stereotype of fully geared up, though I was the only one with an Aerostich jacket.
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    My own observations, lots of BMW riders wear full gear but I've come across K1600 and RT riders with novelty helmets, T-shirts and shorts.
    Do those guys have lower IQs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by patm View Post
    My own observations, lots of BMW riders wear full gear but I've come across K1600 and RT riders with novelty helmets, T-shirts and shorts.
    Do those guys have lower IQs?
    That would be the inference
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    Isn't it so much fun to ridicule people we think are inferior? Hell, it's America, let those who want to sand off their skin and break open their heads do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    There is virtually zero empirical evidence to support that position.

    In fact, I would say that my estimation of the average intelligence of the human race has been severely downgraded over the last two years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GREGFEELER View Post
    In fact, I would say that my estimation of the average intelligence of the human race has been severely downgraded over the last two years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GREGFEELER View Post
    In fact, I would say that my estimation of the average intelligence of the human race has been severely downgraded over the last two years.
    I totally agree! The amount of stupid is overwhelming on all fronts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDERR1150GSADV View Post
    I totally agree! The amount of stupid is overwhelming on all fronts...
    The situation reminds me of the old joke: "What is the difference between genius and stupidity? There's a limit to genius."
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