Quote Originally Posted by BCKRIDER View Post
Well, sure. But I think I may look at it a little differently than some and would like to hear your opinions.

"Dress for the crash, not for the ride" is something I've read and disagree with. I would say "dress for the ride with crash protection in mind."

I believe the most important thing is that we are comfortable (not wet, cold, or too hot.) Not just because being comfortable is a good thing - though of course it is. Any of the conditions listed distract our attention and physical ability to ride in control. IMHO, staying comfortable, alert, and avoiding crashes is far better than surviving them. Though it is good to have gear which minimizes the injuries when things go wrong.

Probably a dumb post.
Not a dumb post. And I agree with you. Comfort is important. In the hot Texas summers you'll see me riding with a short sleeved shirt and jeans or mesh pants. On cold winter days I'll be ATGATT. That's one of the reason I like riding in Texas winters: ATGATT is not insufferably hot. So, while in the hot summer months I'm never ATGATT, I will always wear, in my own order of importance:
  • Full face helmet
  • Motorcycle specific gloves
  • Motorcycle specific boots