Why You Need Good Gear
The allure of traveling off the beaten path to locations few people have ever seen is inspirational to say the least. After logging thousands of miles and meeting riders from all walks of life, we feel obliged to encourage riders to climb aboard and experience the adventure motorcycling first hand.
Even around town you’ll be hitting 50 mph or more and, on the highway, you may find yourself exceeding 85 mph. Your skin, bones and organs were not designed to withstand impacts at those speeds.
Heading to Chop Day at Suck Bang Blow during Myrtle Beach Bike Week
Then there’s the question of abrasion. As a general rule of thumb, figuring the average road surface, you can expect to lose one millimeter of flesh for every mile-an-hour you’re going over 30 when you crash. If you crash at 70 mph you can lose an inch and a half? We’re talking serious, life threatening injuries from abrasion alone.
Then there’s the weather. What if it’s kinda cold out? Even at, say, a 50 degrees, windchill at 55 mph is going to make it feel like it’s 25 degrees out. So from the kind of temperature in which you need a light sweater, to the kind of cold where you want long undies and a down jacket. Getting wet would compound that much further.
Gear can even help when it’s hot by better allowing your body’s natural evaporate cooling effect to take place. Under constant wind blast, the sweat is blown off your skin too quickly for it to have a cooling effect. Put on a jacket, helmet, boots, gloves and pants, however, and your body is free to cool itself as designed.
|Boots||Sturdy, over the ankle||
|Shirts||Long Sleeve Shirt||
|Jackets / Outerwear||For the season|