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post #71 of 140 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 09:31 PM
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How is flouro going to prevent you from falling off?

It might prevent you from getting run over but if you hit gravel or overcook a corner, flouro isn't going to prevent you from falling off.

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Once flouro vests for motorcycles are mandated by legislation, I wonder if the powerful cell phone lobbies, who are partly to blame for creating this distraction, will insist that the flouro vests also be fitted with cell phone pockets to further increase sales.
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Once flouro vests for motorcycles are mandated by legislation, I wonder if the powerful cell phone lobbies who were partly succesful at creating this distraction will insist that the flouro vests also be fitted with cell phone pockets to further increase sales.
Don't give them any ideas or they might come out with mandated vests that if they sense you hitting the ground they blow up like those balloons they put around those Mars Landers or those new balloon jackets they have for skiers in case they get caught in an avalanche that auto inflate and cause the skier to float to the top of the snow.
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How is flouro going to prevent you from falling off?

It might prevent you from getting run over but if you hit gravel or overcook a corner, flouro isn't going to prevent you from falling off.


I just love how non-riders reckon we have to blame someone else when we fall off BUT - we have to wear fcuken fluorescent clothing so that THEY can see US and try their level best not to kill us.

Incidentally ALL my serious stacks have been down to my stupidity or unpredictable conditions. I have never blamed a driver for my misfortunes.

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I would voluntarily wear better gear if the manufacturers of that gear would recognize the fact that short, fat, 40-something women ride motorcycles. There are only a few companies that make plus size gear for women, and most of that is either of questionable quality, or custom made and far out of my price range. Helmets, gloves and boots are easy - but just try to find pants or a jacket!

For now I ride in a men's jacket that is too big in the shoulders, too long in the torso and has the sleeves rolled up twice at the cuff. I'm willing to bet that if I ever crashed, the armor would be sliding around anywhere except where I needed it to be.

OK, I'm done ranting at people who can't fix my problem and will try not to disturb the not political banter any more.
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I would voluntarily wear better gear if the manufacturers of that gear would recognize the fact that short, fat, 40-something women ride motorcycles. There are only a few companies that make plus size gear for women, and most of that is either of questionable quality, or custom made and far out of my price range. Helmets, gloves and boots are easy - but just try to find pants or a jacket!

For now I ride in a men's jacket that is too big in the shoulders, too long in the torso and has the sleeves rolled up twice at the cuff. I'm willing to bet that if I ever crashed, the armor would be sliding around anywhere except where I needed it to be.

OK, I'm done ranting at people who can't fix my problem and will try not to disturb the not political banter any more.
I like it when women raise a ruckus on this issue. I wish more would.
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I wish I had the money and knowledge to start my own company, because I KNOW there is an untapped market!
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I wish I had the money and knowledge to start my own company, because I KNOW there is an untapped market!
Agreed. My GF is only 5'1" and skinny as a rail but finding her the proper gear is going to be hard too. Luckily a half hour drive up the hill there is a custom leather shop we are hoping can help out.
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I like it when women raise a ruckus on this issue. I wish more would.
Yeh I second that. Thanks for joining in Sstenner.

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