Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Gearing Up

So this past weekend I purchased a pair of mittens at WalMart.  Although I have several nice pairs of gloves, I find that mittens keep my hands warmer.  Instead of separating my fingers into the small compartments of a glove and unduly stressing them to keep warm on their own, they can come together in a mitten and thrive off the heat emanating from each other. 

I wore these mittens when I walked to my Bible study on Monday night, and as I delighted in their ability to protect me from the cold, I couldn't help but think about the protective nature of proper motorcycle gear.  A helmet with visor keeps the bugs from flying into mouth, nose and eyes.  A leather jacket and chaps can protect one from the elements.  A good pair of boots can support the ankle if one ends up off road 1All in all, gear is worth its price, which is in some cases equivalent to a down payment for house.

But before I purchase make a huge dent in my back account, there is another type of gear I've been looking into: books about motorcycles.  I've found two that I'm definitely interested in: Jim Bennett's The Complete Motorcycle Book and Let's Ride: Sonny Barger's Guide to Motorcycling

After I receive them in the mail, I'll keep you updated on what I learn from them.  Until then, make sure to gear up appropriately!
Work Referenced

1, "How do motorcycle-specific boots really protect you?" Adventure Rider. 1 February 2012. <>.
Pictures Borrowed From 1 February 2012. <>.

The Beachside Resident. 1 February 2012. <>.

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