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 1. All 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.