Today I got a compliment that I don’t receive very often. I pulled up to the drive through of a fast food place. After wiggling out of my gauntlet gloves to get at my wallet the window attendant gave me kudos for being a sportbike rider who actually wears gear. “Wow, you are a genius compared to the rest of the sportbike riders I see around here who ride only with a t-shirt, shorts and sandles,” he said. As the flowers bloom so do the squids. A rider with full gear is a rare sight.
My favorite squid is the one who rides with their helmet strapped to the back. So, now there is no doubt that they couldn’t afford a helmet, there it is. This proves that they wear a helmet purely for comfort. In the morning it might have been a little cold, but in the afternoon it starts warming up and so the helmet is too hot for them. This is typically combined with fingerless gloves
My favorite line to use when asked, “Why are you wearing all that?”
“I’d rather sweat than bleed.”