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On Trousers And Safety

Protect yourself and look good at the same time!
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I drive a small motorcycle, much to the annoyance of other road users. Said annoyance often drives my fellow motorists to acts of, if not premeditated violence, then just selfish driving as they find it difficult to deal with my adherance to the 40mph speed limit. Apologies to them.

As a result of such depressingly frequent incidents I am compelled to wear protective apparel for my journeys in case of a situation coming up in which I come a cropper. However, whilst the jacket can be removed after the destination is reached changing one's trousers in public causes more than a raised eyebrow or two so I must continue to wear my less than stylish kevlar trousers.

I propose trousers for the motorcycle user that are comfy cotton lined, tight fitting protective kevlar with a covering of a snazzy pair of jeans, combats, khakis, cords or similar. The thin, outer trousers could be attached by poppers or hooks and could therefor be removed and switched with other coverings so you need only have one pair of kevlars (or leathers if you prefer) to suit all occasions. You could also do this for the jacket, but the trousers are my main concern.

Crashing would, however, cost you the use of your outer trousers and could result in loss of sensation in the pockets.

harderthanjesus, Dec 03 2004

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...would appear to be Widely Baked, you will be pleased to hear. Some appear to cover fully as much leg and off-leg regions as regular pants. [DrCurry, Dec 05 2004, last modified Sep 30 2005]


       I couldn't think of a good name for them.
harderthanjesus, Dec 03 2004

       Protectopants? Camokevlar?
Detly, Dec 03 2004

       One of the reasons I don't ride a bike is the sheer clothes-changingness of it all.
wagster, Dec 03 2004

       I thought this was going to be about alternate Reindeer names.   

       "On Pickle, on Flip Chart! On Trousers and Safety! On Aspirin and Headset and DoorJam and Chafey!"
dbsousa, Dec 03 2004

       On a more serious note, isn't that what chaps are for?
dbsousa, Dec 03 2004

       Yes, what are we for?
FarmerJohn, Dec 03 2004

normzone, Dec 03 2004

       Chaps only cover part of the leg though and give you a rather cowboyesque appearance.
harderthanjesus, Dec 04 2004

       Chaps are, of course, the exact opposite of this idea.
harderthanjesus, Dec 05 2004

       Remind me, what is wrong with the "cowboy-esque" look?
whlanteigne, Sep 26 2005


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