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DLHamblin    7

My son and I really liked the fit of the AGV Sport leathers at our VIR 2 Day last week, and especially the student price offer.

 

Question, how many of you wear 1 piece suits while sport riding on street? Might get a few strange looks but my opinion is safety trumps others opinions.

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rchase    5

I pretty frequently wear a 1pc suit when going out for a street ride. You get the occasional oddball question when you are in a store but generally beyond that people for the most part don't even notice you.

 

I wear a 1pc most of the time on the street with the exception of going to work or going out to eat somewhere nice. I do however know some people who wear a 1pc suit to work and then change in the bathroom into regular clothes and then change back into their suit to go home. :)

 

One other thing. I find that color choice does affect how much you can blend into the woodwork. Darker suits tend to blend in really well while brightly colored ones don't.

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DLHamblin    7

Darker suits tend to blend in really well while brightly colored ones don't.

The one I am looking at is AGV Sport Phantom in white with black trim.

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rchase    5

Not too wild looking. I have a bright blue suit that I have worn on the street. Strange looks aside I would rather be protected. :)

 

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DLHamblin    7

I see bike 26, one I rode! :D

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rchase    5

Very cool. Out of all the possible "rented" vehicles you can get CSS fleet bikes are the fastest and most fun. :)

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DLHamblin    7

Got my AGV Sport leathers using the Promo offered at the school, fit me well (which I rarely can say) and am very pleased. So if you attend a class and are looking for leathers give them a look. Podium, same as students wear at school.

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Kevin Kane    0

Dave;

Totally unrelated question and maybe something you have already commented on but I ask anyway. Can you see up the track when you're tucked in with glasses on?

Kevin

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DLHamblin    7

Dave;

Totally unrelated question and maybe something you have already commented on but I ask anyway. Can you see up the track when you're tucked in with glasses on?

Kevin

Its difficult!!! I brought this up at my CSS at VIR. I believe it was coach Kyle, during the lean bike session, said he could see my issue. He helped me put some helmet foam in to raise the helmet a bit (which I have now done to my helmet) which helped, and I also use some silicone pads on eye pieces so glasses do not slide when I start to sweat.

 

Its better but still is an issue. I am past the point of being able to wear contacts as I did when I was younger due to astigmatic condition and bi-focals.

 

So I often get some neck pain as I am compensating by holding my head higher (pulled back).

 

Would be open to others experiences with this.

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Kevin Kane    0

Dave;

I had great difficulty with contacts as well but for track riding I couldn't figure out an alternative. I could get corrected lenses for a scuba dive mask but nothing for a bike. Also, even when I wore contacts I had to close the chin vent because the airflow over my face dried them out. I apologize for hijacking your 1 pc/ 2 pc thread but your glasses in your photo reminded me of my prior dilemma.

Kevin

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DLHamblin    7

Dave;

I had great difficulty with contacts as well but for track riding I couldn't figure out an alternative. I could get corrected lenses for a scuba dive mask but nothing for a bike. Also, even when I wore contacts I had to close the chin vent because the airflow over my face dried them out. I apologize for hijacking your 1 pc/ 2 pc thread but your glasses in your photo reminded me of my prior dilemma.

Kevin

When I was younger I don't recall this issue (while I continued riding off rode I took a number of years off from street/sport riding). Not sure if the newer bikes riding position is changed or I am just older :wacko: but I notice it a lot more now.

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khp    2

I'm swearing by my contacts when I'm riding - even just on the road. I tried my glasses recently on the road and it was enough of a nuisance that I know it's way out of the question when riding on the track for me.

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Kevin Kane    0

I'm swearing by my contacts when I'm riding - even just on the road. I tried my glasses recently on the road and it was enough of a nuisance that I know it's way out of the question when riding on the track for m

Kai;

After my first School (also my first time on a track) I couldn't do it either. My close vision is fine but my distance vision needs correction and in a tuck, I was looking over top of the glasses. Not being able to look through my glasses was nerve wracking.

 

Kevin

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DLHamblin    7

 

I'm swearing by my contacts when I'm riding - even just on the road. I tried my glasses recently on the road and it was enough of a nuisance that I know it's way out of the question when riding on the track for m

Kai;

After my first School (also my first time on a track) I couldn't do it either. My close vision is fine but my distance vision needs correction and in a tuck, I was looking over top of the glasses. Not being able to look through my glasses was nerve wracking.

 

Kevin

 

Exactly!!!! But in my case, I was told contacts are no longer an option due to my astigmatism and bifocal needs. I have adjusted as best I can.

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Darker suits tend to blend in really well while brightly colored ones don't.

The one I am looking at is AGV Sport Phantom in white with black trim.

 

 

Just ordered the Phantom..waiting for it. One step down from the Astra so should be well worth it. I too wore the AGV rental suit and found it to be quite comfy with good looks.

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Jaybird180    30

Wife needs a suit.  How do I go about ordering one using the school promo?

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Cobie Fair    13

We might need to get Lara on this, I'll bet she has researched the different girl-friendly suits.  Not everyone makes a good girl suit...

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