What to wear when riding, Mmm, a very emotive question. Some say that you should wear the maximum protection at all times when riding. Others take a less strict approach. I go from one extreme to the other. When going out for a ride when I know I am going to be pushing the limits I wear full race leathers with gloves and boots to match, however, when riding normally I will wear jeans and a lightweight jacket. When riding to the office I wear business attire. Gasps of shock from some people!
The fact is, it is unfeasible to wear full leathers when riding day to day. They are too hot, they take too much time to put on and walking around like a power ranger is not really on.
Wearing business attire going to work is fine by me. It means I will not have to have a shower as soon as I stop. I arrive at the office and I am ready to go. Now, when I am wearing a suit I dont get my knee down on the bends but I do travel quickly. If I dont use the advantages of the bike I might as well use a car.
I always use good gloves and always have proper footwear. The weather here just does allow the use of fully protective gear all the time. Just my view.