Saturday, April 10, 2010

Another justification for good gear.

We all know that top notch gear like the Aerostich Roadcrafter, a top of the line full face helmet, and such are valuable investments. Increased weather protection makes if more comfortable, and thus safer, when riding. Maximum protection is provided ( God forbid! ) when....... Not to mention that we look stylish and good! I know I get much better looking in a full face helmet, for example.

I know price is an issue. It can be a struggle to get the wallet to open a bit wider. There might be an issue with getting a Significant Other on board with the purchase decision. Sometimes we need just a little bit more of a reason to buy other than what I mentioned in the first paragraph. So, in the interest of helping out in that regard, I offer the following.

Multi-tasker. That's right. Value for the money. More than one usage that helps justify a purchase. That little bit of extra ammunition to seal the deal.

Thinking outside the box, I offer another use for top of the line riding gear.

I sincerely hope this helps.

Miles and smiles,

Dan

14 comments:

cpa3485 said...

LOL. Ready to battle the forces of evil!

bluekat said...

Two things:
You might want to add nose plugs to the gear, and...
Close that shield before someone goes off like a fountain!

to think, back in the day we all did this without any safety gear whatsoever...we're lucky we survived!

Gary France said...

Be careful Dan. Too much multi-tasking of gear might backfire. You might come home to find your significant other has used your riding boots as a vase.

Steve Williams said...

Your technique reflects a major error. The face shield MUST be down!

Charlie6 said...

Irondad

a. you probably frightened the poor kid.

b. As the others have opined, that visor being up is going to be no help once the boy lets loose of the waterworks!

Geoff James said...

"It can be a struggle to get the wallet to open a bit wider. There might be an issue with getting a Significant Other on board with the purchase decision". Hahaha - I love it!!!

There's always a quid pro quo with our loved ones. Sometimes when I'm feeling extra brave, I work on the principle that it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. Normally suffer for a few days after that approach :-)

Bryce said...

Lots of piss and vinegar flying around. Mind any excuse to get grandpa and the new grandchild involved in photography.
Sneaky!

bobskoot said...

Iron-gran-DAD:

My keyboard is shaking so much from my chuckling that I can't contain myself . . .

bob
bobskoot: wet coast scootin

Mike said...

Very well done, Dan!

Bucky said...

You are gonna scare the poor child wearing all that getup.

Rick said...

Very funny - get a video and send it to AFV. It should play.

Derek said...

Well played, ol'chap! Well played, indeed.

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Sir:

I find it is easier to purchase the gear first, then to put it on, before explaining to the gentle Haus Frau how much it cost — and that my protection is actually her Valentine's Day Gift. I have since tested 3 helmets this way.

Fondest regards,
Jack • reep • Toad
Twisted Roads

Chuck Pefley said...

So, you're advising more grandchildren? Interesting sales technique! LOL!!