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This is a video created by an (amazing) friend of mine. She's a pilot, adventurer, entrepreneur. She's fearless: she's climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, learned scuba diving, ferried single-engine airplanes across the ocean to Australia, and more.

She decided she wanted to try motorcycles, and of course not doing anything halfway, she figured the best way to do so was to go to Sturgis. I thought some people might enjoy her view of Sturgis from the eyes of a female newcomer to motorcycles:



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I'm writing this from a European point of view, so things might be different in the States, especially traffic-wise. But even then...
I saw a lot of people in the video driving without proper protective clothing. Sooner or later, they're gonna loose their skin or even their lives because of that. Dumb if you ask me.
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Roebie wrote: Fri Sep 01, 2023 9:50 am I'm writing this from a European point of view, so things might be different in the States, especially traffic-wise. But even then...
I saw a lot of people in the video driving without proper protective clothing. Sooner or later, they're gonna loose their skin or even their lives because of that. Dumb if you ask me.
There's a fairly small percentage of people that are on this forum here in North America that would probably agree with that assessment.

Many of those that do NOT subscribe to 'ATGATT' (All The Gear All The Time) do tend to congregate there in South Dakota in the early part of August.

Protective clothing is like helmet laws in roughly half our states - completely optional.
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I should clarify something...
kwthom wrote: Fri Sep 01, 2023 12:54 pm Protective clothing is like helmet laws in roughly half our states - completely optional.
Protective clothing is completely optional in every state.

Protective eyewear is optional unless you have a windscreen of a certain height.

Protective headwear is optional for those of age in roughly half of our states.

More laws/regulations summarized here: https://bikershades.com/motorcycle-eyewear-laws/

It's up to the rider to be cognizant of each states' laws as they travel from state to state.


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