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What gear do you wear - what work/office clothes you wear underneath and what you keep at work. Any other things you do when you get at work e.g. some riders I know shower when reach work as the employer have the facility there etc. How long does it take for you to change from bike to office mode and vice versa.
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Take off helmet, jacket, pants and boots. Put on office shoes. Work. Reverse when I leave.
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stickyfrog wrote:
Take off helmet, jacket, pants and boots. Put on office shoes. Work. Reverse when I leave.
Pretty much this, except I often don't have to take off the pants. Since I can't find riding pants that fit in length, I am usually just wearing my work pants, maybe with long johns under, and my strap-on armor for my legs. If it's cooler I might go to adding a second pair of heavier tactical pants over it all. If it's really cold, I'll get out the snowmobile overalls and wear those over the armor and work pants.
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stickyfrog wrote:
Take off helmet, jacket, pants and boots. Put on office shoes. Work. Reverse when I leave.
This exactly.
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Most days I work in jeans so it's just my riding jacket and shoes (helmet, gloves are givens). When I wear nice pants or it's cold, I throw on my frogg togg lowers and boots, and carry my dress shoes.

Of course, it rarely gets below freezing, so it's mostly just rain in the winter. No problem.

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mpfrank wrote:
stickyfrog wrote:
Take off helmet, jacket, pants and boots. Put on office shoes. Work. Reverse when I leave.
This exactly.
Yep. What else is there to do?
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Using leather chaps over my dress pants are a no brainer. My winter riding jacket is just used for that, and I switch over to a jacket I keep there. My new routine will now add some SIDI riding boots, to support my broken ankle, and I will change into comfy work shoes. As with others, go back to safety gear for the ride home.
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I have a pair of TourMaster overpants that fit over my work trousers. They match my Venture jacket and riding pants and also zip onto the jacket in back. They are fantastic during the cold months, but a little hot in summer as the ventilation is a bit lacking. Not too bad if you are at speed. I either wear my riding boots or not. Put on/take off is pretty fast, and you don't need a washroom.
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Benelli Boy wrote:
mpfrank wrote:
stickyfrog wrote:
Take off helmet, jacket, pants and boots. Put on office shoes. Work. Reverse when I leave.
This exactly.
Yep. What else is there to do?
Yup. + 1.
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Benelli Boy wrote:
mpfrank wrote:
stickyfrog wrote:
Take off helmet, jacket, pants and boots. Put on office shoes. Work. Reverse when I leave.
This exactly.
Yep. What else is there to do?
Yup. + 1.
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For me, it's armoured scooter jacket, flip-up helmet that I almost always use full-face, and gloves with knuckle protection. I also wear doc martens boots. I know full well that they are not as protective as MC boots, but I figure that they are at least better than normal shoes and they look like normal black leather shoes under work trousers.

I know that the main unprotected area for me is the trousers, and I will start thinking about that for next. Having started with just gloves and an open face helmet, I feel that I am at least making progress...
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Orangezorki wrote:
For me, it's armoured scooter jacket, flip-up helmet that I almost always use full-face, and gloves with knuckle protection. I also wear doc martens boots. I know full well that they are not as protective as MC boots, but I figure that they are at least better than normal shoes and they look like normal black leather shoes under work trousers.

I know that the main unprotected area for me is the trousers, and I will start thinking about that for next. Having started with just gloves and an open face helmet, I feel that I am at least making progress...
I often ride to work in warm weather wearing my dress pants, and these Kevlar liners underneath:
http://www.amazon.com/Draggin-Liners-Size-Large-Motorcycle/dp/B001J1N5E2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1386127318&sr=8-2&keywords=kevlar+pant+liner

Easy to slip off after I arrive at work.
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