Thank you to all who are concerned for my safety and comfort while out on my bike. I have taken on board what you have said, and I can now reveal my new attire as approved by the Health and Safety Executive of Great Britain. Each item of clothing has the recommended kite mark seal of approval, and has been fully tested on the Brands Hatch motor racing circuit, by Carlos Checa from Team Althea Ducati. Indeed he had two spills while testing these leathers, and they came through with flying colours, not a mark on them ;o)
First the helmet, it's a full face Nolan with an anti glare visor and fully adjustable chin strap. The leather Fieldsheer jacket was made in England. It is fully padded with zipper adjustments on the sleeves and four zip pockets.
The leather trousers are calf length with zippers for a snug fit around the lower legs. They are fully padded with extra padding on the knees and around the buttocks area, a must for a comfortable ride, and sliding down the road on my bum.
The boots have zippers and three buckles on each. They also have flourescent stripes which makes me visible in the dark from the side. And if I do get knocked off they have steel toecaps so my little toesies will be fine.
Just to finish off the new outfit and to protect my very valuable mitts, I have leather padded gloves with a highly visible white back and red stripes.
I'm sure you will agree that this outfit is perfect for my biking adventures, and in keeping with the philosophy of using up whatever you have first before buying new, I am pleased to say this fits the bill. All these items were already in my wardrobe, they are at least 27 years old.
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