Video: ATGATT - All The Gear All The TimeI made this video in hopes that another rider will see it and decide to wear all the proper riding gear every time they get on their bike. On July 16, 2013 I was riding a Kymco Like 200i scooter while wearing full riding gear... full face helmet, armored jacket, riding gloves, over the ankle boots and jeans (I have no riding pants). I was about to make a turn and was broadsided by a pickup truck that "didn't see me" and treated his stop sign as a yield sign. I cannot post that portion of the video yet as the insurance company has not settled. It is gnarly, though.
I suffered a broken collar bone, broken shoulder blade, torn shoulder tendons and massive bruising all along the left side of my body. I can't imagine how much worse it would have been without the proper riding gear. This video is of me in the ambulance headed to the trauma ER.
If you ride, please wear all the gear all the time no matter what size bike you ride. I cringe every time I see a rider in shorts, a t-shirt and flip flops.
Our bikes were:
2012 Kymco Like 200i Scooter (Totaled)
2012 Can Am Spyder RT-S SE5 Roadster (Sold)
The helmet cam is a Midland XTC 200 HD. See it here: http://goo.gl/d7E7p
The dash cam in our car is a Mini 0801. See it here: http://goo.gl/RT3eSj
And pardon my typos... I always notice them after the video has rendered and I have deleted the working files.