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post #1 of 4 Old Sep 7th, 2008, 8:54 pm Thread Starter
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Safety Gear Survey Results To Date

I recently posted an informal survey of what we LT riders are wearing for gear: gloves, boots, jacket, pants and helmet. One member pointed out that I should have included reflective vests. I agree, but oh well, next time. Here are the results as of posting #83.

There have been 77 responses (plus 6 commentary). Four responders also included their SO habits. Of these, all but one SO wore everything except safety pants. Six of the 77 responses, replied that they wear everything except pants approximately 50/50. Of the remaining 71 responses, the results are:

Gloves: 68/71 = 96%
Boots: 69/71 = 97%
Jacket: 68/71= 96%
Pants: 52/71 = 73%
Helmet: 70/71 = 99%

So most of us are following ATGATT. Pants have the lowest compliance (I am guilty!) and it would seem to me that this is most likely a “convenience” issue. Maybe this is a marketing opportunity for someone who wants to design pants that are easy to use!

I will post an update here if the number change much. If you would still like to contribute to the survey, please do. You can find the link here.

Thanks for everyone’s contribution and ride safe!

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post #2 of 4 Old Sep 8th, 2008, 11:48 am
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Re: Safety Gear Survey Results To Date

Good stuff!!!

I'd be curious to see what percentage of responders ride ATGATT 100%?

What % of responders ride ATGATT minus Pants?
What % of responders ride ATGATT minus Jacket? etc...
I counted 32 possible combinations - from no gear to ATGATT (all the math geniuses out there, please correct me if I'm wrong!)

I think anyone that rides with a particular article 50% of the time or more should count as full; less than 50% counts as zero.

The key word here is responders; there are way too many riders out there who will not respond to this thread for this to be an accurate analysis. Regardless, the results would be interesting to see.



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In my personal opinion, I don't have the physique or equipment below the navel to ride without pants.

Do you mean ATGATT with or without chaps/riding pants?

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Re: Safety Gear Survey Results To Date

Here are the results of our informal Safety Gear Survey to date.
Thanks for everyone's responses.
It is a real eye opener to see just how many of us follow ATGATT.
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