I just returned from purchasing bikin’ gears.
I bought new gloves, with nice kevlar plates over critical hand bits such as knuckles. Test punched myself in the head while wearing them. It hurt. Required size XXXL. I also purchased a fine Shoei Multitec helmet, which fits well and is a nice weight and feel. Required XXL.
“WHY is his head so BIG? WHYYYY is his HEAD so BIIIGGGGG?”
Tried on my old riding jacket – still doesn’t fit, but it’s a lot closer to fitting than the last time I tried it on. Some kudos there to crazy fad eating-less-getting-more-exercise diet.
I have other leather jackets but they’re all a finer, more delicate leather, and surely wouldn’t deal well with being hit by the planet Earth at speed. I think I’ll have to acquire a new riding jacket that’s more robust. Might require a custom build.
Also, I saw some gloves at the store which had shiny plastic pretend-chrome bits stuck all over them. I thought immediately of kai-loi. I showed the gloves to Annette, and she immediately thought of kai-loi. I’m just sayin’ is all. Don’t mean nothin’ by it. Just sayin’.