rags,i still believe its true.both of those authors are entitled to their views as am i,and yes they make some interesting points. first if your not gonna wear the gear,don't ride, it only takes a min to do a pretrip on a bike,so do it,always ride with your headlight and tail light on and always watch out for everyone else because there not watching out for you. as far as your presence is concerned,saying that relying on your loud pipes soley to protect yourself is stupid,i agree with that. if one single car stops, coming out of a blind driveway or street for just one extra second to check because he hears a bike or a siren,then that could be a life saved and in my eyes,the d$ds just paid for themselves.
silver,the fasted colour