There are many reasons to ride a motorcycle in the state of Kentucky. With our beautiful Bluegrass and winding roads, it is easy to get lost in the beauty of our surroundings. However, the risk of getting into a motorcycle accident is very real. For this reason, you need to make sure that you and your loved ones are appropriately outfitted for the ride. In fact, according to the Motorcycle Legal Foundation, the acronym you should follow while getting suited up for riding a motorcycle is ATTGATT, or All the Gear, All the Time.
The first and arguably the most important piece of gear is the helmet. There are many different sizes, colors, and cuts of motorcycle helmets. The most important factor is that the helmet you choose should be DOT-approved and on your head at all times.
The next main piece of motorcycle gear is the jacket. Even if it is hot outside, it is important to wear a jacket for protection. There are many different choices available for motorcycle jackets as well, including classic leather and many different types of synthetic. If you only ride when it is very hot out, mesh jackets are available to offer you protection but not warmth.
Having appropriate footwear is also important as well. There are many different types of motorcycle specific boots out on the market, and if you are a frequent Rider they are a good thing to invest in. However, work boots can also serve this function. Never wear sneakers or sandals, as these will not protect your ankle bones in the event of a fall. Remember that any passengers on your motorcycle need to be properly outfitted as well.