You learn from what's killing you.

March 11, 2010

ICON MOTO

Don't JUST look at the pix! READ ON!!!
So, last week I got a package in the mail from Icon Motorsports.
I now have a brand new Variant motorcycle helmet, jacket and gloves!
But it looks like Randy stole it for a few.

Sweet ass stuff!

She didnt want to give it back...

But it prompted me to think, besides the fact that a beautiful girl is wearing JUST the helmet, gloves and jacket, ok well, she took the jacket off, but why am I so stoked with it?

For years and years there has been the huge debate over helmet laws, "We don't want to wear them!" the bikers yelled. Personally I agree, not with the fast that I have to wear one being in california, but with the fact that the government already has too much control over all our lives. If someone doesnt want to wear one, fuck it, they shouldn't have to. Period.

But for me, I will always wear one, ALWAYS, and it will always be a full face, I dont care how fuckin hot it is, thats a fact of my life. I tend to ride faster than I should on a daily basis in one of the most dangerous citys in the USA, that is just a fact of life. A while back one of my best friends Denver Dan went down on his sporty, at 70 MPH, know what hit the ground first??? the chin of his helmet. If it wasn't there he might not be talking right now. Everyone who says they they are only for racers, hasn't really thought it through. If you go down on a track, be it dirt bike or road race, you might end up hitting a hay bale or another rider, but generally the crashes aren't fatal. You ride on the street you have too many other assholes in cars tryin to kill you. How is that safer than the racetrack??? IT"S NOT!!! So for me I will always wear one, but you do whatever makes you happy, it's your life, not mine, to live as you want.

With that said, this Variant helmet fuckin rocks!!!! A little wind noise is ok but howling isn't and this one is quiet. It has the killer cheek pad system that is washable and has 6 different adjustable vents. It also has more visibility than any helmet I have EVER worn. That in itself makes the helmet worth it. Bad ass I fuckin love it! thank you Icon for makin such a killer helmet.

Now to the jacket and gloves.
First off, I cant ride with out gloves either, it just freaks me out to ride without em! These Icon Sub Stealth gloves rule!
Ok, I am not good with change, in case you hadn't noticed. I have been a normal leather jacket guy since I started riding. I have seen all the new fangled jackets and clothes out there and always was like, "Whatever, my leather is fine."
Until I wore this jacket, it's the standard Icon rain jacket. WOW, this jacket is amazing, it weighs nothing and NO AIR GETS THROUGH IT AT ALL! Now with this said, I am a total pussy about the cold, I HATE being cold, hate it, hate it, hate it. The day the jacket showed up was in a break of the rain, I put it on and rode to the gas station, damn this fucker is warm! WOW
But then I took my sweat shirt off and rode to Lowe's to get some wood glue, (I was making a few new patterns) with just a tshirt and the jacket on over it, (yes, with pants etc, shut up.) I wasn't cold AT ALL!!! Amazing, and with it being fully adjustable it really fuckin works. My hats off to Icon you made my day, week etc!
So, now Im fully sold on the "New fangled riding gear" thanx to them! Try the stuff out, you won't be disappointed!

THANK YOU ICON!!! For EVERYTHING!
and check out
http://iconmotosports.blogspot.com/

6 comments:

LUCIFER said...

Cool, Funny, Free?! AND... a Naked Girl?! Forget about it

STANDARD said...

OK
HOW THE HELL CAN YOU HAVE A WRITE UP THAT FUCKING LONG WITH A GAL THAT HOT...
DUDE I LIKE TO READ! AND I THANK YOU FOR HER...BUT! I CANT GET PAST HER ! TO READ YOUR INSIGHT!...

MAN SHE'S A LOOKER!

Jason said...

she looks like a naked storm trooper!

Howard Kelly said...

glad you like the right gear--i have always worn the right gear when i ride...hot or cold...saved my ass a few times
be safe dude

Two Shoes said...

Nice! I have been trying to find an dual sport/ motard style helmet for cheap. But after reading about this being "built for the street" I might go for the Icon to avoid all the neck snapping buffeting that comes with dirt style helmets.

thaichopper said...

Yeah bro...years ago i used to ride with an old full face that i just threw everywhere ... well one day i treated myself to a new arai... n about a month later had a old woman wander onto my side of the road in her car n wipe me out... thank fuck i,d paid up for a good helmet...after this crash the back of the helmet was like the shell of a boiled egg all cracked n fucked...but my head was ok... well people beg to differ on that...oh yes chicks hot too..!!!