I hope this has not been asked before (I mean Doc, have you been asked this before), but after seeing a picture in the gallery showing your boots after the crash......do you think that the Daytona boots saving you from worse injury/damage. I'm not sure this link will work.https://www.crosstourer.com/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=566
I had a nasty spill about 15 years ago where I came off the bike in the corner and landed in a park. On the way from bike to park, my leg hit a fence post and the force of it whiplashed my ankle round with such force that it broke in 3 places. I reckon if I had my Daytonas on that day I would have managed to walk away with a sore leg. It cost me 6 weeks pay (sick pay only).
I try to buy the best I can afford these days (within reason of course), and my clothing (helemts, boots, gloves etc) all come higher on the list of requirements. I've had many a debate with other bikers about buying IE, 79GBP pair of boots, and 250quid on a piece of carbon fibre belly pan, or seat hump etc. I went on a run with a guy not long ago who had bought a new can and rearsets at great expense, but wondered why, when the rain came on, he got soaked to the skin in his 50quid 'waterproof' textile!!!
what's the general thoughts on expense on protective clothes vs. fancy extras.