I saw this meme, and it spoke volumes to me about the importance of safety gear. A friend of mine also mentioned that the kook thing to do is to not wear safety gear. I'm not sure why people are against spending the extra few dollars to protect their heads, and cover their elbows; and knees. Think about it. Getting injured is just going to take you off the road longer. And IDK 'bout y'all, but I think safety gear can look pretty dope!