That's completely true. I think that more often people decide not to wear gear because its hot and/or they think that it doesn't look cool. Although proper gear is pretty expensive too.If you can't afford gear you can't afford a bike IMO.
@Lokis Tyro I just hope newb reading stuff like this learn from the experience of others, hopeTaking a salt bath just wouldn't cut it.. Seeing this reminds me of the skin removed from my ass while bicyling when I was younger. Turns out you slide longer going downhill. Youch!!!! lol Ahh the memories. A few years later I burned my leg pretty bad on a CB125S. Leather or even good jeans probably would have saved me from a lot of pain. Lessons learned the hard way. It doesn't have to be that way for you newcomers! If you can't afford gear you can't afford a bike IMO.
this is true, it will indeed look bad, another reason to not let this happen.Another thing that is scary about it is even after you heal from this type of injury, you could be left with some pretty nasty scars. And I don't think that these will be cool looking battle scars either.