Get #topgear, but go easy on the #farkle. Just bought some new #gear, it hurt the wallet but I'd could be cheaper than big #hospital bills... I think #gloves are more important than a #jacket for anything non-highway because if you fall you will try and catch yourself with your hands. Grab some #Kevlar gloves and save your hands. I am not a new rider, but this is an excellent vid. All accurate information and realistic pricing. Many people factor in the cost of a #bike and #insurance, but they forget about the cost of gear (and then often cheap out and cobble together gear which includes standard jeans and tennis shoes — I'm guilty of it too). Invest in good gear. Period.