I know it's not compulsory to wear the 'right' gear, but I'm a firm believer in wearing the correct safety gear when riding the bike. No matter how good we are as riders, we are at the peril of the next stupid cager pulling a SMIDSY on us. My skin is to valuable to myself to risk it for these idiots. Traveled to Edithvale today, taking Eastlink to Greens Rd, then across to Springvale Rd and south to Edithvale. From the moment I left Eastlink I saw 5 riders, all of them in shorts, and some in t-shirts as well. Most of them were wearing sneakers as footwear. Stupid behaviour imo, on a day which wasn't all that warm anyway. Good luck to them!