Re: A Cops perspective....
You push the limits, you find the limits.
I used to push the limits quite a bit when I was young.
I found them from time to time.
I rode motorcycles year round for several years in NY. Snow, ice, rain or shine.
I'm happy for you the world has bubble wrapped itself and concocted all the taxes on personal liberty.
Wear whatever protective equipment you feel necessary to enjoy your toy.
Better yet, stay in your house...you will be even safer there. =-)