Hi, im completely new to riding. I dont even own my first bike yet, but i have signed up with pacific riding school; which starts on july 5th.
To what i know, ill need to supply my own boots. where is a good place to find some sidi or alpinestars boots? Also, how much would i be looking at spending for those 2 particular brands of boots?
2nd question, would it be cheaper to buy jackets, gloves, helmet here locally in the lower mainland or cheaper with more selections in the states? If in the states, where abouts would the good stores be at? Do they have a website?
3rd question, since gear costs about $3000 for everything. Should i "cheap" out and get cheaper gear, or spend that little bit more and go for better protection and all that? I would hate it if i had to upgrade piece by piece if i went the cheap way. I guess i pretty much answered my own question, but i just want to hear if im right or not from all of you more experienced riders; and since im not made of money, i'd like to get pointed in the right direction before i start swiping my credit card on things that i should have done a bit more research on.
Thanks for any pointers given.