First off, I want to say, don't turn this into a flaming post. kthx. Anyways, I have this friend... we'll call him Bob. Bob here wants to ride a motorcycle! His motorcycle riding classes are coming up and he comes to me and asks me on how the class is and what type of clothes to wear. (I've taken the same exact course, same school, been in his situation, yadada) After listing all of the items required (clothing wise), Bob comes around and says "why do I have to wear boots?". I think the answer for anyone would be easy, it protects your ankle from road rash if you were to go down. However, he returns by saying "I'm not gonna wear boots, they look ugly." How would you respond to this statement? Here's a few things to consider: The person you're talking to is childish. He thinks almost everything you say is a joke or laughable. Compares himself, who's a newbie rider, to someone like me, who's been riding for over a year now and I still don't consider myself entirely "advanced".