Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
I agree with iride, maura and mac.
If your instructor requires you to carry one, then you carry one. You don't have to use it.
I carry one pretty much every ride, and have for years. I've rarely used it, but once in a great while it comes in handy.
It's merely a tool, not an instrument of torture.
Plus, it's good to learn how to carry one in either hand while riding. It's a skill you may need at some point.
Last edited by Speed Racer; 05-18-2010 at 10:03 AM.