Nicky Zarras | Managing Editor
When I was in the service the only gear we had were the basic fatigues. Carrying heavy gear, slings with M-14 or M-60 machine guns plus packs sat heavily on our shoulders. There was no high tech clothing and you sweated profusely in warm or cold environments. Current technology has changed greatly providing the soldier additional protection in combat situations. When we ride our motorcycles we can relate to a high stress military situation. While there are no bullets and IEDs to dodge, high speed road debris and vehicle crashes cause injuries.