I elected not to wear knee pads today as it was going to be a longish ride and they tend to irritate me after 20 miles or so. Also didn't expect to fall off.
I did wear my elbow pads though thank goodness as one was right mess and scuffed up. Looks like they might be done now though cause something cut through in places and caused some light cuts to my elbow but dread to think what it would have been like without them. Rather timely given G should I shouldn't I thread.
I don't think i would ever ride without knee pads now...the risk is too high to really damage yourself badly. Elbow pads have been ordered btw...as much as i don't think the risk is as high as knee, its better safe than sorry...and a bit like what Glynn says...why not as long as they are comfortable?
Btw, the new/next revised Dainese pads are supposed to be an improvement to the ones you have.
Yeh I was waiting a while, then a little while longer and started to fear the worst. Eventually Glynn exited the gloom with some cuffs and maybe cracks to his Robocop elbow pads. Definitely saved him a busted elbow.
I've never been close to an issue before and normally just blast through trying to keep in a straight line. However it Seems to have an high hit rate for falls at the moment, the trouble is you just can't tell,could be a few paving slabs have kicked up, some tossed could lay traps through there and you wouldn't know until you hit it.
It was probably the darkest Yet today, it was even a bit heart in mouth riding up through them.