I think Podzol is winning! I thought that a back protector was about the only thing digigal hadn’t mentioned, but a life jacket is even more extreme:D
I never usually wear pads and helmet, but last week for the Snowdon ride (my first experience of muni on an actual mountain) I wore a cycle helmet, wristguards, knee pads, and soccer shin-pads with ankle protection. I’m glad I did, as feeling safer made me feel that I could ride faster without worrying so much about the consequences! I think I will continue to wear at least the helmet for normal riding, just in case.
I think I’m one of the few people who usually wears elbow pads for muni. I wear padded cycling shorts, helmet, shin/knee pads, wrist guards and elbow pads. I’m usually more padded up than most people on a ride - I’m a bit of a pessimist and think far too much about falling, and my local trails are very rocky.
Good one. I like that … Don’t know if I’ll ever try it.
You know the “float noodles” people use in swimming pools?
I slice off a half inch off the noodle and stick them under my wrist guards on my palms. It makes for a cushy landing. It really came in handy when I was learning how it skateboard.
I use all the pads on the tough trails. I’m a stinky mother fo.
Last week I thought I didn’t need any pads. I went to the park I fell off a small wall and hurt my knee and hand . I was out for the week.
Stay safe and stinky. It’s the best health insurance.