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In cool weather, I'll wear some of my DH gear riding in traffic... (although I only do this on my freeride bike, I am a little too vain to wear it while riding my road bike) If the weather is cool enough that I'd be wearing more clothing anyways, I might as well throw some pads on.
Everytime I fall on pavement, I scrap the exact same section of my right arm... that would be the place to wear a guard, if there was one. When its cool I'll generally wear knee-shin guards and moto pants, and clipless or platform on my MTB Ive never scrapped the side of me knee... for me the pads work. But in wamer climates, you'll probably end up leaving the stuff off, its too hot oftentimes.
I've never crashed my road bike... knock on wood. But handling skills are only part of the equation. A few of the couriers downtown dress as if they expect to get hit by a car. They may know something I don't...
Last edited by ghettocruiser; 03-24-05 at 09:06 AM.