Advice on protection needed
I've been a roadie for quite a while and race in crits. This is my first year of racing in cyclocross. I love cross but unfortuanetly in my second race of the season I crashed. I have 3 fractured ribs and a slightly punctured lung. Therefore my season is now over. I realize I need to improve my off road bike handling skills but practicing of course comes with the realization that I will fall off the bike again. I am optimistic that I will have plenty of cyclocross races ahead of me but I was wondering if anyone races with any other protection besides the obvious of a helmet? I was thinking of getting a chest and shoulder protector. Any advice?