Safety Safety equipment

Discussion in 'Travelling, Commuting & Safety' started by Avjzkmvv, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Avjzkmvv

    Avjzkmvv New Member

    Just wondering if anyone uses equipment other than a helmet and gloves when riding their bikes. I use elbow pads and knee pads as well as a mouth guard (because I have read of their benefits for preventing concussions as well as dental injuries) in addition to a helmet and gloves. I don't find any of it uncomfortable and I actually enjoy riding more because I know for the areas where I ride, mainly local streets, parks and bike paths, I'm pretty well protected from being injured if I fall.

    Does any one else wear pads? I always feel as if I'm in a small minority but I can't see taking a chance for injury when it's so easy to reduce the risk.

  2. RedBaronX

    RedBaronX Member

    Jeans always, and a lightweight leather jacket (suede welder's jacket). Boots, but I always wear boots. I'm thinking of riveting some pads to the elbows of my jacket