Personally, for me the question is; "How much safety gear is too much safety gear?"
I'll use everything I have, every time, regardless of whether it's race group, time trials or Intro Group.
I don't decide when the sh#t is going to hit the fan, God does. It's much more likely when the track is full of novices.
I spent over $1,500 on my gear. I don't want to be in a hospital wishing I was using it when I could have been.
The downside of not wearing everything you can is much worse than the upside of wearing it, even if it's hot or uncomfortable. Be it a long sleeved shirt and jeans, or full gear. Come to think of it, when I'm on the track, I don't ever remember being uncomfortable because I was wearing my stuff. Too busy.....
Last edited by argtv7; 06-19-2013 at 06:08 PM.