I would just like confirmation from fellow forumites on an issue.
After my first few trail centre visits my shins and round the back of the calves have looked like the result of wrestling with a tiger, full of scratches sometimes deep gouges with many accompanying bruises from pedal slips and pedal strikes on my flat pedals.
Is this normal war wounds to be expected or is it more of a sign of some pretty crap riding. I know when its happened such as sliding off the pedals going over large rocks etc but don't feel the pain at the time.
Are there any products on the market over than full shin guards to prevent this?
If there was a light weight relatively cheap and easy to wear option to prevent against this would you buy it?
Feedback is much appreciated.