Re: First commute on my first build
For what it's worth, I've sometimes worn knee and elbow pads on my bike. It's made me feel very secure. And with that, plus helmet and such, I'll cruise along at some fairly high speeds.
But it also makes suiting up into that much more of a big production. And you do have to be careful; that can get out of hand.
So I mostly ride with minimal safety clothing and gear. But I also ride pretty slow.