"However, slow and steady is the way to go over rocky ground - we are not racers, are we?"
Speak for yourself!
Seriously- i only wear a chest protector when I am serious about going fast and/or really likely to crash. I do not wear one for long distance, but do wear plastic off road knee and elbow pads and real MX boots. Looks a bit wierd to locals, but not THAT bad. As Barry said, chest protector is just too much, tho. And, as something of an expert on off road crashes, I think the chest protector is the least important piece of crash gear. just my 2 cents.
Back on the road again.
Stuck at home...