Just last Monday I was coming to the end of a pleasant ride into work (17 miles) when I hit a pothole / depression on the Oxford ring road cycle path resulting in coming down. I was wearing some Altura padded underpants with my normal Canterbury Cotton shorts over, and an HH high breath top. Gravel rash on arm not so bad but on my thigh from hip to just above knee is extremely painful. When I get back on the bike I want a little more protection. Something like lederhosen (such that if a subsequent occourence happens won't burn and weld itself to the remnants of my skin)but lighter. Happy to pay for the right apparrel but not into paying big bucks for fancy names / fashion statements. Similarly, I'm happy to try and go a little faster than yesterday but won't buy performance clothing just to save a second on a PB. I'm a tracksters sort of a bloke.
Any reccomendations before I hit the shops in a couple of weeks?