Gear is pretty expensive and I've got a helmet. I'm just not sure what gear I should buy first, that is what is the most important thing to get my hands on first? I'm pretty particular about my knees, specifically the right one as it is sort of messed up. So I'm definitely going to invest in knee-shin guards because it probably wouldn't take much of a hit to my right knee (unprotected that is) to make me take a break for a few weeks. My knees are put through a lot of stress at work also (unloading trucks, pulling hundreds to thousands of pounds of freight by myself). I've noticed chest protectors are a must have.