sorry for your loss of flesh...
Just wondering, has anyone who rides with flats ever had the backs of their legs gouged by pedal pins?
Last time I rode with flat pedals, I wore shin pads as well as the usual knee pads.
Yes...24 stitches around my Achilles area from 3 pins tearing me up. I thought I could bunny hop higher than I could and the resulting sudden stop sent my right foot forward off the pedal.
I wear knee-shin pads off road. Wouldn't have helped with that injury though.