Do you always wear a helmet? Ever ridden without one?
I pretty much always wear my helmet, even if just running a quick errand. I have, however, ridden without one but only on the infield at the race track or moving the bike around in a parking lot. I don't see how it's comfortable to ride much without one. The bug I took in the head yesterday would have really hurt without a helmoet on, not to mention wind noise and wind burn.
I always, always, always wear a helmet. I think once you've seen an accident where the rider didn't wear one, you always will too. I think I read somewhere that 70% of all accidents occur within 5 miles of home - whether it's your fault or not, you go down without a helmet and you'll pay the price. Just my $.02.
I used to ride without a helmet alot. Then I hit a dog one night doing 85mph, and I went down. I was lucky, cause I had been out street racing that night, and had brought a helmet with me for a change. I wear one everytime I go out now.....
Couldn't have said it any better myself Bonk............I took a spill skateboarding and smacked my melon.......that was two years-ago and I still have problems from it.........your thinker is no match for asphalt or guardrails........
Was on my way home from work last night, rolled up to a light. Several cars ahead of me, I saw a guy (maybe 18) with his girl on the back. Neither had helmets on. To top things off, he's got on his leather jacket.
I hate it when peeps don't wear their skull, but it's even worse when you see the pilot wearing his and his girl wearing glasses. How cruel. "Hey, come ride with me, but if we crash, i'm gonna live....."