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Since that hardly ever happens we need to thank this guy, because now the rest of us are safe for awhile.

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I try not to. The majority of the time I do not. It gets hot enough here without having my head couped up in smoldering hot helmet. Folks can brag on their helmet all they want...it's still hotter in that helmet. Then you have the visibility issue. There is a blind spot wearing a helmet too. Wearing a full face helmet I have to crank my neck around either side and there is still an area to the rear that I can't see. It's pretty much full face or nothing. In a half helmet you might save you brain but then you got to look at your mangled face the rest of your life. I'd rather check out.

I wear one during the winter times when temps are 35-40 or colder. I only wear to keep my face from freezing.

Riding a bike is dangerous, it may cost you your life. I accept this and willingly accept the possibility of death every time I climb on. It's part of the thrill, it's why I ride. I don't want to die but I'm ready when it's my time.

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I try not to. The majority of the time I do not. It gets hot enough here without having my head couped up in smoldering hot helmet. Folks can brag on their helmet all they want...it's still hotter in that helmet. Then you have the visibility issue. There is a blind spot wearing a helmet too. Wearing a full face helmet I have to crank my neck around either side and there is still an area to the rear that I can't see. It's pretty much full face or nothing. In a half helmet you might save you brain but then you got to look at your mangled face the rest of your life. I'd rather check out.

I wear one during the winter times when temps are 35-40 or colder. I only wear to keep my face from freezing.

Riding a bike is dangerous, it may cost you your life. I accept this and willingly accept the possibility of death every time I climb on. It's part of the thrill, it's why I ride. I don't want to die but I'm ready when it's my time.
Rebel, this post has brought a tear to my eye...

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I try not to. The majority of the time I do not. It gets hot enough here without having my head couped up in smoldering hot helmet. Folks can brag on their helmet all they want...it's still hotter in that helmet. Then you have the visibility issue. There is a blind spot wearing a helmet too. Wearing a full face helmet I have to crank my neck around either side and there is still an area to the rear that I can't see. It's pretty much full face or nothing. In a half helmet you might save you brain but then you got to look at your mangled face the rest of your life. I'd rather check out.

I wear one during the winter times when temps are 35-40 or colder. I only wear to keep my face from freezing.

Riding a bike is dangerous, it may cost you your life. I accept this and willingly accept the possibility of death every time I climb on. It's part of the thrill, it's why I ride. I don't want to die but I'm ready when it's my time.
Your entire statement is so full of crap your eyes are brown. Visibility is great in todays helmets. I use Arai helmets and they are nice and comfortable with excellent visibility.

Now we both know you would never spring for a five to eight hundred dollar helmet, but like the old Bell ads used to say if you have a 10 dollar head buy a 10 dollar helmet so please do enjoy your 10 dollar helmet.
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Your entire statement is so full of crap your eyes are brown. Visibility is great in todays helmets. I use Arai helmets and they are nice and comfortable with excellent visibility.

Now we both know you would never spring for a five to eight hundred dollar helmet, but like the old Bell ads used to say if you have a 10 dollar head buy a 10 dollar helmet so please do enjoy your 10 dollar helmet.
I bought a very nice full face from HJC and the visibility is terrible IMHO. Just because you like yours doesn't mean you have to call him a lier. I personally hate wearing a helmet. Ass for every seat my friend.


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I sometimes skip my riding jacket but I never skip the helmet. When I was a mere 20 years old, a few decades back, I got into an accident that cost me 26 days in the hospital and 6 months off of work. My cheap a$$ helmet saved my life. I kept it around as a reminder for many years. It had a nice shattered pattern in the fiberglass that reflected what my skull might have otherwise looked like if I had not been wearing it.
Here I am at 65 years old and still alive and riding. I won't pull out of my driveway without the helmet. I live in a state that does not require a helmet but I wear mine anyway.

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I try not to. The majority of the time I do not. It gets hot enough here without having my head couped up in smoldering hot helmet. Folks can brag on their helmet all they want...it's still hotter in that helmet. Then you have the visibility issue. There is a blind spot wearing a helmet too. Wearing a full face helmet I have to crank my neck around either side and there is still an area to the rear that I can't see. It's pretty much full face or nothing. In a half helmet you might save you brain but then you got to look at your mangled face the rest of your life. I'd rather check out.

I wear one during the winter times when temps are 35-40 or colder. I only wear to keep my face from freezing.

Riding a bike is dangerous, it may cost you your life. I accept this and willingly accept the possibility of death every time I climb on. It's part of the thrill, it's why I ride. I don't want to die but I'm ready when it's my time.
LOL - Please tell me you aren't ACTUALLY trying to (somehow) claim that NOT wearing a helmet is actually safer (in your mind) than wearing one because...1) you won't get hit by lightning, 2) A helmet is... well, hot? and 3) your ready to die so why bother with a ...helmet?

I guess you are eagerly anticipating the other option, complete paralysis due to neck injury caused from a 15MPH scrap up. PS - Yes, a son's friend died from a "under 10MPH" crash when he was "test riding" a friends bike without a helmet in a parking lot.

Some people just make me huh? but it is YOUR noggin so it's up to you in a state that allows it. Just try and ride safe so that someone else doesn't have to feed you through a tube for the rest of your life




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Rebel must belong to Darwin's Disciples. Eventually, his will become a recessive gene and we won't have to hear such babble. He's the type that will tell you riding in a T-shirt is cooler than a mesh jacket with a cool vest under it. Har har.

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I stated my reasons, those are mine. I don't care if folks agree or not. Yes, i do in fact believe that riding is safer without a helmet up until an actual accident. Obviosly in an accident, the helmet will help. But, better visibility is better safety and that extra visibility just may prevent an accident. As far as the heat, my wife fell to the ground vomitting due to heat exhaustion when we got off the bike on a 100 deg day, i was fine. I'm one who believes my time is set. When its my time its my time. If you guys are scared of riding then you should probably sell the bike...just sayin.
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