QUOTE: I do wear a full-face helmet with no visor. The original reasoning was because I know I
built the thing, and I have had just about everything come loose at one point or another.[/QUOTE]
I'm like you man, on a bicycle something could break fall off or come loose at any time I dont care what bike it is or how good you think it's built, HELMET.........always good idea might just save your life.
I'm also glad to hear of the steady recovery Allen Wrench, just hang in there and love the heck out of that wonderful little woman that loves you so much..........hard to find now days and it does my heart good to hear someone talk about the jewel of a wife they have, good luck and get well fast...!