Re: Why we need helmets
As I read this thread and looked at the pictures, it reminded me of a chap who was forced into the curb on his small cycle some 30+ years ago.
I came by on my way to work in Tucson (AZ, USA) and he was setting there by his motorcycle helmet that had hit a fireplug. The helmet was spit into two pieces.
I was only riding trailbikes at the time and had bought a half shell helmet for it. I put several dents in it over the years.
Now with the motorized bike I have some other concerns. I have had eye surgery twice in the last several months and 70 year old watermelons are a bit over ripe and would split easly.
I ordered a 3/4 motorcycle helmet with a built in pull down face mask. Will leave my bike helmet for riders of the electric scooters we take camping
This thread brought to mind that if I am disabled in riding the bike, others will have their lives changed in order to care for me. A bit selfish if I don't take some precautions. The hand / wrist pads have a hard plastic 90 degree insert to protect the heel of the hand. I remember a number times I had road rash there when riding a bike 60 years ago.
Thanks for the wake up call. )
Easy does it, but do it!