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I rode from 1 parking lot to another 1 time, about 20 feet on the street, without my helmet and felt naked doing that.
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The only time I have ridden without mine was on a trip across western Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle. We had a cross wind with sustained speeds of 40 mph and gusts of appx. 60 to 65 mph. I thought the helmet would rip my head off. Got tired of riding one handed and holding the helmet down with the other. Was forced to ride around 250 miles without head gear because of the wind.

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I'm lucky to live in a State where it is a choice and not a law... I choose to take advantage of that choice.
I live in a state the requires me to wear one, and when I travel to states that do not, I don't always wear one. In those circumstances, I wear a helmet when it is comfortable to do so. When it is hot, my helmet is in the box.

I believe that a helmet can cause fatigue. I would rather avoid an accident than dress for one. Encasing the head in a plastic bubble is not natural and I think they suck. My opinion does not involve anyone else's choice and I could care less what anyone thinks of my "dangerous" acts. And no, your insurance is not higher because of my thinking. You can go ahead and call me donor man for all I care.

If it was legal to use, I would use a bicycle safety helmet.
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I'll do the politically correct thing and say that it's your head and if it's your choice, do your own thing. I can't and won't push my own agenda on you.


Having said that, personally, I have almost always worn a three quarter helmet. Same thing with my wife who has been riding with me for 38 years. That convicition was reinforced about 15 years ago when an emergency room doctor looked me in the eye and told me that if not for my wife wearing her helmet, I would be needing the services of a mortician, not his services.


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Back in my early teen years, my friend and I were riding our dirt bikes home from a day of riding in an old river bed. He took off his helmet about 3 blocks from his house. A car did not see us and ran through a stop sign. We took the ditch to miss them and both ended up in a barb wire fence. I had the wire tear through my upper lip and he hit his head on a fence post. He suffered a head injury and was in the hospital for two weeks, I got stitches. Thank the lord above we both lived. Since then I have always ride with a full face helmet.


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I live in a state where you only have to wear a helmet if you are under 18 or for your first yr having your lic. I admit in the past Inhave rode back roads without a helmet, but now I always wear one....however, 90% of the riders I see on the road here done wear one...so, How many of you wear one?

Btw I just ordered another 2 new helmets, I have way too many now...lol

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Ask Power Guy about riding to the corner without proper foot protection!!

How many surgeries was that??...after his Wing decided it needed a quick nap on a slippery surface??

Here in Ca. it has to be DOT or higher and half-helmets are legal, eye protection required- full windshield counts as that protection.

When I noticed many of the motorcycle `club` guys wearing full-face flat black color helmets,
I asked if that was the younger and older guys who were being safety conscious?
Ahhhh NO, its because as soon as you step outdoors there are cameras...everywhere!
Its pretty hard to know/prove who it was when black jacket- black full helmet- dark shield is the only description!
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I don't always wear a helmet, but when I do I'm usually on my motorcycle.

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I don't always wear a helmet, but when I do I'm usually on my motorcycle.
is that why you weren't wearing your helmet when I last saw you?

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Ok 2 points to make here. 1. Helmet sounds like it was to big and 2. Why would you ride in 60 mph winds?
Ok I have done #2...but I know my helmet is the correct size. ( can slip fingers between helmet and head)

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The only time I have ridden without mine was on a trip across western Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle. We had a cross wind with sustained speeds of 40 mph and gusts of appx. 60 to 65 mph. I thought the helmet would rip my head off. Got tired of riding one handed and holding the helmet down with the other. Was forced to ride around 250 miles without head gear because of the wind.

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No helmet law where I live but I wear mine 90% of the time anyway. The other 10% is on quiet back roads.
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