helmet? do you wear one.

Discussion in 'Travelling, Commuting & Safety' started by twinkiex, Oct 5, 2007.

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do you wear a helmet

  1. yes always

    197 vote(s)
  2. no never

    35 vote(s)
  3. when i dont feel lucky

    15 vote(s)
  4. for long rides or in heavy traffic

    27 vote(s)
  5. from now on i will

    10 vote(s)
  6. i do not vote in polls

    3 vote(s)
  1. twinkiex

    twinkiex Guest

    I wear a helmet. I wear it for my daughter and for my cats and for the paramedics who would be traumatized if they had to scoop up my brains. I hate the thing its very uncomfortable, all of them are. I used to wear it about 80% of the time but from this moment on I am going to wear it ALL THE TIME!
    Its because of an incident yesterday. I am sure its happened to all of us. I am lucky, and I was not wearing my helmet. The bike is ok.

  2. spunout

    spunout Member

    glad to hear the bike is ok. oh, and you, too! haha ;)
    it's not because i'm worried about my AWESOME riding skillz :rolleyes:, but i worry about a teenager in the middle of a 'OMG! did you see Brittney's new purse?!' text marathon, and take her eyes off the road for a split second or twenty.
  3. atcspaul

    atcspaul Guest

    i am 50, hair all fell out so no protection. yes i wear a helmet. glare might cause other people to crash lol:shock:
  4. minibiker

    minibiker Guest

    only when i go to town where cops bust ya for that kind of thing but i dont hafta like it
  5. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

    after my 30 to zip carsh i always do have wife and two kids
    to come home to
  6. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I know I should. Maybe when I grow up and become responsible.
  7. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    doggone it! i wanted to 'not vote' but i HAD to vote for helmets :cool:
  8. helmets

    the only time I do wear a helmet is when I'm driving a motorized two wheeled machine.But when I ride a regular peddle bike[no engine],I don't wear one.:rolleyes:
  9. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    I just bought a full face helmet today online. Wife is concerned more for my safety than I am so I respect that and it might prevent me from ending up like my son.
  10. OldPete

    OldPete Guest

    A full face helmet saved my young pretty face many times when dirt riding in the desert.
    A full face helmet saved my life or saved me from serious head injury twice while riding street M/Cs. Once was a hit 'n run.
    I gotta Giro full face and a regular biking helmet, I always wear one or the other.

    Non-believers Google Gary Busey head injury. ;) Now think of the heart ache of taking care of a loved one with a brain injury...not fun...betcha.

    I went for a long pedal ride this AM, many minors out there had helmets on but the straps were not latched...What's that about? Is that kewl? I noticed that in TV shows/movies we see guys pull on helmets but we rarely see them lached or the strap worked through the D' rings.
  11. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    hehe...got that right, pete...the media makes for a lousy babysitter, that's for sure.

    someone told me about helmets: "a helmet doesn't look silly once you're on the bike." i think about that all the time, and it does feel different once i saddle-up.

    i bet a helmetless rider still does a spot-check of the bicycle for leaks, loose, etc...and not one second of thought for their own "mechanical" integrity? go figure :rolleyes:
  12. twinkiex

    twinkiex Guest

    yay for helmets and people who wear them!
  13. yep I do. it keeps my head dry. some times.
  14. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    Always. People make fun of me but then they stop when I tell them I go ~30mph + its the law.
  15. Helmets,, I'm willing to look "uncool"

    Hi, I wear either, a black 1/2 shell w/vents, a burgandy 1/2shell (matches my Red Whizzer), and I have a slate gray Bell 1/2 shell that will match my finished Model 10. I've only "been down" on my Whizzers once, from a standing starting the engine incident. Some guys like to get on thier whizzers, pedal like crazy, firing the engine, and pop over on the stand to go.

    I never do this, preferring to stand beside her and kick-start, like a motorcycle.

    Buuuuuuuttttt, one night, not too far from here, at a buddy's house, late, tired amd too many beers (apparenly), I decide to climb on and try that. Surely I was not thinking about how slanted the sides of our lil neighborhood streets are that I'm already leaning over while sitting still?

    I'm on, and I'm off, laying now with a california round "rollover curb" under my ribcage on the left, and my now bent handlebars planted in my ribcage from the front. My buddy comes over and says "are you ok?" I say (weakly) "No", he comences to pull the bike off of me, I crawl to my feet, set her on the stand, kick start, and ride home. He follows me all the way home 1 1/2 to 2 blocks, with in the 3 mile radius of MOST accidents!

    By this time I hurt Real Good! Maybe cracked a rib or two? but I do know that they don't do much to fix ribs so I don't visit Doctor. about a week later I see Kenny again, first thing he says is "Hey man, how's your head?" I say, head's fine but my ribs hurt lika a beaitch, why you asking about my head". He continues "you see that planter there?" I ask, the concerte one with the rocks glued to it? He say"yup, man you hit your head on that HARD." Ohhhh, well that explains why the maroon helmet has several chips where the hard plastic shell shows thru the paint!

    I have a machine that cuts vinyl, so I cut some stars, and stuck tham on it, and now that is the "Stars and scars" helmet.

    I do sell helmets myself, in about 6-7 styles, NO BEANIES, all real DOT's.

    Wear your helmet, look like a goof if you think so, but at least the next day you won't BE a goof for the rest of your life.

    Mike (brain still mostly intact)
  16. twinkiex

    twinkiex Guest

    my helmet is a childs. the adult helmets are way too big. i had my choice of My Little Pony which was $19.99 but the rainbow one was the same brand only $1.99 on clearance. I guess no 8 year old wants a rainbow helmet, I got off cheap!
  17. I wear a schwinn black helmet and the thing is enormous. I don't like it and once I can afford a bell helmet I will upgrade. if I'm testing some adjustment and riding around the block I don't wear the helmet, but riding to work I do.
  18. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I finally got a helmet I actually wear
    it is a matte black beanie-type with tribal flames
    I can wear it over my ever-present ball cap, so I still have visor to help with sun and when I get where I'm going, I don't have 'helmet-head' :lol: (the helmet keeps my hat from flying off too...bonus:D)
    I bought a dot helmet back when I built my first bike, but it was too heavy to wear here in the heat
    I sold that one to finance this one
    I don't want to become a liability or chore for my family
  19. beach cruzin

    beach cruzin Guest

    I like my 1/2 head dot gloss black now don't realy like to were them exsess wheight vission and hearing is not as good and a hellmut has broken many necks,but has also saved a lot of lives and it keeps the fuzz off ya so yes i always wear mine
  20. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    :cool:I wear a BELL half helmet ALL the time. I look goofy with it on, but when you travel almost 30mph on a bicycle, you really need it.

    i also use riding gloves, shoes and knee guards. they don't look goofy, and serve their purpose. the right knee guard is heavily scraped from a crash, so i've learned my lesson.