Thursday, January 13, 2011

Helmet or No Helmet?

I used to not wear a helmet, then my kids got into riding. I would tell them to put a helmet on and they would tell me to put mine on. It made sense, so i started to wear one all the time to show them and there friends by example. This pic is a reminder of what happens without a helmet, you fall hit your head, don't know where you are, how you got there, or where you need to go. I have been fortunate, all this talk about you look stupid with a helmet or helmets aren't cool pisses me off. We ride little kids bikes, so we look stupid to the majority of society anyway, at least with a helmet we can look stupid and responsible at the same time. I don't care what people think, but I do care what my family thinks. I wear a helmet all the time now. I wish more people would wear them, it just seems stupid not too. The latest issue of DIG had a article in it regarding this issue motivating me to write this....... Van the man Homen said it best......"I'm wearing a helmet more for the people who love me."


RonWhite570 said...

Dome lid protector is the way to go!!!

Mine saved my day twice this passed summer at Catty.

Stoner said...

I spent 3 days in the hospital the end of this summer and have a scare on my face that is likely to never go away and trail season ended too early for me...I WISH I could go back and wear mine that day. But I will never not wear it again! Good little article.

Anonymous said...

thats the best way to look at it, yeah its for your safety, but insuring to the people that love you and what you do, that you take those precautions.