Originally Posted by cruisin
... Please wear your helmet.
It's pretty unlikely your helmet is what caused you to lose that tooth. In fact; losing a tooth is a pretty good indication you hit your head on something hard at some point and the helmet probably saved you serious head injury. Please wear your helmet.
Originally Posted by o4petesake
I don't care if you wear a helmet or not........
You already know what they are for and what they do.
Your kids will care,your care giver will care(you know,that nice lady in the white coat that changes your diaper and rolls you over to avoid bed sores)
But I don't care....
But your gonna wish you did if your still able to string afew words together,but maybe you won't know any better then.
I'm a proponent of helmet wearing.
On the motorcycle, I feel much more comfortable due to the protection from wind, dirt and bugs that the full-face provides. Bicycle helmets cause me no discomfort at all and I can't see any reason that I shouldn't wear one.
What I don't understand is why some people insist that it's their business to see that I am protected from myself.
Crusin, I've read many of your posts and have lots of respect for you. I'm not attacking you. It's just that your example was handy. I appreciate your good intentions, but I don't understand why you care so much about me.
In real life, in person, face to face, it isn't so unusual for a stranger to say, "I'm glad you're wearing a helmet" and when they do I tend to bristle slightly. Perhaps it's my own defective personality that causes that, but I really do get annoyed. A front desk clerk at a hotel once said something like that to me and she was quite put back when I thanked her for brushing her teeth and wearing sensible shoes. I think it's most annoying when the "thanks for wearing a helmet" remark comes from someone that has never been in a helmet appropriate situation themselves.
I admit to having my own strong opinions and I don't hesitate to categorize no helmet morons as asshats for advertising their stupidity or ignorance but it's not my business to tell them that. I feel no incentive to ask someone to, or thank them for wearing a "bash hat".
Maybe this should be a separate post but the changing seasons has this observation fresh in my mind:
Around here, riders of a particular brand of Motorcycle will not wear helmets, period. The weather's getting cold and they'll get all bundled up in their insulated, black and orange, jackets. They'll wear ski hats, hoods, and masks to keep their heads from freezing but they will list all sorts of reasons for not wearing a helmet.
I think that's illustrative of a certain, limited intellect.