I was hit by a car on Monday. And as I see it, it was a worthwhile experience. It couldn't have happened any better. Even though I was clipped in I was thrown in just a way that I managed to catch my weight with my left forearm, roll on my left shoulder and flop square on my back. Within a second I stood up, unscratched and with only a few small bruises. The man stopped, and much to my joy gave me his card. He's a used car salesman. He knows the importance of obeying the law of the road and said he would make a report at the police substation, file an insurance claim and help me out as best he could.
I can't imagine anyone could object to a situation such as that happening in any other way. We all know very well how accidents are just that, accidents. They are unavoidable and unforeseen and can have irreversible consequences.
This is where my dilemma arose. I made a mistake. I was not wearing a helmet and thankfully I rolled in such a way that I easily avoided any sort of head to ground contact. I imagine some of you have some input on good headgear to look into. I'm interested in something lightweight and well-ventilated. I've been told that helmet makers consistently roll out new models to meet updated safety specifications which forces bike shops and whatnot to offer the 'old' models at a heavily discounted rate.
At any rate, how much should I expect to spend? From what I've seen, anything $100 and up is made how I would like, but can I get them for cheaper? Which helmet works best? Simply put, any input is greatly appreciated.