I dont always wear my helmet and now I have learned my lesson the hard way. This accident would have been much less severe had I been wearing my helmet. A large alligator attacked me on the Gainesville Hawthorne trail. I was almost knocked unconscious by landing on my forehead. The alligator was not satisfied by taking a bite out of my bike so I am very lucky that I remained conscious. Just goes to show that you never know what can happen. So wear your damn helmet.