Well, I'm new here and I was really surprised to see that people could get so worked up over personal choice. It's one thing if you give a bad example to your children or don't make them wear a helmet. Then it's not just your life at stake. Otherwise I think the biker should have a real good look at their style, their prefered speed and the outside conditions... and then consider if a helmet isn't a good idea. I used to go without a helmet. I live in a small town with hardly any traffic and bike roads nearly everywhere. I'm a safe driver. But now I'm doing cross country and sometimes mountain (or rather, hill) and I'm always with a helmet there, but more importantly with respect for possible dangers. I wish everyone on the road would look out a bit more for others.
yeaaah, sorry, if this is the 10.000.000th post in the same vein. Please be kind