Semper Fi USMC
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cantonment, FL
Bikes: 2012 CAAD 10 3 Ultegra, 1978 Medici Pro Strada
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Please be sure you check the shape of any helmet, especially with a larger rear coverage shape. If the edge comes in too much it could be a hazard to your repaired cervical vertebra. It is a long shot but with the amount of damage you had and its serious location I'd want to look at any hazard for re-injuring the neck. We had several motocross racers with neck injuries that had to avoid certain helmets because of their shape in the back and the doctors warned them away from that make. Good helmets it was just the shape of the back edge and how it turned inward just a bit and its location on the neck. Just a thought. I have heard a lot of good about Mavic's helmets but never owned one, I decided on my Specialized Prospero after trying several others, other consideration was the Cannondale top of the line, it was the Specialized by a long ways due to quality of construction.
Best of luck on the helmet replacement and its good to hear you are making your plans for returning safely. Heal well, I'll shoot you a P.M. later in the week.
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.
I did not choose to have Parkinson's Disease, but I can choose to not allow it to control my life. Its all up to me to overcome the trials, adapt and overcome!