I don't recall the context, but a week or so ago someone made a post about how they (or a friend) crashed and broke his/her helmet. That inspired me to start wearing a helmet again, which is good because after this morning I would probably be in the hospital. I'm not sure what actually caused it, but I was basically sprinting up a hill, then somehow lost control (unstable setup? cars too close? an ill-placed banana peel?) and went down hard on my right side, smacking helmeted head on pavement. I tried to get up and walk a couple times but I almost blacked out and had to sit down. I'm ok now. Nothing seems to be broken on bike except the metal piece on the front brake that sticks out just under the adjusting barrel. Sucker snapped right off.
Anywho, thanks for reminding me to wear a helmet...although I think I still lost the last the remaining bits of high school spanish lurking in my brain.
Now the question is, if I hadn't been wearing a helmet, would I have ridden more carefully and avoided the accident altogether?