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    Do you wear a helmet?

    If so, what kind? And why?

    I wear a snowboarding helmet. I mountain bike and ride a road bike in the city.
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    I wear a bicycling helmet.

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    this is the ssfg forum fyi.

    and yes. i wear a snowboarding helmet when i snowboard and i wear a cycling helmet when i cycle.

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    yes. giro ionos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    this is the ssfg forum fyi.

    and yes. i wear a snowboarding helmet when i snowboard and i wear a cycling helmet when i cycle.
    Should I get a cycling helmet? Or is the snowboarding one fine?
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    I have 2 Bell Sweep R. A red and a blue to match different jerseys.

    I only wear them on my road bike. I almost never wear one during the week on my fixed. It's only a 15 mile round trip to work.
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    No, but I probably should.

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    no bro caps kirk cycles or a sachs cap or my old keith herring cap with a cyclist on it
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    I didn't wear one today. Kind of liberating, yet unsafe.

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    I never had a use for a helmet [never fell and hit my head] but with the type of riding I do, it's good.
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    yes, I wear a helmet. I had a bad accident a few years back and if I had landed a few inches differently I'm sure I would have cracked my skull open and spit brain all over the street. If cars are involved in my ride, I always wear a helmet. I think it's stupid not to wear one, honestly. Too many cyclists have died my city just this past year that probably could have survived if they just got over their hang-ups and put a damn helmet on.

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    It doesn't even weigh that much either
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markok765 View Post
    Should I get a cycling helmet? Or is the snowboarding one fine?
    For safety it's probably fine. Cycling helmets have lots of vents for comfort, if you don't get hot in your helmet, I wouldn't worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post
    For safety it's probably fine. Cycling helmets have lots of vents for comfort, if you don't get hot in your helmet, I wouldn't worry about it.
    It's actually nice, because it protects my head from rain! It is heavier than normal helmets, but has almost a inch of padding everywhere.
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    Yes, always, no matter what the distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveTurkey View Post
    Yes, always, no matter what the distance.
    I sometimes don't wear one if it's only a few blocks.
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    Not wearing a helmet makes me more aware of my surroundings. I find myself anticipating the hardness of concrete 50 or 100 feet in front of me, it's almost a zen-like connection between my face and the pavement.

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    Sometimes I let the wind fly through my hair for the 3 blocks to the post office in a residential (yet city) neighborhood.

    If I go further, I always put one on.

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    i dont always but when i do i have a cheap bell solar taht works pretty well

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    I always wear one - whenever I'm riding more than a few metres really. Only rare times when I'm testing something briefly or just feel like trackstanding in my drive, then I'll just put a cap on.

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    yup. A bell xray

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    Quote Originally Posted by slopvehicle View Post
    Not wearing a helmet makes me more aware of my surroundings. I find myself anticipating the hardness of concrete 50 or 100 feet in front of me, it's almost a zen-like connection between my face and the pavement.
    maybe you'll reach Satori when you're forehead is split open by an idiot driver.

    I am confident in my riding ability, but not in the driving ability of others. that's why I wear a helmet.

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    Yes, Giro Atmos...why? Just in case I happen to use my head to brake the fall.
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