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    anyone tour without a helmet?

    yes, no?

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    are there legal implications in any US states?

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    Never. In the U.S. bicyclists over 18 don't have to wear a helmet unless traversing a government reservation where they may be required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyisforhumans View Post
    are there legal implications in any US states?
    A list of mandatory helmet laws can be found here. If you are an adult there are only isolated towns or cities that have mandatory helmet laws. I suspect that as an out-of-towner passing through, the worst you would get is a warning.

    If you are under 18 then you should look over the list and see how it affects you.

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    No. I never ride without a helmet.

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    i never ride without a helmet either

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    I like my head... It's not a matter of if you will crash but when.

    It's up to you to decide. It's also up to some towns like mentioned above if it's a required item or not.
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    I rode up a looooong hill in the noonday sun this Sept. PArt way up I took off my helmet. It felt much better, but other than that I never do.

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    If I didn't wear a helmet, what would I clip my rear view mirror on?

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    If I didn't wear my helmet, where would I put my beer cans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclesafe View Post
    Never. In the U.S. bicyclists over 18 don't have to wear a helmet unless traversing a government reservation where they may be required.
    or in most of Washington State
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    Almost never, because how else would I obtain those neat patterns of sunburned scalp which allows me to pose as one of those alien humanoids in Star Trek?

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    I'm on my fourth helmet. None of the first three went quietly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyakdiver View Post
    I like my head... It's not a matter of if you will crash but when.
    I disagree with this sort of fatalism. You really believe that every cyclist is going to crash and land on their head? I don't think Heinz Stucke wears a helmet and he is still going strong after 300,000 miles. (Note that his worst accidents during his travels were the rare occasions when he was a passenger in someone's motor vehicle).

    Helmet worship get's awfully silly at times. So you "like your head"? Does that mean that you hate your internal organs or your bones because you choose to ride without full body armor?

    Personally, I don't think cycling is all that dangerous with or without helmets. The most dangerous thing is getting hit by a car, and often a helmet won't protect you when that happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor29 View Post
    I disagree with this sort of fatalism. You really believe that every cyclist is going to crash and land on their head? I don't think Heinz Stucke wears a helmet and he is still going strong after 300,000 miles. (Note that his worst accidents during his travels were the rare occasions when he was a passenger in someone's motor vehicle).

    Helmet worship get's awfully silly at times. So you "like your head"? Does that mean that you hate your internal organs or your bones because you choose to ride without full body armor?

    Personally, I don't think cycling is all that dangerous with or without helmets. The most dangerous thing is getting hit by a car, and often a helmet won't protect you when that happens.
    Did you read my post? Really read it? If you don't want to wear one... It's your head not mine and I could really care less what you choose to do.

    I choose to wear one. I may or may not land on my head WHEN I crash next. It's worth it to me to wear it.

    I'm glad you feel it's not all that dangerous. Continue doing what your doing.

    Still trying to figure out how you got helmet worship out of my short post.... but whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyisforhumans View Post
    anyone tour without a helmet?

    yes, no?


    I predict 4 pages in the end for this thread.
    Last edited by emperorcezar; 01-30-10 at 12:47 AM. Reason: Part of the quote missing

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    Never rode with a helmet, but a minor bike malfunction a few weeks ago changed my thoughts on that.... Now I always wear it.
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    The only time I have ever landed on my head from a bicycle accident, yes there was a car involved and not my fault, I landed on my teeth. I guess I should start wearing a full face helmet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeppinger View Post
    The only time I have ever landed on my head from a bicycle accident, yes there was a car involved and not my fault, I landed on my teeth. I guess I should start wearing a full face helmet?
    Ouch, what a horrible image in my that makes my teeth hurt
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