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are there legal implications in any US states?
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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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.
No. I never ride without a helmet.
i never ride without a helmet either
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.
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.
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?
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?
I'm on my fourth helmet. None of the first three went quietly.
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.
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.
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?