Very real story; thanks for sharing that bro. +1Always. Everywhere, even when riding in states that don't require them. I've hit the pavement twice, once sent there by a deer, another time by a pickup truck, both times, the front facial area of my (modular) full face helmet was destroyed, face shield and chin bar totally ground down by asphalt. I had other contact points too, but, my riding jackets and pants handled that.
At no time in either accident did I have the time, or awareness about myself to think "oh, golly, I really was hit by that truck, I'd probably benefit by paying attention to my face's orientation to the pavement for the next few seconds". uh uh. split second "Oh Crap ! Then, in the ambulance, looking up at EMT's wondering which hospital they're taking me to. I heard about all the acrobatics and flying through the air from cops and witnesses, no recollection at all, so , sorry for the long tale, but, yup. Full coverage, every time.
That pretty much nails it but I stopped going helmet less listening for noises on a TW... It keeps me from sleeping. I do use a open face for noise listening and a full face for riding in general..Sometimes I ride up and down the street in front of the house without a helmet on especially if I am listening for an unusual noise or sound the TW might be making. I can hear better without the helmet.
But I agree with most everyone that wearing a helmet is the smart thing to do. I have been saved a few time because I had it on.
However, I absolutely detest the fact that the powers in Sacramento, i.e. the state government, have decided what is best for me by dictating that I have to wear one. I really really hate that.
This is correct. Some forums I belong to have a thread in the "off topic" section set to a subscribe only thread. Anyone can subscribe but you have to in order to see it. That thread is THE only place any off color posts are tolerated.JJ, there really is no downstairs section or basement. Folks like to say the off-topic section is where they should be allowed to say whatever they want ( vulgar, racist, hate mongering, you name it) without anyone being upset or the mods/admin censuring them. But when you log on and go to 'New Posts" to see what's new; those posts are right there along with everything else. So it really makes no difference where it is posted unless unless someone goes to a specific forum looking for something.