I am relativity new to the MTB world so be gentle. At the weekend I had an over the bar experience that I can't say I was particularly fond of. Luckily I only cracked my bash hat and bruised my neck and shoulder a bit. I am still not sure how it happened, I can only see out of one eye which did not help, I was also surprised how quickly it all happened. What it did remind is how fragile you are at 43, I am sure I used to bounce a few years back. To make me feel a bit more secure and offer a bit more protection to my eye and face in general I am thinking of buying a Casco Viper helmet. Because of my sight and the effect of speed I am never going to be hurtling down the side of anything or breaking any XC records, I generally like plodding around the blue trails and woods etc.
The important question is, am I going to look a prat at places like Swinley etc with a full face helmet on?. I am often a bit too worried about what others think hence the question. Or should I just think sod them and get one and keep the looks in tact.
Cheers in advance,