Sensible adults in making their own minds up shock?
Yeah, fair enough, I'm not denying anybody the freedom of choice... Their decision, I just find it odd myself!
Why would anyone have to agree to wear a helmet to ride anywhere?
Legal Reasons Perhaps?
Seriously though, so many places I've ridden have disclaimers about "everyone who rides these trails MUST wear a helmet" etc... You not seen them anywhere?
in 30 years of cycling, i have yet to land on my head when falling off.
I have, MANY times... Either poor riding, or trying too hard, who knows! But I've done it and been grateful for wearing a lid.
I love the way you "know your helmet saved you life" - what sort of helmet were you wearing?
Yup, totally destroyed a Giro E2 a few years back. Front wheel in hole at 20+mph offroad = flung over handlebars and landing on head in piledriver position onto ground as hard as tarmac! Giro E2 was in a poor state, but my bonce was in one piece... Went to the Doc's the next day, I had pretty severe concussion... Next 3 weeks (fortunately for me I was at uni at the time, and it was the Easter Holidays) were spent sleeping 18 hours a day with a very sore head!
Also come off in Morzine, probably similar sort of speed, wearing my full face lid, did a couple of tumbles, landed head first again... Don't expect my head would've looked too clever minus the lid!
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for choice, I just find it a bit odd that people will spend say £1500 on their bike, but not even £50 on a lid to protect them when they fall off! Or am I doing it wrong in that I expect to fall off my bike from time to time?