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Old 04-26-2012, 08:43 AM   #41
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Because a helmet is not a guarantee against injury during a head impact... hit something hard enough, even with a helmet and you can still take damage.

The 'why' ride w/o a helmet, is answered by the dog with it's head by an open car window.
There are no guarantees. There are only precautions to improve the odds. I love my dogs, but they also eat their own sometimes. I'm not sure I'd take their advice.

I have done a lot of dangerous activities in my life, and I have tried to maximize my chances by taking precautions and preparing for the worst. It's paid off. I've broken a lot of things over the years, but I'm still here. Seatbelts and harnesses work. Helmets, leather and body armor work. Automatic Activation Devices and reserve parachutes work. Yes, it's a personal decision. It's also a personal opinion and view. I've seen a lot of great people die for really stupid reasons. I've buried a few friends, some of them were quite preventable.

It's always sad when a valuable life leaves an unfillable chasm behind that affects everyone that cared about them for the rest of their lives. I wear my gear for myself and for those that love me and depend on me. Yes, it's a personal decision, but it's a decision that may well affect everyone around you as well.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:48 AM   #42
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The question was 'why' not "should I"... your dogs eat their own feces because of a dietary issue.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:22 AM   #43
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RIP to the rider.

Plain and simple riding without a helmet is comfortable and feels good. It's not as safe but it's a personal choice and a calculated risk.

Kinda like having unprotected .

95% I ride with a lid. But sometimes I like to pick the bugs from my teeth.
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The question was 'why' not "should I"... your dogs eat their own feces because of a dietary issue.
Point goes to Ulrich. I concede.

And regardless, I'll suspend my opinion and get back to the main point. A man is dead and people are missing him. Rest in peace and may they all find comfort in something that helps them to cope with it.
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