When I was a kid we did not have bike helmets. We would slam on our front brakes of our 3 speed bikes and go ass over teakettle onto the pavement. Heck I was hit by a car when I was 11 years old. I had an old banana seat bike that I road everywhere on the Cape. I still have the front wheel of the bike. It was traumatic but not nearly as traumatic as this story.


Bike helmet crushed, but head fine

All I can say is holy crap. I cannot imagine having a truck run over your head and survive it. I guess bike helmets work.

I wear one now. Not because of the story, I’ve been wearing one for a while, probably after they started looking more sleek and less geek.

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No Responses to “Gear: Bike Helmets”

  1. Jules says:

    We never wore helmets as kids either! You’ve been tagged:
    http://www.campingcoop.org/2007/05/16/seven-random-facts-list/

  2. Cynthia Blue says:

    Wow, How scary. Glad he ended up okay. Helmets are great, just like seat belts. Seat belts saved my life twice so far.

  3. Jon Lee says:

    That’s a crazy story…
    You’re right though, more and more people are wearing helmets now simply because they don’t look dorky. Those streamlined ones actually look quite cool!

  4. Drew says:

    Exactly Jon, those old helmets were wicked dorky. Mushroom head like toad from Super Mario Brothers

  5. Dave says:

    It is is so true. Half of the stuff we did as kids is like banned now 🙂 We always were doing stuff without helmets, seatbelts, gloves, pads, etc. If it was dangerous kids would do it. Now of course we have swung too far the other way but Bike helmets are a must.

  6. Jason A Clark says:

    We never wore helmets when we were kids either but I think I’m going to make my kids wear helmets everywhere.

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