snobdr wrote:Its always a good idea to wear a helmet.
.... And just because you have a helmet on dosent mean your going to survive when the shit hits the fan.....
On one hand you say the helmet a good idea, on the other you say you won't necessarily survive; so what's the message?
The helmet doesn't free you from common sense. Both are advisable.
Long time ago, the advice to motorcyclists you could read on panels bordering the Swiss roads:
"Intelligent heads protect themselves".
Having said that, I confess I don't wear a helmet myself. A calculated risk.
Rule of thumb.
You want to show off near hard obstacles: wear a helmet.
You are are exempted if you are riding far from the shore, and are able to read the approaching squall to return in time accordingly.