Since we bought bikes in June, we’ve taken them out for a decent ride exactly once, when we rode about two miles into Downtown to the… 660 more words
A much recycled and repeated debate. This article is a usefully dispassionate take on it. Personally I wear a helmet when I perceive the risk of injury to be higher. This is either because I'm riding on road where pedestrians and people driving cars will do unpredictable things that I may not be able to avoid, or mountain biking when I'm out to ride fast and jump things. I often don't wear a helmet off road (sometimes on the same trails) if I'm riding with different intent and more slowly. On tour I very rarely wear a helmet unless required to by law.