Same thing in NH, and now in CT where I'm working for the summer. I'm pretty sure Colorado has the same deal, I would imagine the rider in this article wasn't helmeted (older guys usually aren't in my experience). Personally I don't think there should be a helmet (or seatbelt) law, but I always wear mine.MarkWilliamson said:Since we have no helmet law here, I see these young, dumb and full of *** guys riding their "tojo-the-human-bullet" bikes wearing only sunglasses, shorts, flip-flops and a tank top. They sure look cool...up to the point they slide down Chinden Blvd with no leather on.
I don't hate on anyone for riding, but the risks outweigh the possible benefits for me. I'm invisible enough in a small car -- people change lanes directly into me, turn or pull out right in front of me, and things like that ALL THE TIME. I'm not about to make myself 10 times more invisible to other drivers on a machine that makes me 10 times more vulnerable to injury. All it takes is one soccer mom making a left turn in front of me, and I'm in bad shape.downest said:I understand why you guys don't want bikes, but you should try it out once. I've put 2 bikes down and I've come out fine both times. I'm not saying you can't get killed, I know it's a reality we have to accept as bikers, but don't dismiss it so easily.