Helmets are a good thing


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Helmets are a good thing

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Just a small collection of helmets that sacrificed themselves so that their owners might live unscathed:

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Just imagine the damage if those weren't being worn. I talked to an old biker with a destroyed nose-the results of grinding his face on the pavement. It was not a pleasant way to have to go through life.
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I too have one of these helmets. I just shake my head at those that think they don't need one. Some day when they least expect it, their time will come. Glad I had mine on. Just think. Shorts, tee shirt and no helmet = lots of skin on the pavement. Enjoy your ride.
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I also have one of those helmets, it is still with me, had to buy some replacement faceshields for it though.


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AZgl1800 wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:01 pm I also have one of those helmets, it is still with me, had to buy some replacement faceshields for it though.


why can't I add a picture here?
tried both Add File, and Drag 'n Drop
You should be able to just drag a picture into the text entry area of your posting, and it will add it to the message.
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AZgl1800 wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:01 pm I also have one of those helmets, it is still with me, had to buy some replacement faceshields for it though.


why can't I add a picture here?
tried both Add File, and Drag 'n Drop
Oops, too late for that post, Times Out, no edit allowed.

trying again, the helmet can be seen next to the median wall, it was on my head, but in the accident, it got pulled off of my head and the chin strap wiped my face cheek to cheek, and at the left eyebrow, it totally removed all of the skin and flesh down to the bone. a patch sized about 2" x 3".
( I really don't know, but if you look at the helmet, the modular front is raised up. makes me wonder if I forgot to pull it down and latch it before getting on the bike? )

This accident occurred 5 minutes from the time I walked out of the shower at work, wetting my T-shirt, and headed for home. In AridZona it gets well above 110* in the summer months. I was told by the Accident Investigator who came up to my hospital bed, "the EMTs were aghast, when they cut your jacket off, they saw your Phoenix Fire Department uniform and said "he's one of our own!'

3 minutes later, they had me in the ER..... if you can call it fortunate, the ER was 3 Red Lights and plus a half mile away.... and later I saw my documents, they were stamped in bright red letters VIP PATIENT.

Guess if you are gonna have a wreck, you better be employed by the same people who come help you.
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