I tell my husband "All the cool kids are doing it" when it comes to wearing a bike helmet and they are! If you look at all the professional racers, they all wear one. Sure, almost every bike race requires them but still everyone wears them when they train. It was not cool to wear a helmet when I was growing up. I would find every opportunity, which were few, to not wear my helmet. I would usually get caught and would be grounded by my dad, so I usually just kept it on. I laugh a little and shake my head now when I see families that are enjoying the weather on two wheels where all the kids have helmets on but not a single parent is protected! What is the child going to do when the parent has a brain injury?
Another thing that really bothers me is how people wear their helmets. If you really want to protect your brain, wear that helmet correctly. See the following image if you need some help.
|Kinda outdated but it works!|
So even though helmets can be great traps for bees, they will save your head from damage! They aren't badly priced at $35 for a good helmet!