My buddy in high school went down in a 3/4 and knocked out teeth/ground part of his chin off. Pointed out to me that a full coverage helmet was the only way to go. First helmet was a Bell Star. Felt like Darth Vader helmet. Compared to today's helmets, it was.
I want a dull black skull cap so bad and then watch this scooter rider skid, with the front wheel at an angle, into a car in a traffic jam in front of my house. The helmet hits the ground, rolls up on the side of his head and the side of his head/face hits the ground. This was slowing down from 10 mph. He was surprised by the car stopping in front of so abruptly. He had stopped moving forward at this point and just hit the ground.
I rode in my home state, where the helmet law was repealed, for a day without one. Just sunglasses and earplugs. It all came back to me. Memories of sand off the back of trucks, pebbles flung up by car tires, June bugs to the forehead and adam's apple. Don't forget the seeds/live bugs to closed and open mouth, nose and cheeks when I rode with a 3/4 back in the 80's.
Taking a full coverage back with me for vacation this year. I have three full coverage helmets road for use here: Repsol colors, hi-viz yellow for rain days and flat black for the Fury.
2013 Blacked out Red with Metzeler 880's!/"V"design license plate frame/chrome oil dipstick/black reflective rim strips/spiegler brake lines/Vesrah Brake Pads/Honda cycle cover/Low and Mean Low Rider and stock seats reworked by Astech/EarthX battery/xenondepot.com H4 LED motorcycle headlight kit/Glen's CPR mod/EFM Auto Clutch(clutch lever use: none)/VN Custom fairing/MotoGateway backrest/luggage rack.
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