May 23, 2010 at 3:35 pm #26684ShamRock229Participant
Haha thats hilarious about the plastic bag. I wouldnt know what to think if I saw that on the street, much less what I would do if it happened to me.
I also forgot to add bugs to the list above…especially when the love-bugs come out. It’s unbelievable how many there are and I definitely would not want them splattered onto my face. It’s a pain just cleaning their goo off of my helmet.
And yeah, it is ridiculous! I ride down there every now and then to get from Valdosta to Lake Park. It’s not a bad little route, but that train junction sucks. To add insuilt to injury, if you do get caught there, you have to sit there while you drown in sulfuric air. So not only are you roasting while waiting, but you have to smell rotten eggs in the process!May 24, 2010 at 1:46 am #26688Sunny123Participant
Tks Munch ! I appreciate everyone’s comment but I do believe both sides will go on forever and it comes down to personal choice. Just like wearing your seat belt. I wear mine because it is the law in NYS but prior to this people had a choice to wear it or not. Seat belts do save lives but if someone doesn’t want to wear their’s in their own vehicle that is there personal choice…..and risk they take….enough said….tks eveyone for their input !!May 24, 2010 at 4:27 pm #26695WeaponZeroParticipant
While it is a matter of personal choice, relating it to seatbelts in a car is a bad idea that will give you a false idea of the necessity. The reality of the matter is that people learning to drive cars still probably won’t crash said car even in the learning phase. But going down on your bike is an inevitability. And during the learning phase, it’s very likely you WILL have a low-speed minor crash. Go to a half helmet eventually sure, but at least wear a full face during the learning months.May 24, 2010 at 9:18 pm #26704eonParticipant
I cannot comment on the relative merits of the half helmet models as I’m another FF only guy but I do ride with people who wear half helmets. One thing to consider is that apparently riding in rain above 40mph gets painful. So much so that these guys frequently carry a FF with them in case of bad weather. That just sounds like way too much hassle to me.
I would add to the concerns of riding in a half helmet without a decent size windshield in front of you. Just this weekend I had a bird strike at 60mph about the level of my chin but thankfully it hit my windshield. Even with a FF if that had hit my head it would have been bad but in a half helmet I have no doubt I would have gone down.
Just something to consider.May 24, 2010 at 9:26 pm #26705ShamRock229Participant
Eon 1 – Bird 0May 24, 2010 at 9:44 pm #26706JackTradeParticipant
what kind of design did you have painted? Have any pics?
I’m intrigued, as I don’t care for most of the “racer-inspired” (or whatever…they’re too busy for my tastes) graphics that come from the factory on helmets.May 24, 2010 at 10:40 pm #26710eonParticipant
Here is the result of that hit. Imagine having this on your face.May 24, 2010 at 11:20 pm #26712MunchParticipant
I had some from a couple years ago posted on here…but can’t find it….. I’ll take again and repost.May 24, 2010 at 11:33 pm #26713owlieParticipant
Ouch. That was a surprise…
Personally, as many bug guts as I clean off my facesheild, I’ll stick with a full-face helmet…May 24, 2010 at 11:39 pm #26715eternal05Participant
I’ve gotten hit by little rocks kicked up by trucks, etc. with my FF helmet on, and it still stuns you for a sec. But again…it’s your choice.
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