To helmet or not to helmet – a constant presence

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Woman and her bicycle safety equipment

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Vest and helmet as the constant

“I did not wear a hemet and then I heard about a friend of mine who had an accident. And I kind of value my brain. So I spent quite a bit of money and got one that fits and had lots of ventilation. It took me a long time to get used to it because I used to feel claustrophobic. But now I would not go out without it. Funny, though, because they tell you sometimes it gives you a false sense of security and I go faster and I think, ‘I have a helmet on’ and if I fall .. and I go fast down these hills.”

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