|What's the value of your life? |
Schwinn says at least $12,
and that sounds about right.
Still, get your wallet out dude.
So, there are lots of reasons not to wear a helmet while you ride your bike. They are all lame.
Since 1995, 90% of all bike riders who died on the wheel were not wearing a helmet. Consumer Reports says you can get a perfectly good helmet for just 12 clams.
As long as I'm on my little soap box here, let me just say this: There are certainly times when you want to just throw a leg over your townie and cruise to the bar without crushing that superfade hockey-flow. But almost ever bad crash I've ever had -- sober or durnk -- was helmetless, and in one case resulted in a serious concussion that probably ended my marriage, lost me a job, and made life miserable for about a year. Concussions! Not great, Bob!
Also this: Don't buy a CannondaleTeramo. It was the only helmet to fail Consumer Reports test. And inexplicably they don't care.