Granted, and I respect all your opinions. I would never discourage someone from wearing a helmet, and try to make it a rule with minors riding on the property (in winter it's just flat out impossible, people can't believe we even ride in the arctic conditions of Manitoba). Maybe I'll learn my lesson the hard way, but weighing the options between feeling sick to my stomach or enjoying my ride, life is just a party anyway. We all die sometime. That's just my philosophy. I was raised barefoot and dirt covered on a farm, so maybe it's just redneck stupidity but it's MY redneck stupidity and nobody elses.