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View Poll Results: Do you wear a helmet?
Sometimes 7 15.56%
All the time 30 66.67%
Never 8 17.78%
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post #31 of 84 Old 03-05-2008, 06:36 PM
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You need to get out more.
I do go out A LOT (unfortunately) due to my work and commute, Delete. May be more than lots of people on this forum. :) I agree with Appy - depends on state, I guess.
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post #32 of 84 Old 03-05-2008, 07:19 PM
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I always wear a helmet even though my mom had to buy me a colorful cover to motivate me to wear it. And they have saved my life because I am always riding and falling off.
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post #33 of 84 Old 03-05-2008, 10:27 PM
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I always wear a helmet.

Why? Why wouldnt you? It only take one fall to force your family to care for a drooling human being for the rest of their lives. Not mentioning the seizures you will then have dozens of times a day, peeing and crapping yourself because you are no longer able to control your bowels and the millions you are costing health care.

....so, why wouldnt you wear a helmet?

I work in a health care environment where I pick up and see injuries cause by horses either on the ground or during various riding activities.

Those of you who decide to not wear one I truly hope you arent anywhere near me because the last thing I want to do is be forced to pay for YOUR long term health care expenses because you chose NOT to wear protective head equipment.

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post #34 of 84 Old 03-05-2008, 11:16 PM
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I always wear a helmet.

Why? Why wouldnt you? It only take one fall to force your family to care for a drooling human being for the rest of their lives. Not mentioning the seizures you will then have dozens of times a day, peeing and crapping yourself because you are no longer able to control your bowels and the millions you are costing health care.

....so, why wouldnt you wear a helmet?

I work in a health care environment where I pick up and see injuries cause by horses either on the ground or during various riding activities.

Those of you who decide to not wear one I truly hope you arent anywhere near me because the last thing I want to do is be forced to pay for YOUR long term health care expenses because you chose NOT to wear protective head equipment.

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post #35 of 84 Old 03-06-2008, 07:06 AM
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Why? Why wouldnt you? It only take one fall to force your family to care for a drooling human being for the rest of their lives. Not mentioning the seizures you will then have dozens of times a day, peeing and crapping yourself because you are no longer able to control your bowels and the millions you are costing health care.
Well said.. It's a statistics that number of head injuries reduced dramatically at the race tracks after they were forced to wear helmets...
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post #36 of 84 Old 03-06-2008, 09:28 AM
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You took the words right outta my mouth. LOL!

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post #37 of 84 Old 03-06-2008, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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Well where I am at I never see people ride motocycles with helmets.
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post #38 of 84 Old 03-06-2008, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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I always wear a helmet.

Why? Why wouldnt you? It only take one fall to force your family to care for a drooling human being for the rest of their lives. Not mentioning the seizures you will then have dozens of times a day, peeing and crapping yourself because you are no longer able to control your bowels and the millions you are costing health care.

....so, why wouldnt you wear a helmet?

I work in a health care environment where I pick up and see injuries cause by horses either on the ground or during various riding activities.

Those of you who decide to not wear one I truly hope you arent anywhere near me because the last thing I want to do is be forced to pay for YOUR long term health care expenses because you chose NOT to wear protective head equipment.

Cheers
You have your opinion I have mine. I don't like to wear a helmet because I find it gets in the way. But that's just me. My dad has been trying to get me to wear a helmet for a few years now. I just can't stand it. I don't know why. I just don't like them.
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post #39 of 84 Old 03-06-2008, 10:32 AM
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Well where I am at I never see people ride motocycles with helmets.
It's very possible that Ohio doesn't have a law saying that motorcyclists need to wear a helmet.

I do feel that people under the age of 18 must wear a helmet whether they like it or not. They are still legally under everything of their parents (house, rules, insurance etc.) But Once you're 18 and over it is just clearly their choice.

Along with my helmet, I also wear a vest. I have seen many friends of mine fall off and be able to walk away because they were wearing a vest. As soon as I got Vega, that was one of the first things I got.

While they may not prevent all injuries, there is less risk if you wear the proper gear.
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post #40 of 84 Old 03-06-2008, 01:05 PM
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I ride a helmet sometimes, but lately I haven't. If I'm riding inside the barn, I don't really wear one because I feel it hinders my ability to move, I feel restricted and I can't stand it. I'm not a hat person and helmets are about 10 times worse in MY opinion. If I go anywhere outside, whether its the pasture or down a trail I generally have a helmet on, there are days when I forget, and by the time I realize I"m way out there and there are times I just really couldn't bare to wear one but I try to make myself wear one. I usually only wear one when I'm riding in a saddle, because I feel less secure saddled than bareback, which is generally the opposite of how most people are.
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