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Old 04-13-2012, 07:52 AM   #1
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Speaking of ATGATT....Another State goes Helmetless

Made me wonder how many out there in ADVRider land go helmetless?

http://www.freep.com/article/2012041...sey=nav%7Chead
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:05 AM   #2
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Let those who ride decide.

Good.

Now if only WA, OR, CA, NV, NE, MO, LA, MS, TN, GA, NC, VA, WV, VT, NJ NY & MA would do the same.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:13 AM   #3
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I lived in AZ for a while, and I decided to run to the store for a six-pack one afternoon, sans helmet. Never again. I felt too exposed, the wind noise and buffeting was even more horrendous (I ride a 950 ADV) and I kept getting sandblasted and bug-blasted.

I like my little bubble of civility around my head, the fact it protects is icing on the cake. Gives me the ability to concentrate on the important things, like going fast!

Having said all that, I'm with DAKEZ on this one. Let those who ride decide.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:26 AM   #4
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Good.

Now if only WA, OR, CA, NV, NE, MO, LA, MS, TN, GA, NC, VA, WV, VT, NJ NY & MA would do the same.
Why not MD?
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:33 AM   #5
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Why not MD?

Eh' no one actually likes Maryland.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:56 AM   #6
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Eh' no one actually likes Maryland.

Even the people that are forced to live there because their wives won't move to a more civilized state.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:05 AM   #7
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Even the people that are forced to live there because their wives won't move to a more civilized state.
At least you're up in Frederick... Much mo bettah than around DC!

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Old 04-13-2012, 10:08 AM   #8
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:33 AM   #9
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Why not MD?
Because I looked at the Helmet law map on a net-book and MD was too small to see.

For the record I wear a helmet EVERY time I ride even when I am in states that do not require one.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:48 AM   #10
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For the record I wear a helmet EVERY time I ride even when I am in states that do not require one.
As do I....I have become so accustomed to wearing it I feel odd if I don't. Just like a seat belt in a car...I don't have to wear one but I don't feel comfortable when I do not wear it.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:58 AM   #11
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i could care less who wears what... but. Please pick up your own tab for long term health care.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:12 PM   #12
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As do I....I have become so accustomed to wearing it I feel odd if I don't. Just like a seat belt in a car...I don't have to wear one but I don't feel comfortable when I do not wear it.
Same here.

It has become a part of my riding experience, and I don't mind that one bit.

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Old 04-13-2012, 08:42 AM   #13
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I agree with DAKEZ on this. I always wear mine but don't want big brother making the decision for me.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:45 AM   #14
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I agree with DAKEZ on this. I always wear mine but don't want big brother making the decision for me.
Another one in agrement. I always wear a helmet, but hate having laws telling what I can or cannot do. we need less government and to get our freedoms back.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:02 AM   #15
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Be careful what you wish for...

Somehow I think this whole helmetless thing ends up with lots of life and health insurance costs for all of us. Maybe even restrictions. When I say costs, I mean insurance companies invent a surcharge for motorcyclists or drop us all together regardless of helmet use.

Some insurance companies will not insure motorcycle racers now. It's not a big leap to exclude for all motorcyclists. Then what?
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