My east coast riding buddy just sent me this shot he took while I was being questioned by a LEO in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta back in August of this year. No, I wasn't speeding, and no, I wasn't smuggling discount American KTM parts. I was riding the 1 block from the gas station to the hotel... without my helmet on. The only time on the whole trip I didn't have it on, too. No ticket, but he did feel the need to lecture me at length about Canada's laws. After the formalities were out of the way, he lightened up a lot and asked me about the bike. Then, as a last word, he says to me, "If you saw what I see every day in this area, you wouldn't even ride around your back yard without a helmet on. The people here drive like shit!"