Helmet test Same discovery
[QUOTE=chewbacca;885141]After discovering that my lane was covered with gravel, and my bike no longer wanted a passenger, I went over the bars, did a split S and landed on my back. As I skipped down the pavement, I heard my helmet grinding against the asphalt. I got up and road six hours home with a sore toe. My head was just fine. NOBODY can convince me that a helmet doesn't save lives, it saved mine.[/QUOTE]
On my way to the Missoula rally from Texas a few years ago, I tested my $75. full face helmet in Yellowstone. I came up on some pea gravel at a bridge and then the next moment, my bike did a flip forward and I went skidding down the pavement on my face. I was fully protected with gear and came out with only a bruised thigh and a helmet with deep gouges and scratches. Most of them were on the chin guard, shield and front top of helmet. My bike lost its rs shield in the flip but didn't break it; I strapped it on the back and rode the rest of the way to Missoula very carefully. A cheap helmet is better than no helmet at all.