One Monday morning TIffany, a fellow office worker, came into our work area with her face scratched up. When I asked what happened she said she took a tumble off her bike while riding over the weekend. “Were you wearing a helmet?” I asked. Then there was a long pause before she said, “I was, but it flew off.”
It goes without saying there is no reason to put a helmet on your head if not secured properly. This also goes to carrying a helmet dangling from your handlebars—you might as well just leave it at home for all the good it is doing. It does not matter if you purchased a $40 or a $400 helmet, you are not protecting your head if the helmet does not fit. Here are some considerations on helmet fit:
After the first adjustment you should only need minor tweeks on future rides. This will keep your helmet grounded where it does the most good--on your head.
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