Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Wear a Helmet
Today Fred got back his helmet and bike jersey he was wearing during the accident. The helmet doesn't look that bad when you look at it from a distance, but a closer inspection shows a lot of cracks, and the foam on the side of his head that took the initial impact is very compressed compared to the other side. His jersey has huge holes in it along his shoulders and back where he skidded along the ground. After seeing his helmet and knowing how badly he was hurt even with wearing a helmet, I hope everyone puts on a helmet when going out for a ride. Fred was going fast on a road bike, but it scares me when I see people on motorcycles riding down the highway with no helmet.