Interesting helmet discussion
I took the msf course this weekend, and was talking to a guy and his wife about helmets. Here's what happened. The wife dropped her shiny new harley helmet on the ground, and I made a comment about how she should be more careful with it. The husband said something like no big deal, we don't wear them anyway. After talking for a little more, he told me he was a paramedic, and the wife was an ER nurse. So by now, I'm like what the hell? I asked them if they had seen any bad bike wrecks, and both of them had, and had taken care of riders before. The guy said the only difference between wearing a helmet and not is whether or not it will be an open or closed casket. I told them that I always wore mine, and always would, but didn't argue with them about it. They were real cool people, so I didn't want to argue and piss them off. I was shocked though, that a paramedic and a nurse wouldn't wear helmets, and thought that they didn't help at all.