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    Fell for the First time ever today.

    When I was 12 I got my first GT MTB and used that bike for 12 years until august 2009. I am now 24. In that 12 years I have never fallen off my bike even once and I also never wore a helmet before a few days ago. Today I put on my new helmet, went to ride the same trail I have rode hundreds of times before and I actually fell. Got some really nice scrapes on my thighs and palms.

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    Your helmet is cursed...ditch it.

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    Not even a scrape in 12 years?

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    You're not riding hard enough. You're wasting all of your best recuperative years. When you're 30, 40, 50 and you fall it'll take you 3 times as long to get back in the saddle. Take the chances now, while you're young, dumb, and full of...what is it they say?

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    Chuck the helmet, invest in gloves and a pair of levis.
    Ride it till it breaks... Then fix it.

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    Wow, first bail? I've crashed motorcycles 17 times on pavement. Cant count how much on dirt bikes. Cant count how much on mountain bikes.

    You should ride more, while I'll try to stop crashing.......

    drew
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    Ditch the helmet. : )

    Actually, I laugh when riders on the trail comment on my lack-of-helmet (I rode with one for 7 years). I always tell them "It's not my head I fall on when I crash"

    Of course, I probably just jinxed it.

    Can't count the number of times I've "shouldered" trees while riding, or snagged my old helmet while going through a low bridge on singletrack.

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    I have continually fell more and more, but have only tapped my Helmut once.

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    I've fallen more times than I can remember on the mountain bike and dirtbikes. Between skiing and mountain biking it seems like I break a helmet every year or two.

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    Ditch the helmet and let Darwin take over.

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    Did the helmet come with blood and chicken feathers by any chance?
    Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein

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