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    Thank you Giro

    For saving my ass today. Was heading down Boylston St. in Boston today riding close to the parked cars (too close apparently) when a little girl opened a car door. Couldn't react quick enough and clipped it and went flying. Besides hurting my elbow and leg somewhat, the back of my head hit the ground. Luckily I was wearing my helmet. Well that is to say I always wear my helmet. A nice crack down the back of it, which no doubt would have been my head.

    And this is my inexpensive Giro Transfer helmet that costs a whopping $35 bucks. First thing I did of course after a rest was stop by the bike shop and slap down another $35 + tax and pick up another.

    I will now really never understand people riding around without a helmet on. Bought that helmet in 2007 with my bike and this was the first time I really needed it, although there have been some tree branch hits before, but damn it's that one in a million ride where you might need it to save you.

    So again, thanks Giro!

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    Glad you're OK! didn't hurt the little girl or the door I suppose

    I rock my orange Bern skateboarding helmet everytime I ride trails or pavement!

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    I love my Giro Xar. I thought I remember reading that Giro would replace or offset cost if helmet damaged during use . . so checked it out. Here is what there website says:

    Does Giro have a crash replacement program?
    Giro is interested in your safety and in advancing our state-of-the-art in head protection. If your helmet is involved in an accident you may be able to get a credit toward a new helmet from Giro by doing the following:

    Send us:
    a. Your damaged helmet
    b. A copy of your dated cash register receipt
    c. A letter describing your accident (in as much detail as possible)

    Ship to:
    Consumer Service
    735 Pacesetter Drive
    Rantoul, IL 61866

    If you have any questions about this program please call us at (800) 456-2355 or e-mail us at . . . . Crash replacement program is available to U.S. customers only. Customers outside the U.S. should call (800) 456-2355 or e-mail us for information on the crash replacement program applicable to them.
    Remember: NEVER wear a helmet that’s been involved in an accident.

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    Oh that's cool, if it was an expensive helmet it might be worth it. I bought it back in '07 so this was probably it's last season anyways. I gave it to the guys at the bike shop and they promptly smashed it to pieces. Kind of wish I kept it as a memento but broken helmets are better off destroyed.

    I also had my bag with hydro pack in it so that probably helped me a bit too.

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