Warning – Just Another Cyclist is about to jump into the cycling helmet debate. If you’ve had about all you can stand of the endless arguing on this issue (and who can blame you really?) then perhaps you’ll find one of my other articles more to your taste.
I also want to point out that you will likely not walk away with a clear impression that I’m on one side of the issue or the other. I’m decidedly neither pro nor anti helmet. I wear a helmet when I ride if I feel like it. I generally always wear it on group rides more out of peer pressure (everybody’s wearing one!) or habit than anything else. I almost always wear gloves when I ride to protect my hands if (or should I say when) I happen to hit the pavement, and the helmet is kinda in the same category. On the other hand, I do not ride any differently if I don’t have my helmet on than when I do.
The main reason for my indecision is that I’ve not seen anything that would make me think that one side of the argument or the other is correct. I decided to do a little more digging into the issue and see what I could come up with.