I see a fair amount of folks have helmeted up. To those rocking TSG downhill helmets and similar ones with the double D ring chin straps, here are the instructions for proper use (I had to dig around for mine)
I decided to stop being a hypocrite and candidate for worst doctor ever and wear my damn helmet every time, all the time. I even had the good fortune to drunk bid and win a NIB carbon fiber TSG helmet for 200$ on eBay… two years ago. haven’t worn it…yet.
I’m not an engineer and can’t argue with authority on which VESC is the best VESC or which urethane Jesus would approve of, but I like to think I’m a medical authority. Also as a former Marine, and now a doctor for them and their endless shenanigans, I need to add, WEAR your goddamn chin strap CORRECTLY.
I seen a bit of trauma here and there - shoes fly off, joints contort, and helmets go sailing if not secured correctly. You can’t walk off a TBI. And at the extreme end of injuries that don’t kill you, there are worse things than death. (Insert plug for filling out your Living Will).
I know there are some hardcore “live free or die” guys/gals with a fatalistic view on injuries/safety. I would just like to contribute to the chorus of voices already on this forum and advocate safety, trust me… I’m a Doctor .
…now for knee/elbow pads. I Should probably get a more comfortable pair than these issues ones from Uncle Sam.