TonyR wrote:Manc33 wrote:Along a canal path at -3c I tried to get up a kerb not realizing every atom of its surface was ice, the back wheel slid, I went off to the left and hit my face on a tree and got scratches on my face, I was about 3 feet from falling down a big drop. To this day I don't know if I got KO'd or not but I remember having to sit down on the floor for a few minutes. I carried on the bike ride with a face full of blood and went past numerous people that didn't point it out to me. I needed a mirror more than anything lol. Needless to say I got a helmet pretty sharpish after that and never haven't worn one since.
Do you wear your helmet on your face?
I worked with a keen mtb rider who was going home after a ride and clipped a parked car. He smashed his face - broke both cheekbones, multiple breaks to the jaw, lost all but 2 or 3 teeth...
Yes he was wearing a helmet - it never contacted anything.
He was back on his bike after a few months - but with a full face helmet mandated by his doctor (quite reasonably given this dangers involved in another facial collision)