2. A Helmet

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What’s this? Isn’t wearing a helmet the most important item you can use to protect yourself on a motorcycle? How can it be second?

We’ll get to that on the next page. First, helmets protect you from many things other than just the bangs on the noggin that we associate with their primary purpose. Helmets protect you from many kinds of unpleasantness. There are the elements: cold temperatures, rain, wind (with sand, no less), bug impacts, and even the sun (don’t believe this, just ask any sufferer of male pattern baldness). Helmets lessen the intensity of wind noise past our less than aerodynamic ears. Helmets are a force for good in the world. Be part of the club.