I always wear a bike helmet. My kids and Grands think I am a helmet Nazi. So what? I commuted with a helmet for 14 years. I had a couple of accidents in that time. And each one would have had the mashed turnip effect on my brain. The wife would argue it already happened! I also believe in lights to be seen and to see. I hate to see reflectors not used. My buddies at work said I made a spectacle of myself. I said so you saw me!?! Crickets........ I am still alive, to some folks' consternation. Be Well, SS.