I noticed that in 2 recent accidents - the rider who died on 8th Avenue in New West and the rider down at Lions Gate Bridge yesterday, both riders lost their helmets during the accidents.
I always thought that if the helmet was put on correctly, it would stay on during most impacts. I cannot remember seeing a helmet come of during any recent road races on TV where speed is much higher but equipment is top-notch with obviously experienced riders.
Any thoughts on why riders are loosing their lids... improper fit of the lids (buy a used helmet that may not fit with a used bike), the lid not put on correctly, riders not knowing how to properly wear a helmet, or just plain bad luck? I don't know if the local riders had full face or open face or beanies.
Just wondering why the lids are popping off...