How long is too long with the same helmet? If it’s my helmet, it was 6 months ago. The bike helmet is the most important piece of equipment a cyclist has. Caring for you helmet is simple, but very important. Here are some basics:
- Wash your helmet if you sweat. Most newer cyclists don’t realize what a bacteria festival the bicycle helmet is. A little dish soap, warm soapy water, air dry thoroughly.
- If you crash, replace your helmet immediately. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t crack, you weren’t injured, the helmet looks brand new. A crash= immediate replacement.
Last summer I took a friend mountain biking. She’s new to the sport. She fell and crashed, and her helmet saved her from a serious head injury. She was traveling less than 2 mph, it was a freak fall, and it cracked her helmet in two and she escaped with a…
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