Recently, partly out of respect for Bruce Rosar, I started wearing a helmet most of the time. I don't consider them as real safety devices, but they support the "responsible cyclist" impression.
Anyway, without digressing further (and let's not turn this into some helmet debate), while lost today in East Fort Worth, I incurred my first-ever helmet injury when some biting insect flew in a vent hole and bit me on the head. Anybody got experience taping up those vent holes to keep the bees out? Maybe a nylon stocking? I guess that last might not be too popular if I went into a convenience store. It might also detract from the "responsible cyclist" image.
Getting bit at the wrong time could cause a crash. I know I swerved about a bit before coming to a stop.
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