This weekend, my BIL was riding with a large group, without a helmet, as usual and a inexperienced co-rider lost control and caused a wreck. My BIL, Kenny, has 3 broken ribs and 6 shattered vertebra. Somehow, his spinal cord doesn't seem damaged. And somehow his head is intact. He thought he was too good of a rider to have an accident...but, most of us know it's not about how well one rides...it's more about the uncontrollable and unforeseeable. Hopefully, he will have a full recovery and time to think about protecting his head, which doesn't always recover as well as other parts of the body.