If you’re riding in Victoria, Australia, you need to know that your helmet could get you into serious trouble with the law right now. Victoria Police are actively targeting riders with tinted helmet visors and the charge they’re putting forward is “riding without a helmet” which carries an on-the-spot fine of $295 and loss of three demerit points.
If you read my post about Numbness in my fingers while riding you'll know I requested a pair of QWI Nerve Protection Motorcycle Gloves from the USA to see if they'd help.
Many years ago, I owned a pair of waxed cotton overgloves and a pair of waxed cotton overboots. I also had the waxed cotton version of the Dri-Rider jacket, by the way. Showing my age here.
I really miss my overgloves and overboots. I could throw them on in heavy rain and keep my gloves and boots dry. Gloves take up to a week to dry out after heavy rain and boots can take a few days too.
Think you know what a motorcycle helmet can and can’t do for you? Take the quiz. From the August 2000 issue of Motorcycle Cruiser magazine. By Art Friedman.
TRUE OR FALSE?
1. Motorcycle helmets cause neck injuries.
2. Because of a helmet’s limited ability to absorb impact energy, it can’t protect you if you have a motorcycle accident over 20 mph.
3. The shell is a helmet’s most important component.