It’s been five years since I was sitting on the side of the road, unable to walk, and wondering what the hell did I do to BMW to deserve this.
It was September 30th 2010 and I had just had the worst crash of my life. Not that I thought of it that way for years, though I knew it wasn’t good.
However, I bring this up now not only to mark the anniversary, but also to note that I need to start looking at new helmets. My Arai Profile is now 5 years old and that is what all motorcycle helmet makers say is the shelf life of the foam that keeps your noggin safe should the worst happen.
This is a bigger milestone for me in someways, I have worn a helmet out. All my previous lids have been retired due to forcible contact with the road. having to get a new one because it got old is just… weird.
Good though, and I don’t want to jinx myself but it means I haven’t crashed in five years!
Let’s hope that I can keep that up and go another helmet (or 20) with out crashing.