If you want to know what type of rider that goes without a helmet is? A candidate for: Darwin Awards: Darwin Awards
I confess, sometimes the Honourable Mentions
are almost more entertaining.
BTW, I always wear ear protection.
Is that really true? Well, I have 'spare
' ear plugs in every MC jacket - all 5 of them; in the pockets of my three pairs of MC pants; and yet another set in a Zip lock bag in the Zed's 'trunk.'
Scary, I know.
I ride in CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, & WY during the summertime (as well as the arid eastern potions of OR & WA), with ATGATT. These are all locations that regularly see triple digit temps. But I also wear 'Hot Weather' gear that one soaks in H²O, and wears under one's gear. I pour cold H²O into my helmet just prior to leaving. I allow the H²O to saturate the liner. My 'summer boots' are perforated Sidi, my 'summer leathers' are perforated Dainese (2-pc); and for extreme heat I have textile jacket & pants. And... I always wear a Camel Bak with fruit juice & Gatorade. Staying hydrated is absolutely essential!
With a little planning all this other stuff of temperature control becomes second nature. Oh, and yes, I wimp out and wear heated gear when the temp is cold
. Water proof
, not merely resistant, gear is essential, too. My home office closet is ¹/₂ MC riding gear.