… to wear a helmet! This photo will haunt your dreams. It’ll be with you forever. It was taken after Andy got out of the hospital, still fresh off his accident. He was riding a route that he had ridden dozens of times when an inconsistency with the asphalt sent him over his bars and directly onto the top of his head. His helmet cracked in two and he walked down to the bottom of the road and waited for a car to pass. Upon entering the hospital, he had broken his neck and was moments away from being paralyzed for life.
Andy calls a helmet an accessory, I call it a mandatory piece of equipment, especially while on a road bike. Be safe out there guys!