I recently rode through the Phoenix area. I wore my helmet the whole time. It never reached 60 degrees and yet out of 50 or so riders that I saw, only a couple riders had helmets on. They looked chili! I assumed that either they didn't own a helmet being in Arizona where the law allows "no helmets", or that's simply their preference which is cool. I'm from LA..... I can't imagine riding without a helmet because that's what I'm used to... but it got me thinking....... The next time I head over to AZ I might try riding around without one to see how it feels (when it's WARMER):newsmile078:. It looked "freeing" but yet.... I like my brain and it looks so...vulnerable. :wall Once we got home from our trip I was reminded of how many of our friends are being pulled over in LA lately for NOT wearing DOT helmets. $250 a "pop"! The city's hard up for cash so they're soakin' us for every penny. Politics! So I guess I have 2 questions regarding helmets, I"m curious...... Do you where a helmet at all? Why or why not? (obviously this would be according to your state laws but I'm curious about folks who live in a "no helmet law" state but still wear helmets) Do you wear a DOT helmet? Yes or no and why?