ttakata73 wrote:I question if a cycling helmet will save you at those speeds since they don't cover the lower half of your head.
A bike helmet won't protect you at 15% of those speeds, and it's nothing whatsoever to do with the coverage. They simply aren't designed for it.
I guess from your user name you are 40 now, me too. I'll still happily top 100kph coming down any slope it's possible to do so. Once you get much over 60-70kph, the chances of serious injury are so high, adding another 40 kph is almost irrelevant. Though I do make sure I can see where I'm going, can see what's coming up the road and am at the back of the group. (So I at least know there is some margin for error on my part, as 20 riders have already cleared the way........) And I don't leave bikes with niggling faults either. I've seen a lot of people hooning down mountains, with buckled wheels, brakes that judder and pulse, bald tyres, indexed headsets and so on!ttakata73 wrote:When you get old, you tend to worry more.
FWIW, I agree with legs11, no way that's 130kph, 110 maybe. Which is still motoring.