QUOTE (RedMist @ Nov 12 2011, 08:15 PM)
IMO. Whether it's a motorcycle or bicycle. A helmet should be worn all the time, every time. I actually think there should be a push for full face in dirt/park. I don't buy into the "thinning of the herd" theory.
My 10 yr old wears his full face when he rides his bike at the skate/bike park. He used to wear only his skate helmet, but after he face planted on the concrete and sustained a Rocky Babloa eye - he wears the full face. There are other kids who ask him "why you wearing that big helmet?" and I tell him to tell the kids because "I broke an eye socket wearing that flimsy skate helmet". That usually shuts them up.