Well I will go on the record that I always wear a helmet. That said, riding an ATV is just like racing a car or riding a sport bike. There is an element of danger, part of which makes it fun for me. Mentally you have to believe no matter what happens to you, your gonna walk way, because your such a tough S.O.B. they could not castrate you with a chainsaw! But if that day comes, and you are in a bad place, you gotta be prepared to pay that cost, sometimes its just breaking something on the bike, sometimes you just break, other times its the ultimate cost. Ready or not you have to be prepared to pay that cost. I am not saying not to have any fear, but do not let your fear control you. Its like my buddy, JHRRLD, on here. 1st time out with this Brute this weekend. Were going down this place they called the Widow-maker. Didn't know it was there till we got on it, and saw a bunch of people at the bottom watching. I made it down, off-camber to the left, 80+ feet up on the side of a hill, 2wd, 27" tires and a 2" lift. I get to the bottom and they are telling me your buddy is rolling. He tapped the front brake and it came over left, the back rack caught on a tree right there and it stopped on its side. Otherwise, it would ahve been all the way down. Bent the back right side of the rack, but other than that it was fine. We pushed the bike over and walked it down with 4 guys holding on to the corners of it. He told me when I picked him up to go on this trip he dreamed he rolled his bike. My first words to him after seeing he was alright was," Josh, dreams really do come true"!