my first helmet was v1 pro, god that thing made my neck stiff
the helmets since then are so comfortable i usually am not even aware i am wearing one. Just so used to it.
However all the time i see guys climb a hill near my house with the helmet on the bars.
On a side note my friends and i always wave to other riders. It is not a big deal to me but some of my friends have actually turned and chased down guys and asked them if they are too good to wave. One day i raise my hand to wave to another rider and my friend says 'DONT WAVE" i thought i heard him wrong and then he explained the exceptopn to the always wave rule is you dont wave to guys not wearing helmets. But you always chase them down and drop them whenever possible( which we did)
Later i learned the reasoning was usually they were some cat 5 freds or some higher cat who thinks he belongs in europe. Or worse a triathlete
So as you fly by him you say just loud enough for him to hear "get a helmet"
and then you keep hammering so he cant catch on.
Its a pretty fun game
Once i saw a helmetless rider on a TT bike on some long rollers, so i u turned and chased , as i got close, i saw he was being filmed by a camera car. When i got within a few bike lengths i heard him talking smack to the car it was like a dream come true. I smiled at the camera and waved as i passed him. The guys in the car went nuts laughing and the guy got ****ed and tried to get my wheel. I must admit i had to push really hard to keep him from catching me, but he finally sat up after a couple minutes.
It was one of my fav moments on a bike