Some of ABATE's causes do seem a little off kilter.. especially the no helmets thing.. I wiped out a few months ago and if I wasnt wearing an armor jacket and helmet,, lets just say I wouldnt have walked away like I did.. I had to replace my helmet and one of the shoulder pads in my jacket.. I was sore for a while,,but lived. I couldnt have imagined what my head would have looked like if it took the hit instead of the helmet... I would like to see them raise funds for free helmets and protective gear for young riders as opposed to trying to change laws in place for safety,, ie.. traffic laws passed in all 50 states requiring helmets same as seatbelts in cars.