I love to cycle, but I don't like wearing a helmet. The main reason is that I love the feeling of freedom and the wind in my hair. However, my cautious side usually wins and I end up wearing the annoying contraption just in case. So I was particularly interested to read this article which claims that wearing a helmet makes it more likely you'll get hit. Apparently drivers that see you're wearing a helmet assume you're a good cyclist and then drive closer to you than they would otherwise.