I put this in General because as helmet saved my noodle this morning on a ride and I didn't think it fit real well anywhere else. Complacency or S.A.(situational awareness) as Andy likes to call it got me. Doing the same ride we have done many times before. It was a bit more windy today and I was kinda in my "zone" just pedaling along behind Andy not paying a whole lot of attention and then it happened ! I would like to blame it on the road conditions or Andy slowing just a skosh, but what it comes down to was me! I was just not paying full attention. I looked up and had no where to go except to Andy's right which was off the road and just could not maintain control through the drop off and loose gravel. I crashed to my left back towards the road rolling into the center of the lane. Water bottles rolling all over, shades in the middle of the road and my shoulder killing me. I stood there stuned for a second and realized I was in the middle of the lane and THANK god 1. for the helmet I was wearing since i t was now busted all to crap and 2. the driver of the vehicle behind us was paying attention and stopped to make sure I was all right ! I truly believe the helmet saved me from either a cracked noodle or at the very least a nasty bloody mess ! I finished the ride with a new perspective on riding, safety and the fact that not all motorist are bad !! Have a GREAT day, I am !