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    If there is anybody at this website that doesn't wear a helmet, please tell me, that way I know if I'm talking to an idiot. 62% of all bicycle related deaths are the result of no helmet. Get a clue, and protect your coconut.

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    Now that is constructive!

    BTW I am a big helmet fan for cycling and skiing....
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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    Helmets will prevent certain head injuries (the reason I wear one), but offer no substitute for sensible cycling.

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    Originally posted by fubar5
    62% of all bicycle related deaths are the result of no helmet. Get a clue, and protect your coconut.
    If we can assume from your figures that 62% of bicycling deaths were caused by not wearing helmets, can we assume that 38% of the deaths were caused by wearing helmets?

    As your high school science teacher probably taught you, be careful how you interpret data.

    AH, I'm just giving you the rasberries. I always wear a helmet too.
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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    Originally posted by mike


    If we can assume from your figures that 62% of bicycling deaths were caused by not wearing helmets,
    I think Mike has raised an interesting little quandry here. Does this all mean that only 38% of bicycle deaths were caused by crashes? And how does one classify the fatal crashes where the dude didn't wear a helmet? and...

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    Originally posted by mike
    If we can assume from your figures that 62% of bicycling deaths were caused by not wearing helmets, can we assume that 38% of the deaths were caused by wearing helmets?
    The best way to go at this one might be to gather data on the percentage of crash survivors who wore helmets compared with the percentage of crash survivors who wore lycra.

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    Originally posted by Chris L
    Helmets will prevent certain head injuries (the reason I wear one), but offer no substitute for sensible cycling.
    Wear a helmet. Cycle sensibly. Do it all.

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    I've only had two crashes worth mentioning, (both endos), but both times I felt my head bounce off the ground. I'm a believer!
    If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough...

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    Sumanitu taka owaci LittleBigMan's Avatar
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    Reminds me of Mohammed Ali. Even when you walk away from an accident, if you get your cranium pummeled often enough it may cause problems later on.

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