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Old 09-19-07, 10:45 AM   #1
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Another reason to wear your helmet...

You never know when you might get attacked by a bear:

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Bear attack victim saved by bike helmet
The Associated Press
Article Launched: 09/19/2007 08:59:01 AM PDT

OLALLA, Wash.A couple of barks from his dog ahead of him on the trail was all the warning Anthony Blasioli got. An instant later, he was fighting with a black bear for his life.
Returning to Banner Forest Heritage Park for the first time since the Labor Day weekend attack, Blasioli, 51, told the Kitsap Sun it was only after he prayed that the bear ended the Sept. 2 attack.

In an interview with CNN aired Wednesday morning, he also said his bicycle helmet helped save his life.

"I think it did some help there because he bit through and got my ear. ... But the rest of my face is still here, so I'm glad about that," Blasioli said.
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Read the full story here: http://www.mercurynews.com/nationworld/ci_6937444
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Old 09-19-07, 01:37 PM   #2
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Now I feel a bit safer when riding on the trails with my helmet.

Can we use the helmets to head-butt bears too?
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Old 09-19-07, 11:53 PM   #3
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Kewl!!!, any maybe from falling stuff from the sky too who knows...
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Old 09-20-07, 05:23 AM   #4
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Actually, I knew a guy who used his helmet to deflect a punch from a road-raged motorist. They are for more than just spills.
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Old 09-20-07, 08:09 AM   #5
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Actually, I knew a guy who used his helmet to deflect a punch from a road-raged motorist. They are for more than just spills.
I've seen plenty of motorcycle riders do that. Good to know I can use mine for something similar.
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Old 09-21-07, 10:31 PM   #6
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Yup and i'm sure the woman who rode ALONE in (was it) Utah and mamaged to fall off a cliff would have lived if she was wearing her helmet - but wait didn't she have a helmet.

Thanks but no thanks, a helmet messes up my old campy cap.
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Old 09-22-07, 02:25 AM   #7
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Yup and i'm sure the woman who rode ALONE in (was it) Utah and mamaged to fall off a cliff would have lived if she was wearing her helmet - but wait didn't she have a helmet.

Thanks but no thanks, a helmet messes up my old campy cap.
Do you not wear your seatbelt too because of the 0.2% of accidents that call for escaping your car quickly?
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Yup and i'm sure the woman who rode ALONE in (was it) Utah and mamaged to fall off a cliff would have lived if she was wearing her helmet - but wait didn't she have a helmet.

Thanks but no thanks, a helmet messes up my old campy cap.
That's a pretty idiotic statement.

So I guess seatbelts, airbags, ABS brakes and so on are all invalid because once in a blue moon someone happens to drive off a cliff and still kill themselves despite all the safety gear in a car?

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