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    What made you start wearing a helmet after not, but then decide to stop again?

    It had to be done.


    edit:
    ****ing ****ty thread title editor, hey BF guys, upgrade your vBulletin software or something.

    "then" not "them".

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    1. A desire to protect my head from injury.
    2. A desire to protect my head from the cold.

    JesseDuncan:I just love how "cars will be forced to cross the double yellow lines on dangerous limited visibility roads".

    I don't want to have a head on but oh god, I HAVE to fling myself into oncoming traffic to pass, theres no alternative!!!

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    www.theheadbadge.com cudak888's Avatar
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    The helmet didn't match my shoes.



    Start a silly thread, get a silly answer...

    -Kurt

    P.S.: Bragging rights for the person who comes up with a thread entitled "What made you start wearing a helmet after not, then decide to stop again, only to start wearing one once more?"

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    L T X B O M P F A N S R apricissimus's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by StrangeWill View Post
    It had to be done.

    What is this, Foo?




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    Quote Originally Posted by StrangeWill View Post
    It had to be done.
    Word

    This thread made me respond to a helmet thread after not, but them, I've decided to stop again.
    "It may even be that motoring is more healthful than not motoring; death rates were certainly higher in the pre-motoring age."- John Forester
    "Laws cannot be properly understood as if written in plain English..."- Forester defending obfuscation.
    "Motorist propaganda, continued for sixty years, is what has put cyclists on sidewalks." - Forester, sociologist in his own mind
    "'There are no rules of the road on MUPs.' -John Forester" - Helmet Head quoting 'The Great One'

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    At first, I fell for the propaganda, but after reviewing what I thought made sense, realized it didn't, so went back to square one.

    Aren't we all a little gullible to a slick campaign if we're not paying close attention?
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    www.theheadbadge.com cudak888's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    What is this, Foo?
    Ever since I realized that hardly anyone has an levelheaded comment of any intelligence around here, that's exactly how I've since perceived it.

    The only difference between Foo and A&S is that flamewars are accepted here

    -Kurt

    P.S.: Can I ask UnsafeAlpine about helmets?
    Last edited by cudak888; 12-08-08 at 10:23 PM.

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    Well, one time I was in Miami. I woke up there. It was snowing in Detroit. When I got home there were too many cars parked so I took my bike. It weighed about 20 pounds. The only logical solution was to wear my helmet.

    Wearing a helmet was not so easy on me. Calculus is way harder. I looked at the clock and it was time to eat breakfast. My weight coupled with the breakfast was equivalent to my net weight. The only lingering solution in the air came to me like a boomerang. Helmet, while it greatly cramps my style, disappeared into the thin air.
    Case closed

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    Give that man his doctorate degree!

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    I moved out of a city that has made adult bicycle helmets mandatory.
    Vehicular cycling techniques have not been tried and found difficult. They have been presumed difficult and not tried.

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    I entered a road race in which it was compulsory. Then I went for a ride the next day.

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    I saw a discussion during a stop on the trail one day where a helmeted rider asked another rider as to why he wasn't wearing a helmet. The rider replied, "A few months ago my doctor told me I have six months to live. I'm enjoying my ride this morning however I choose to enjoy it."

    That pretty much silenced Mr. Helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    ^
    Give that man his doctorate degree!

    -Kurt
    from Transport Xtra:
    http://www.transportxtra.com/magazin...news/?id=14073

    "Just over a year ago I started work on an MSc dissertation about
    cyclists' views of cycle helmets and the risks of cycling and, as part
    of that, I undertook a wide literature review. Although aware of the
    controversy about helmets, and sceptical of the claims made for them,
    I was unprepared for the overt bias in much research, with some
    researchers apparently reaching conclusions before starting work
    policy-based evidence making, as one observer commented."
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRA View Post
    Word

    This thread made me respond to a helmet thread after not, but them, I've decided to stop again.
    I responded to the thread, them, after not, them after stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by closetbiker View Post
    ...and a partridge in a pear tree.

    -Kurt

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