I've never worn a bike helmet
I used to wear a helmet, but have stopped
I've always worn a helmet
I didn't wear a helmet, but now do
I sometimes wear a helmet depending on the conditions
Just checking in... are people trying to talk other people out of a helmet? Or are people just saying they don't need a helmet, leave me alone? I wear a helmet because I'm going bald on top of my head and my ball cap doesn't stay on at 45mph.
With a side of "I don't need a helmet, leave me alone."
I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.
I would like to take the next few moments and be insulting to everyone, but no one in particular.
You all suffer from symbolic oedipal anxiety combined with defensive infantile fantasies and fixated neurotic processing over helmets. Your mothers were hamsters and your fathers smelt of elderberries, you bunch of dweeby lunatics who have delusions about being the degenerate fruit baskets you all are, in addition to being cross dressing dysfunctional buffoons riding around in those bibs you bunch of wrinkly rejects.
And I leave you with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF3kAoLusAg
I thought I would relieve the nauseating boredom a bit.
And I suppose I disdain folks so dense they can't tell the difference between disdain for helmet wearers vs. disdain for the above kind of folks who also happen to be wearing helmets.
Hope that helps clear things up for you.
I don't know anyone who has simply called someone an idiot for wearing a helmet and nothing more. I think nearly, if not everyone, talking about helmet limitations fully admit that there are some situations where they may be helpful. As I said, I even wear one in some limited situations.
Meanwhile, and what the real point of the quoted text was, people are being insanely hypocritical by willingly sacrificing their own optimum safety (by not choosing optimal helmets for safety) and then proceeding to deride people who make a similar decision and decide to forgo one altogether. "Organ donor" or "Darwin candidate" seems to be mentioned a lot about people who just choose not to use one.
And if you've never been lectured about not wearing a helmet, you haven't not worn one often . I've been lectured at from cyclists on the MUP, to coworkers as I walk the bike in, to self appointed safety-police of the Internet.
Last edited by sudo bike; 06-10-12 at 06:54 AM.
"The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind. I love the bicycle. I always have. I can think of no sincere, decent human being, male or female, young or old, saint or sinner, who can resist the bicycle."
- William Saroyan
So are egotistical people that think they know everything!!!
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I think this conversation may have taken a turn for the worse, lol. There's no reason to be hostile over someone else's personal protection. Please, save the hostility for the lazy driver that is not watching where he is going and claims he 'didn't see you' despite all your reflective gear.
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Mongoose MTB to beat up
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Maroon cruiser bike to 'take it easy'
Weirdly missing the point.
Regardless of the activity, people are not going to tend to use or prefer using closed helmets, including the "skater" types, for high-effort sport
Thus, Monster Pete's notion that the closed "skater" types might be better could be true but it's not relevant because people won't use them.
If people are using closed helmets (including the "skater" type), they are not typically doing high-effort sports in them.
(The fact that there are exceptions, such as triathlon helmets, doesn't mean that is wrong either.)
Last edited by njkayaker; 06-11-12 at 01:34 PM.
Thanks for proving my point.