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  • I've never worn a bike helmet

    178 10.66%
  • I used to wear a helmet, but have stopped

    94 5.63%
  • I've always worn a helmet

    648 38.80%
  • I didn't wear a helmet, but now do

    408 24.43%
  • I sometimes wear a helmet depending on the conditions

    342 20.48%
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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    If you move from the Netherlands to the US you have to get a license too if you migrate here. LOL, that was a great comment you made!!! The USA doesn't just throw an American drivers license at you just because you puff out your chest and proclaim you're from the Netherlands!!! LOL!!!!! By the way, no one can be learned anything, they are taught, something you didn't learn in your English classes...but you're doing pretty good with most English here. Moving right along.
    Dude, you are not the person to call people out for spelling mistakes. You should be a native speaker but your grammar and spelling are not good enough to call people out on. Furthermore attacking someone's grammar or spelling is a low blow signifying a desperate attack before defeat. This is know in the lore of the internet.
    Last edited by elcruxio; 06-13-14 at 06:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yote223 View Post
    Well Said. Might I add that I for one, prefer Freedom of Choice over socialist protectionism.
    This always interests me greatly! How does the average american have more freedoms than the average European. Just mention a few things if you will.
    'Cause to me it seems Europe actually has a lot more freedom than the states in all aspects of life.

    I have the emphasize that freedom can be considered by either in the terms of Hobbes's "State of Nature" (European approach) or the extremely naive "Noble Savage" by Rousseau.
    Basically can freedom better be obtained in a world of anarchy or order?

    Gosh, I got to get the rights for P&R

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    Quote Originally Posted by elcruxio View Post
    Dude, you are not the person to call people out for spelling mistakes. You should be a native speaker but your grammar and spelling are not good enough to call people out on. Furthermore attacking someone's grammar or spelling is a low blow signifying a desperate attack before defeat. This is know in the lore of the internet.
    You meant "known", right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tractorlegs View Post
    You meant "known", right?
    Well, I'm not a native so I'm allowed a few mistakes.
    And that is what I meant actually. Missed a letter

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    This thread is not about spelling. It is about the safety of wearing a helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
    wp

    It is off subject. Cars have their own safety devices, seatbelts and air bags. The safety device for cyclist is a helmet.

    I am not for MLHs. But with all the nanny state fools we have in this country, I wouldnt put it past them to require bikes to be outfitted with air bags. Wont the weight weenies go nutz over that???
    Bikes with airbags is great idea. But for upright bikes the bag would have to mounted in such a way that it would encase the rider completely in the bag.

    I often thought that car manufactures got the air bag thing wrong anyways, the bags should be on the outside of the car and not on the inside thus protecting the exterior of the car more from impact damage possibility saving millions a year on body damage. Make the exterior bag react by sensors just before impact and make it really strong so the effect be be similar to a superball...the cars would just bounce off each other. Boing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    You commuted 68 miles, Oh Boy! or BFD! since it is totally irrelevant.
    Bicycle commuting is the subject; NOT how far people commute to Los Angeles or anyplace else by any other mode.
    As is typical with you...you missed the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elcruxio View Post
    This always interests me greatly! How does the average american have more freedoms than the average European. Just mention a few things if you will.
    'Cause to me it seems Europe actually has a lot more freedom than the states in all aspects of life.

    I have the emphasize that freedom can be considered by either in the terms of Hobbes's "State of Nature" (European approach) or the extremely naive "Noble Savage" by Rousseau.
    Basically can freedom better be obtained in a world of anarchy or order?

    Gosh, I got to get the rights for P&R
    Don't Lecture me about freedoms. I have shed my blood in defense of this country and it's freedoms.
    Last edited by yote223; 06-13-14 at 12:07 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarinusMalmari View Post
    Last week, while I was euthanizing my grandmother's wife with an overdose of marijuana, I wondered for a moment, whether American Freedom isn't a bit overrated. I hypothesized that maybe many Americans are believing they're super-free, because a significant part of the population is dumbed down enough to mindlessly swallow any propaganda that is spoon-fed to them. Especially the kind of propaganda that contains intimidating big words they don't really understand when referring to non-Americans. Words like, I don't know, "socialist" and "protectionism" for example.

    Anyway, from what I know of it, there's is no difference in freedom of choice for transportation between the US and NL. There seems to be a difference in options to choose from, though, with NL offering the best and most extensive assortment of transport options. There's very good car, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, public transport is excellent, featuring trains, buses, trams, and metros. There's also lots of waterways, which I admit, is mostly a geographical bonus, and we even got them sky-planes.
    I could care less what goes on in the big cities! I will Never be living there. Packed in like sardines and surrounded by a millions Idiots. No Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yote223 View Post
    Don't Lecture me about freedoms. I have shed my blood in defense of this country and it's freedoms.
    Not to mention all the American soldiers who lost their lives (136,000 in Europe alone not to mention the wounded) giving Europe their freedom they enjoy today during World War 2, something a lot of Europeans have forgotten.
    Last edited by rekmeyata; 06-13-14 at 12:50 PM.
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    None of the last three posts have any demonstration of the number of freedoms Americans do or do not have. But this aught to be continued to the P&R section as they have nothing to to with helmets at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    Bikes with airbags is great idea. But for upright bikes the bag would have to mounted in such a way that it would encase the rider completely in the bag.

    I often thought that car manufactures got the air bag thing wrong anyways, the bags should be on the outside of the car and not on the inside thus protecting the exterior of the car more from impact damage possibility saving millions a year on body damage. Make the exterior bag react by sensors just before impact and make it really strong so the effect be be similar to a superball...the cars would just bounce off each other. Boing.
    I have this mental image of the freeway suddenly turning into a giant billiard table as the cars pop out the air bags and bounce off of each other, chain reaction. It feels wrong to laugh about it but it's a hilarious, true Brownian movement on a giant scale!

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    TOPIC!


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    Last edited by JoeyBike; 06-13-14 at 01:37 PM.
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    More topic action.

    Y'all see the new Smith helmets?
    Art's Cyclery Blog » Smith Forefront Helmet Review

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    More topic action.

    Y'all see the new Smith helmets?
    Art's Cyclery Blog » Smith Forefront Helmet Review

    Looks nice. I wish they had a picture showing a person wearing it, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post


    TOPIC!


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    You were talking about seat belts so cut us all some slack ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    More topic action.

    Y'all see the new Smith helmets?
    Art's Cyclery Blog » Smith Forefront Helmet Review

    Is that drinking straws welded together? Sure looks a lot like straws to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    More topic action.

    Y'all see the new Smith helmets?
    I prefer Smith and Wesson for protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
    This thread is not about spelling. It is about the safety of wearing a helmet.
    ...actually, it's about 320 pages now.........................
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    Quote Originally Posted by yote223 View Post
    Don't Lecture me about freedoms. I have shed my blood in defense of this country and it's freedoms.
    ...I know just what you mean, pal. I got some shaving cuts when I was served back in '69 that bled like crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elcruxio View Post
    Dude, you are not the person to call people out for spelling mistakes. You should be a native speaker but your grammar and spelling are not good enough to call people out on. Furthermore attacking someone's grammar or spelling is a low blow signifying a desperate attack before defeat. This is know in the lore of the internet.
    ...also justifiably famous in internet lore is:
    Quote Originally Posted by Modern rules of the Internet
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    Additional rules, same source:

    –Rule 8: The intensity of an online argument is inversely proportional to the value of the stakes at issue. (Sayre’s Law.)


    –Rule 9: The passion in an online argument is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available. (Benford’s law of controversy)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
    You were talking about seat belts so cut us all some slack ...
    I'd rather cut his seat belt just a second before impact, that should give him plenty of slack.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF4MIEkIBZs

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    FYI Im riding with a recumbent group tomorrow. It is a slower group and I will be riding my trike. AND even tho we will be riding slow on a MUP, I will still be wearing my helmet. Better safe than sorry!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    I'd rather cut his seat belt just a second before impact, that should give him plenty of slack.
    There you go again. Hoping to harm others. Dude, behavior like that is not cool. It's behavior for a five year old

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