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Old 09-02-09, 10:14 PM   #1
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Helmet protects even if you don't fall down!

Was riding through the usual parkland path on the way home. A branch got closed to me (maybe I wasn't paying attention) and whipped my head! If it weren't for my helmet, I am sure I'd get a gash across my forehead! I better watch for that pesky branch in the future.
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Old 09-04-09, 07:10 AM   #2
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Hehehe, helmets can be very good things. I appreciate the protection against flying bugs, some of which make quite loud clacks as they bounce of the helmet.
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Also protection from goose apples. Those things can hurt...
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Yeah, I've had the helmet protect me from a few branches also. I just put my head down and pedal through.
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Old 09-05-09, 12:33 PM   #5
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I double dog dare you to go post this in the A and S forum. You would get inundated with scientific studies about how helmets offer no protection whatsoever, and how your anectdotal evidence is actually proof that there is no God.
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double dog INFINITY.

My laundry facilities are in a separate very tiny room. Too small for me to stand up in all the way and the beams have an annoying habit of smacking me on the head. When I park my bike in there, I leave my helmet on when I'm in that room, saved my noggin from a beating quite a few times. I wish helmets were cheaper, I'd buy one just for that purpose, my mom could use it too.
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Old 09-05-09, 03:00 PM   #7
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I double dog dare you to go post this in the A and S forum. You would get inundated with scientific studies about how helmets offer no protection whatsoever, and how your anectdotal evidence is actually proof that there is no God.

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Old 09-05-09, 03:26 PM   #8
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Don't you just hate how those JATs target cyclist and for no reason at all, smack them in the head?


JAT = jack ass tree
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Also protection from goose apples. Those things can hurt...
Err.... "Goose Apples"??
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