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Old 12-05-06, 01:26 PM   #1
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Helmet Statistics

I am doing a project for my Statistic class and would like to ask fellow BF members if they wear a helmet and what type of biking do you do the most?


My time is short for this project and your responses will be greatly appreciated.

My response:
1. I wear a helmet
2. I ride mostly bike trails and roads.

Edit: My reason for this subject. I went bicycling in Manila with BF member Boyet and he asked me if I took a bike helmet with me everywhere I went. My answer was yes and this got me to thinking how many other BF members do the same.
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1. Yes, I wear a helmet.
2. I bike mostly on city streets, and the occasional bike path.
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Old 12-05-06, 01:28 PM   #3
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1. I wear a helmet
2. I ride mostly bike trails and roads.
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Old 12-05-06, 01:29 PM   #4
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Would a moderator correct my spelling of helmit to helmet in the title? I will blame it on jet lag!! LOL.
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Old 12-05-06, 01:42 PM   #5
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Yes I wear a helmet. I cycle in the city. Ditto for my wife.
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Old 12-05-06, 01:42 PM   #6
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The easy way to do this is with the poll feature.
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Old 12-05-06, 01:51 PM   #7
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I am doing a project for my Statistic class and would like to ask fellow BF members if they wear a helmet and what type of biking do you do the most?
Are you also doing a class in statistical biases?
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I wear a Helmet.
I mainly ride streets.

I find a Helmet far more important on MUPs than I do on the street. I've seen far more low speed yet serious consequence accidents on the paths, even though I ride a lot more on streets.
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Old 12-05-06, 01:59 PM   #9
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Are you also doing a class in statistical biases?

I was thinking this too...
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Old 12-05-06, 02:27 PM   #10
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Are you also doing a class in statistical biases?

I wear my helmet even on the 3 minute ride to the neighbourhood grocery store. I don't get on my bike without it.

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I rarely wear a helmet.
The majority of my cycling is on the road, the rest on trails.
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I always wear a helmet.
85% on the road 15% on dirt trails
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I always wear a helmet. At this point, I'm always on a road, a dirt road, or a dirt shoulder.
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yes i use a helmet on every ride. ninty percent of my rides are country roads with some dirt trails.
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Helmet on all rides. My head has a habit of bouncing off of hard objects. I find the helmet keeps me from getting any dumber than I already am.
I now ride on roads almost 100% of the time, but used to ride for many years on trails and just rode on the roads to get to a trail.

Of course in the 80's I didn't wear a helmet....and neither did just about anyone else. Heck, we didn't even wear seatbelts and the only airbag in the car was the mother in law sitting next to you.
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I wear a lid always.

I may attempt to ride any on surface I can find.
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1. I wear a helmet except when riding in the city
2. Ride, 90% country roads, 8% city, 2% off road
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I always wear a helmet, road bike, all on the roads.
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2. I ride only on roads
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1. I always wear a helmet. I've done so since long before it became a policy of my club to require them on club rides.
2. My riding is 99.99% roads.
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Old 12-05-06, 04:30 PM   #21
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I always wear a helmet.

I usually cycle on the road...75% Street, 15% bike path, 10% dirt.
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I always wear a helmet.
80% paved roads
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1. Almost always wear a helmet (99%)
2. 90% of my riding is city commuting and errands
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1. Always wear a helmet
2. Mostly urban and suburban roads.
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1. On the roads I always wear a helmet. Off road rarely, although my off road is usually on empty dirt roads.
2. 75% road (commuting) 25% knocking around the farms around here.
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