I read the article real quick, it's cool. I just left a post at the Clydes forum, some dudes be-crying the virtues of 300 pounders on 23mm tires, kinda funny, I had to get out o' there then I happened upon this post. I'll read it , the other also a bit more.
So many cyclers in the video and so few helmets.
Will one of you guys please explain to me how a child learning to ride a bike is a "stupid" person?
All children are stupid, by definition :)
children without helmets will be stupid as soon as they crash and hurt their heads.
I've been reading references here to studies that say helmets may not help much. Then I watched this, and I noted that many or most of these unfortunates hit their heads hard. I'm wearing my helmet on every ride now, again.
Great stuff, I know I have a helmet out in the garage somewhere, maybe I should go find it.
Wow. I'm glad camcorders were less common when I started riding. I had a nice new cyclometer. I turned left from a stop, moving from one very quiet street to another. I was rather intently trying to find the current speed function. I found it a moment later than I should have. I remember seeing the event like this:
Hood of parked truck.
Fender of parked truck.
Right front tire of parked truck.
Yeah. Humble pie?
Yeah cause we all know as soon as you slap on a helmet you instantly become pro cyclist, urban warrior.Quote:
Originally Posted by Winter76
Really cool people learning!!
If at first you don't succeed....
Yeah I just drop my bike a lot... B:
American Heritage DictionaryQuote:
Originally Posted by GRedner
stu·pid (stōō'pĭd, styōō'-)
adj. stu·pid·er, stu·pid·est
1. Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
2. Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
3. Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless: a stupid mistake.
4. Dazed, stunned, or stupefied.
5. Pointless; worthless: a stupid job.
n. A stupid or foolish person.
American Heritage Dictionary
1. Lacking education or knowledge.
2. Showing or arising from a lack of education or knowledge: an ignorant mistake.
3. Unaware or uninformed.
[Middle English ignoraunt, from Old French ignorant, from Latin ignōrāns, ignōrant-, present participle of ignōrāre, to be ignorant, not to know; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.]
Children are ignorant by birth until they aquire knowledge.
All adults who put a child on a bike to learn to ride without a helmet are stupid.