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    trying to explaine a bike helmet

    The last couple of days I have had my bike at work while my mini van was being worked on.
    One of my coworkers started making comments about my helmet."why were that goofy thing?couldn't they make one that looks better?what kind of protection could that thing possibly give,it only has stirofoam for protection."
    I tried to explain but soon I realized he just has no clue.and did not really care.just trying to jack me up.
    almost worked too.
    I had fun on it anyway on the way to the shop to pick up my van.wished I lived closer to work so I could ride on good days but oh well.
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    i hope your coworker doesn't read your post, you'll have a harder time explaining your spelling!

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    For those helmet naysayers.

    Should be a few quotes you can use in there. Having said that, I rarely try to explain anything about my cycling habit to the uninitiated. It really is a waste of time.
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    Chances are your coworker is a Nascar fan or at least has heard of Nascar. They use styrofoam to protect the drivers at 200 mph crashes. It's really amazing to see how little styrofoam will stop a car. Check out http://images.search.yahoo.com/searc...peg&no=1&tt=83

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    BTW: it's NASCAR, not Nascar. The word is an acronym. You Yankees call us ignorant?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselDan
    BTW: it's NASCAR, not Nascar. The word is an acronym. You Yankees call us ignorant?
    Well DD, you just fit the profile by assuming librarian is from the North with no facts in the profile and only one post to librarian's name. And no, this Yankee doesn't think folks who live south of the Mason Dixon Line are ignorant. Seems ignorance is pretty well evenly spread throughout the USA.
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    I hope you guys are joking, cause I'm laughing

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselDan
    BTW: it's NASCAR, not Nascar. The word is an acronym. You Yankees call us ignorant?
    Oops, I knew that. Sorry about offending my Southern friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselDan
    BTW: it's NASCAR, not Nascar. The word is an acronym. You Yankees call us ignorant?
    So are LASER and RADAR. Doesn't mean one has to always capitalize them.

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    Perhaps correcting spelling, grammar and the proper use of acronyms is a coping mechanism for not being able to do a track stand or ride the rollers.

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    Somebody mention NASCAR? That's cars not bikes ain't it?
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    Explain your bike helmet in terms that some protection is better than no protection. Yes, wearing a nascar full face helmet would be much safer than a bike helmet but come on, let's be realistic.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by librarian
    Sorry about offending my Southern friends.
    I wouldn't waste time worrying about that too much...it doesn't seem to bother them when the shoe's on the other foot.

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