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    Ride bike or bike ride? Hopper's Avatar
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    Wear a helmet hmmmkay



    http://www.madison.com/tct/news/index.php?ntid=133934

    To cut a long story short, this guys head was ran over by a van, all he got wasa concussion. Helmets are good hmmmkay.

    The most ******** thing about this story is that helmet probably wouldn't pass Australian safety standards. One of the tests is dropping a helmet upside down onto a spike, most Giro helmets have a vent right where they get dropped.
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    Aint it amazing how courageous human beings are?

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    How many times is this going to get posted? I know of at least five versions floating around this board

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    For what it's worth, it's the first time I've seen it.

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    Everyone knows when an Aussie stacks we do it harder than Americans hopper. Thats why we need tougher standards

    Well, i do anyway.

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    do you mean "hit" by a van? I don't see how a helmet could support the weight of being "run over" by a van.

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    There's no proof the helmet saved him unless they run over his head again, helmetless this time, to see if injury results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro
    There's no proof the helmet saved him unless they run over his head again, helmetless this time, to see if injury results.
    hmmmkay...

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    Damn, lucky the tire didn't run over his neck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro
    There's no proof the helmet saved him unless they run over his head again, helmetless this time, to see if injury results.
    A controlled test. Excellent idea.

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    Yow! That's part of what made me a full-face desciple back in the days of open-face M/C helmets. Got my head run over when I went down leading a pack on a 60 mph flattrack. Rigidity of the full-face sent me to the ER with what turned out to only be a mild concussion.

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    Sure, a controlled test. But not using a head fools, just the helmet. Bet it winds up flattened.

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    Wouldnt the skull reinforce the helmet?

    No, i think we need the head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal Fisher
    Sure, a controlled test. But not using a head fools, just the helmet. Bet it winds up flattened.
    It was flattened with a head in it, dummy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Not trying to be a jerk here, but I think it's been covered

    Why change now??
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
    Why change now??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
    Why change now??
    Because I'm trying to be the "kinder, gentler Raiyn". Don't make me put the black suit on.

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    You'd have to wrestle the role from Pete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flak
    You'd have to wrestle the role from Pete.

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    I bet Giro won't replace that one under warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetnsourbkr
    I bet Giro won't replace that one under warranty.
    Giro would be foolish not to milk the **** out of this. New helmet? No problem.

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    it may of been talked about, but it will never be talked about enough...i see people everyday without one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by supra25
    it may of been talked about, but it will never be talked about enough...i see people everyday without one...
    You see them dead or you see them out pedaling around on their bikes?

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