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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-08-16, 11:19 PM
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Posted By John C. Ratliff
I told you a while back that I would check in...

I told you a while back that I would check in from time to time. Here's a helmet study you should actually read, front to back.
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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-02-15, 01:30 AM
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Views: 146,585
Posted By John C. Ratliff
Once. John

Once.

John
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-29-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 146,585
Posted By John C. Ratliff
I-Like-To-Bike, It appears that you are...

I-Like-To-Bike,

It appears that you are correct. Here's an interesting quote from Oregon Attorney Bob Mionske:

However, there is a comment in Federal Court which is causing ripples in the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-27-14, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 146,585
Posted By John C. Ratliff
I kinda hate to get back into the helmet...

I kinda hate to get back into the helmet thread--it's been a while and I've participated in so many of these, but I need to call your attention to this website, because rydabent has a point:

I...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-29-14, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
I have my wife's Bell V1Pro helmet, similar...

I have my wife's Bell V1Pro helmet, similar design and same era (1980s), and it has a Snell sticker on the inside. It has been "retired," but I still have it around as an example of a hard shell...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-28-14, 10:37 PM
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Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
Actually, your intuition is correct even if your...

Actually, your intuition is correct even if your study is not. Take a look at a few newer studies:

This paper shows that children in Sweden had fewer injuries because of higher rates of wearing...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-28-14, 10:22 PM
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Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
It's funny that you quote this study, as it...

It's funny that you quote this study, as it states:


John
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-07-14, 04:53 PM
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Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
Here's an idea that may address the complaints...

Here's an idea that may address the complaints about bicycle helmets--the invisible bicycle helmet:

GE FOCUS FORWARD - Short Films, Big Ideas...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-04-14, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
Thanks for the quote. You need to be aware,...

Thanks for the quote. You need to be aware, however, that I am not aiming to change people who are arguing against helmets. Their minds are made up. But if by providing information to counter...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-04-14, 01:23 AM
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Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
Ah, but some falls will result in head contact,...

Ah, but some falls will result in head contact, and if it ever happens, those g-forces can happen without a helmet...I know that as a fact. My head was in this helmet when it contacted the pavement....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-03-14, 10:26 PM
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Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
You need to re-read the citation: Note that...

You need to re-read the citation:

Note that these were actual measured values, not some hypothetical. Yes, these values happen from a height of 1.5-2 meters, dropped onto pavement or cement. ...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-03-14, 05:56 PM
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Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
How about this study, from a more reliable,...

How about this study, from a more reliable, peer-reviewed source:



John
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-30-14, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 183,458
Posted By John C. Ratliff
I have two that I ride a lot. Here is my...

I have two that I ride a lot. Here is my Rivendhell Rambouellet:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76/yaquinaguy/IMG_1351.jpg (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/yaquinaguy/media/IMG_1351.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-30-14, 08:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,961
Posted By John C. Ratliff
I think we, as a society, are habituated to...

I think we, as a society, are habituated to driving, not addicted. There is a difference. We do not go through withdrawal when we sleep in on Saturday, for instance. But saying that, it takes a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-03-14, 03:00 PM
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Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
rekmeyata, I ride on three bicycles, my...

rekmeyata,

I ride on three bicycles, my Rivendell Rambouillet, a Trek 1420 and my Rans Stratus recumbent. It is the Rambouillet which has the Brooks saddle on it, and because I share my ride time...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-02-14, 10:24 PM
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Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
I second what Six jours states above. Saddles...

I second what Six jours states above. Saddles for upright bicycles is a very personal thing. I have used a split saddle, and liked it too. Mine has a thick foam base too, and is being used by my...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-30-14, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
Actually, the MHL "debate" is occurring mainly in...

Actually, the MHL "debate" is occurring mainly in Bike Forums, and not at the legislature, at least in Oregon and a number of other states. That debate for MHLs for kids is completed. Any debate on...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-30-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
Six jours, You above put into a quote of...

Six jours,

You above put into a quote of mine something I never wrote. Could you remove it from the "quote" and put it into your text (that last sentence, which was written by you)?

The...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-30-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
Response to Hitler analogy

To find something repugnant and insulting does not mean outraged. The three are slightly different. It is a copout to bring up Post Traumatic Stress Disorder when someone calls you on a post which...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-29-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
You know, Six jours, I have a test for...

You know, Six jours, I have a test for appropriateness. My Mom used to say, "What's good for the goose is good for the gander." (I know, it's an old saying, but being a history major I thought...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-28-14, 02:23 PM
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Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
howsteepisit, I keep harping on...

howsteepisit,

I keep harping on infrastructure because it is the best control for bicycling injuries, as evidenced in the graph I presented from the Bicycling and Walking Benchmark 2012 Report. ...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-28-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
If you'll look at the lower photograph, I doubt...

If you'll look at the lower photograph, I doubt that any of the avid cyclists who feel that there's too much emphasis no helmets rides a bicycle like these. These are upright bicycles, with high...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-28-14, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
Obviously, you have not held pieces of people...

Obviously, you have not held pieces of people during war if you think this is funny. It may drive home a point, but this kind of "driving home..." caused several of these threads to be stopped. I...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-28-14, 01:34 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
I-Like-To-Bike, I'd trade the bicycling...

I-Like-To-Bike,

I'd trade the bicycling infrastructure that is present in Gouda, The Netherlands for a helmet if I could. Instead, I must cope with a culture in the USA which promotes...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-28-14, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 378,226
Posted By John C. Ratliff
I thought I'd capture this one before you change...

I thought I'd capture this one before you change it...there is nothing respectful about this at all. It appears from the way you express yourself that you have never served in the military of the...
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