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    Sticky: Poll: 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...
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    Sticky: Poll: 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...
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    Sticky: Poll: It's funny that you quote this study, as it...

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


    John
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    Sticky: Poll: 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

    Enjoy,

    John
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    Sticky: Poll: 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...
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    Sticky: Poll: 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....
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    Sticky: Poll: 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. ...
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    Sticky: Poll: How about this study, from a more reliable,...

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



    John
  9. 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

    This is my Rans Startus, which now have about 12,000 miles on it....
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    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...
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    Sticky: Poll: 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...
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    Sticky: Poll: 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...
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    Sticky: Poll: 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...
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    Sticky: Poll: Six jours, You above put into a quote of mine...

    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...
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    Sticky: Poll: 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...
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    Sticky: Poll: 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...
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    Sticky: Poll: howsteepisit, I keep harping on infrastructure...

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    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. ...
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    Sticky: Poll: 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...
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    Sticky: Poll: 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...
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    Sticky: Poll: 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...
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    Sticky: Poll: 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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    Sticky: Poll: Howsteepisit, I was referring to the time...

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    I was referring to the time period, not the place. Being from Eugene, I think there are only a few times you would go to Corvallis, and that is when the Ducks are there! ;)

    This...
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    Sticky: Poll: Here is a photo of the cover of the City of...

    Here is a photo of the cover of the City of Corvallis' Bicycle Ordinance & Handbook from about 1971. I think this is where a lot of people who post against helmets want us to go. There is only one...
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    Sticky: Poll: Thank you for this post. It does provide some...

    Thank you for this post. It does provide some perspective.

    John
  25. The Alliance for Biking and Walking...

    The Alliance for Biking and Walking has a Bicycling and Walking in the United States Benchmarking Report--2012, and with it you can compare statistics on all the states.

    John
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