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Old 05-23-08, 05:43 PM   #1
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Do you wear a helmet?

If so, what kind? And why?

I wear a snowboarding helmet. I mountain bike and ride a road bike in the city.
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Old 05-23-08, 05:45 PM   #2
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Bell Aquilla. Why? Because I can't afford to live the life that I want with a TBI.
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Old 05-23-08, 05:45 PM   #3
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I wear a bicycling helmet.
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this is the ssfg forum fyi.

and yes. i wear a snowboarding helmet when i snowboard and i wear a cycling helmet when i cycle.
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Old 05-23-08, 05:47 PM   #5
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yes. giro ionos.
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Old 05-23-08, 05:50 PM   #6
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this is the ssfg forum fyi.

and yes. i wear a snowboarding helmet when i snowboard and i wear a cycling helmet when i cycle.
Should I get a cycling helmet? Or is the snowboarding one fine?
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Old 05-23-08, 05:53 PM   #7
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I have 2 Bell Sweep R. A red and a blue to match different jerseys.

I only wear them on my road bike. I almost never wear one during the week on my fixed. It's only a 15 mile round trip to work.
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Old 05-23-08, 06:02 PM   #8
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No, but I probably should.
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no bro caps kirk cycles or a sachs cap or my old keith herring cap with a cyclist on it
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Old 05-23-08, 06:07 PM   #10
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I didn't wear one today. Kind of liberating, yet unsafe.
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Old 05-23-08, 06:11 PM   #11
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I never had a use for a helmet [never fell and hit my head] but with the type of riding I do, it's good.
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yes, I wear a helmet. I had a bad accident a few years back and if I had landed a few inches differently I'm sure I would have cracked my skull open and spit brain all over the street. If cars are involved in my ride, I always wear a helmet. I think it's stupid not to wear one, honestly. Too many cyclists have died my city just this past year that probably could have survived if they just got over their hang-ups and put a damn helmet on.
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Old 05-23-08, 06:15 PM   #13
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It doesn't even weigh that much either
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Old 05-23-08, 06:19 PM   #14
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Should I get a cycling helmet? Or is the snowboarding one fine?
For safety it's probably fine. Cycling helmets have lots of vents for comfort, if you don't get hot in your helmet, I wouldn't worry about it.
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For safety it's probably fine. Cycling helmets have lots of vents for comfort, if you don't get hot in your helmet, I wouldn't worry about it.
It's actually nice, because it protects my head from rain! It is heavier than normal helmets, but has almost a inch of padding everywhere.
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Yes, always, no matter what the distance.
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Old 05-23-08, 06:40 PM   #17
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Yes, always, no matter what the distance.
I sometimes don't wear one if it's only a few blocks.
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Not wearing a helmet makes me more aware of my surroundings. I find myself anticipating the hardness of concrete 50 or 100 feet in front of me, it's almost a zen-like connection between my face and the pavement.
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Old 05-23-08, 06:48 PM   #19
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Old 05-23-08, 06:54 PM   #20
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Sometimes I let the wind fly through my hair for the 3 blocks to the post office in a residential (yet city) neighborhood.

If I go further, I always put one on.
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Old 05-23-08, 08:00 PM   #21
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i dont always but when i do i have a cheap bell solar taht works pretty well
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Old 05-23-08, 08:04 PM   #22
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I always wear one - whenever I'm riding more than a few metres really. Only rare times when I'm testing something briefly or just feel like trackstanding in my drive, then I'll just put a cap on.
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yup. A bell xray
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Not wearing a helmet makes me more aware of my surroundings. I find myself anticipating the hardness of concrete 50 or 100 feet in front of me, it's almost a zen-like connection between my face and the pavement.
maybe you'll reach Satori when you're forehead is split open by an idiot driver.

I am confident in my riding ability, but not in the driving ability of others. that's why I wear a helmet.
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Yes, Giro Atmos...why? Just in case I happen to use my head to brake the fall.
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