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Old 07-13-05, 06:27 AM
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tribe3
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Originally Posted by phinney
I really wish the people that think it's stupid to ride without a bicycle helmet would either stop riding or get real helmets. Bicycle helmets offer only a very limited amount of protection. Cyclists that actually expect to crash, like BMX stunt riders, don't wear bicycle helmets because bicycle helmets are inadequate even in the low speed crashes they experience.

Please stop kidding yourselves about the safety provided by a typical cycling helmet. And especially stop preaching about how safe you are and how stupid everyone else is.

I fully support anyone that wears a bike helmet. It's a great idea. There is probably an impact level were even a bicycle helmet will do some good. However, there are much safer helmets available. You've picked your level of protection and have to deal with the consequences. Please let the rest of us do the same.
At last some sanity in this thread
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