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Old 03-15-07, 01:38 PM
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here's one for you to chew on...

i wish i could remember WHICH issue of Bicycling magazine this article appeared in, but the author told the story of a morning road training ride, coming around a wide curve at 35mph -- whereupon he collided with a deer! his riding partners filled in the blanks for him at the hospital, as he was knocked unconscious -- by landing on, and skidding on, the top of his helmet. the helmet split in two and shredded under the impact, and was used in a subsequent safety display which the rider attended. that's right -- no permanent injury.

i myself have had some crashes that involved more speed than described, always with a helmet, and have yet to show so much as a lump on this knobby ol' head.
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