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Old 03-15-07, 04:12 PM
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here's one for you o chew on too.

Remember Marco Pantani descending and crashing head first @ 70(?) kph into a car that somehow made it onto the course? No helmet and he survived too? How about Manuel Sonora? Helmet worn, died anyway.

Point is, everybody has a story, and there's no way to give each one a particular validity because too much happens in each circumstance and there is just not enough information about the instance to make a sound judgement.

You can look at how a helmet is made, what the parameters of brain injury are and what happens when a collsion occurs.

You can look at large groups over time wearing and not wearing and see if there are any differences.

The topic is very inconclusive. Do some reading, start with wikipedia, keep an open mind, there are rarely magic bullets.
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