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Old 08-25-08, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Zeuser View Post
You pay attention. This thread is about bike helmets, not hockey. I think the whole bike helmet on the BMX bikes is much more relevant.


No

A question was asked and it needed an answer, plus it proved a point. Field Hockey uses wooden sticks, they are hard and can cause some serious hurt if you get clobbered by one.
Yet the protective gear is utterly minimal.

When I see people riding like they do at high level BMX events on the street, then I might consider them not wearing protective headgear a little dumb.

But given most cyclists ride along the road, both wheels firmly planted on the road surface, protective gear is just, well useless.

Much more useful is sticking a basket on the right side of your bike (or left if you're one of these crazy people that right on the right hand side of the road, utter nutters if you ask me)

Why's it more useful than a helmet?
People give you much more space when passing, so your basket doesn't scratch their paintwork.
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