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Old 07-30-12, 01:27 PM
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How many helmets have we given away?

Over 5 years ago I got some advice here on how to organize a kids bike helmet giveaway. It doesn't seem like it's been that long already, but we've given away 500 helmets since then with this years supply being passed out in under an hour (I was glad we were so prepared too when I rode up to the event a half hour before the start time and found some of the crowd waiting for us to get there had been there for 1 1/2 hours already). Some of the others posters here mentioned doing this for a while too; how many helmets have the rest of you given away?
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Why don't you organize a bike rodeo instead, where the kids learn useful skills in preventing crashes? It seems to me that a helmet is even more than typically useless sans basic skills.
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Why don't you organize a bike rodeo instead, where the kids learn useful skills in preventing crashes? It seems to me that a helmet is even more than typically useless sans basic skills.

I get frustrated listening to some local cycling advocates in their zeal to get non helmeted cyclists to don a helmet, how they "cringe" when they see a group of non helmeted cyclists, and how they want to go over a berate them for their lack of "sanity".

Here's a video of a bicycle training video from the Netherlands, with something remarkably absent:

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Why don't you organize a bike rodeo instead, where the kids learn useful skills in preventing crashes? It seems to me that a helmet is even more than typically useless sans basic skills.

We did. Feel free to come picket like the Westboro Baptist Church next spring for the next one.
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Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
I get frustrated listening to some local cycling advocates in their zeal to get non helmeted cyclists to don a helmet, how they "cringe" when they see a group of non helmeted cyclists, and how they want to go over a berate them for their lack of "sanity".

Here's a video of a bicycle training video from the Netherlands, with something remarkably absent:
Shoulder checking?
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Old 08-01-12, 07:26 PM
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Shoulder checking?
Nope, I saw at least one of the young cyclists do a shoulder check.
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Old 08-02-12, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
... with something remarkably absent:
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Shoulder checking?
Looks like he left off a simple answer to a simple question. Or was the question too hard to understand?
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Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
Looks like he left off a simple answer to a simple question. Or was the question too hard to understand?
and....WOOOOSH!
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We did. Feel free to come picket like the Westboro Baptist Church next spring for the next one.
Nice response. Cogent, insulting and moves the conversation nowhere.

So why is it that a kid's bike education course in the U.S. requires a helmet, while in multiple countries in Europe, they do not? Is the ground harder here or something?
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can't barely mention helmets without hate and discontent breaking out. Please take it back to the helmet thread. Closed
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