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Old 05-05-14, 02:46 PM   #1
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TED talk: Why We Shouldn't Bike with a Helmet

Just watched this and thought it was interesting. Anybody on here that regularly doesn't ride with a helmet?
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The video was too long for me to sit through. Maybe someone can summarize it.
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If this is the one I think it is: helmets make cycling seem dangerous and fewer people do it. More cyclists = safer cycling so, lidless -> more cyclists -> safer cycling than exists today with a helmet.

Pretty sure this is headed for THE helmet thread.
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I wear a helmet and I ride a bike so the culture of fear that he talks about hasn't affected me. I think rather than saying don't wear a helmet we should tell of all the health and societal benefits of riding whether you wear a helmet or not. Don't let wearing a helmet keep you from riding a bike.
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There is a sticky in A & S devoted to helmet pros and cons.

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