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You need a helmet for this trail?

Old 08-20-01, 07:29 AM
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You need a helmet for this trail?

I pulled up next to my car this Sunday after a nice little ride up the fire road and there was a guy just getting ready to head up the hill. He was surprised to see me wearing a helmet and asked if he needed a helmet for this trail. Uh..Gee..No. This is the trail that no one ever crashes on None required. Nope.

Why are some people so...Um..Well...Ignorant? I noticed that his two buddy's weren't wearing helmets either as I was removing all my gear. Some people just have to learn the hard way I guess. I still have a helmet with a hole in it that would have been in my head. Gee, from this very same trail even. Maybe they are just superior riders Yeah. That must be it.
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Old 08-20-01, 07:42 AM
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thinning of the herd! Just like Darwin said.
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Some trails are rated differently from others.

Oh, nevermind!
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I find it hard to imagine bicycling anywhere without a helmet, even the ten blocks to the post office. I'm so conscientious about wearing my helmet that on the rare occasions I take the car or walk or train it somewhere, it feels strange to be outside of the house without a helmet on. I feel naked. I've taken to wearing hats when I'm not on the bike, so my head doesn't feel quite so bare.
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Old 08-22-01, 12:58 AM
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A guy died in Montana last week, he was trail riding and went over an embankment. Excessive speed was to blame for the wreck.

Helmet or not, there's no substitute for riding with a "worst case scenario" in mind. In other words, don't take unnessessary chances while riding anywhere.
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Old 08-22-01, 06:40 AM
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Originally posted by Felix C
A guy died in Montana last week, he was trail riding and went over an embankment. Excessive speed was to blame for the wreck.
Let's hope the busy bodies don't try to come and save us from ourselves.

I hate to see anybody get hurt but if it wasn't a little dangerous it wouldn't be any fun. Am I alone in feeling this way?

I'm not a maniac when I ride but I do enjoy the feeling of being on the 'edge'. The 'edge' being relative to the riders experience and skill level. We all need to know where our 'edge' is and not get crazy.
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Old 08-22-01, 06:55 AM
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People use these examples of dangerous off-road riding to campaign for mandatory hemets on the road. Check out the horror stories at the Bicycle Safety Institute; so many are of careless, inexperienced riders indulging in dangerous extreme sports.
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