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manual_overide 06-05-07 10:39 PM

Clutzes on bikes

old and new 06-05-07 11:02 PM

I read the article real quick, it's cool. I just left a post at the Clydes forum, some dudes be-crying the virtues of 300 pounders on 23mm tires, kinda funny, I had to get out o' there then I happened upon this post. I'll read it , the other also a bit more.

Winter76 06-06-07 02:12 PM

So many cyclers in the video and so few helmets.

Juggler2 06-06-07 05:08 PM

Will one of you guys please explain to me how a child learning to ride a bike is a "stupid" person?

GRedner 06-06-07 06:47 PM

All children are stupid, by definition :)

Winter76 06-15-07 10:18 AM

children without helmets will be stupid as soon as they crash and hurt their heads.

duffer1960 06-15-07 02:40 PM

I've been reading references here to studies that say helmets may not help much. Then I watched this, and I noted that many or most of these unfortunates hit their heads hard. I'm wearing my helmet on every ride now, again.

Thomas Tew 06-16-07 10:32 AM

Great stuff, I know I have a helmet out in the garage somewhere, maybe I should go find it.

shumacher 06-16-07 10:48 AM

Wow. I'm glad camcorders were less common when I started riding. I had a nice new cyclometer. I turned left from a stop, moving from one very quiet street to another. I was rather intently trying to find the current speed function. I found it a moment later than I should have. I remember seeing the event like this:
Hood of parked truck.
Fender of parked truck.
Right front tire of parked truck.

Yeah. Humble pie?

operator 06-16-07 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by Winter76
So many cyclers in the video and so few helmets.

Yeah cause we all know as soon as you slap on a helmet you instantly become pro cyclist, urban warrior.

edp773 06-16-07 12:52 PM

Really cool people learning!!

If at first you don't succeed....

Astronomical 06-16-07 03:44 PM

Yeah I just drop my bike a lot... B:

kjmillig 06-16-07 05:10 PM


Originally Posted by GRedner
All children are stupid, by definition :)

American Heritage Dictionary
stu·pid (stōō'pĭd, styōō'-)
adj. stu·pid·er, stu·pid·est

1. Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
2. Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
3. Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless: a stupid mistake.
4. Dazed, stunned, or stupefied.
5. Pointless; worthless: a stupid job.

n. A stupid or foolish person.
American Heritage Dictionary
ig·no·rant (ĭg'nər-ənt)

1. Lacking education or knowledge.
2. Showing or arising from a lack of education or knowledge: an ignorant mistake.
3. Unaware or uninformed.

[Middle English ignoraunt, from Old French ignorant, from Latin ignōrāns, ignōrant-, present participle of ignōrāre, to be ignorant, not to know; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.]

Children are ignorant by birth until they aquire knowledge.
All adults who put a child on a bike to learn to ride without a helmet are stupid.

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