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Old 06-08-21, 06:13 AM
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Always wear a helmet

I'm sure no one on this site needs to hear it, but you never know.

As I approached a low leaning tree on a trail, I knew I was down plenty low enough to get through. What I wasn't prepared for was the wet slippery root that shifted me and my bike sideways about a foot and instantly colliding my head with the tree. I'm all good and the helmet suffered no cracking. Just the small gouge you see in the photo. Still...what could have been. Glad I had it on.

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Old 06-08-21, 06:27 AM
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Trails can be dangerous
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Old 06-08-21, 08:27 PM
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Glad you seem to be OK. Throw the helmet away and buy another. You're proof that it's $100 (it looks like a wavecell) well spent.

Be safe.
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Old 06-09-21, 06:37 AM
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Fairly sure most who ride off-road have heard "if you haven't crashed, you're not riding hard enough", so yeah. Even on road, wherever, a helmet should be worn. I know several helmets I've owned have hit the dirt. And I can still remember the wrecks, thanks to a helmet.
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Old 07-16-21, 10:41 PM
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Guys I am new here. I was planning to buy Schwinn Thrasher MTB Bike Helmet, is it worth buying?
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Old 07-17-21, 06:48 AM
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[QUOTE=sanketdesai1989;22145197]Guys I am new here. I was planning to buy Schwinn Thrasher MTB Bike Helmet, is it worth buying?

Does it have a sticker showing it meets any of the helmet safety standards? Usually, your higher priced helmets, such as those that use "Wavecell" or "MIPS" technology are going to provide better protection. I won't be the judge of how much protection is adequate for your riding. But a helmet should at least meet established helmet standards, listed here: Bicycle Helmet Standards
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Old 07-17-21, 06:51 AM
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Thanks a ton my friend. Your tips are very helpful. I will review the product that I shortlisted and see if abides by the standards.
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Old 07-17-21, 07:16 AM
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With temps in the mid to high 90's lately here in Maryland, I questioned the need to wear a helmet on the C&O canal, which is pretty decently graveled. I've been having issues with sweat running into my eyes (and contact lens) on these hot rides. I see a lot of canal riders sans helmet in this weather.
Last week, I rode 30 miles, its all straight line, and I average around 15.5 mph. I was on a new to me stretch, where it dipped down into a culvert, then made a sharp left at the top of the short dip. I entered going full tilt (for me..) and then realized the trail veered sharply to the left. I had my hands on the hoods and just barely grabbed enough rear brake to stop me before I exited at the top of the dip, which dropped down 3' into a culvert. I simply wasn't paying attention. I felt foolish enough to look around and make sure no one saw this gaffe. (no one around...whew) I was darn glad to not end up in the culvert, but sure would not want to get there without my helmet. So, it stays on no matter the temp. On my brothers recommendation, I did order a sweat-wicking skull cap to wear under my helmet. Hopefully it keeps the sweat out of my eyes.

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Old 07-18-21, 07:58 AM
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I spent time researching about MTB helmets and actually came up with some affordable and safe options to consider. Do check out the post I did on it @ bikingknowhow.com. I hope it helps bikers here I would love to know your feedback.
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Old 07-31-21, 09:43 AM
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Because I also ride motorbikes, I am pretty used with helmets in the summer but a good helmet is mandatory even if you ride your bike for a short ride. You'll never know who bumps on you. Ride Safe
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Because I also ride motorbikes, I am pretty used with helmets in the summer but a good helmet is mandatory even if you ride your bike for a short ride. You'll never know who bumps on you. Ride Safe
You are absolutely right my friend. Safety matters the most when it comes to riding bikes.
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My first boo-boo today. Riding out of my neighborhood,saw my neighbor, needed to tell him something whipped into a u-turn, then up his steep driveway, realized I was clipped in and in high gear. Attempted to gear down too quickly, popped the chain, still clipped in, now at a standstill realized I was going over, chose the right side, used my forearm, got a scrape and bruised pride. Luckily my helmeted head or other body/bike parts didn't hit the ground.


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Old 07-31-21, 12:23 PM
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My first boo-boo today. Riding out of my neighborhood,saw my neighbor, needed to tell him something whipped into a u-turn, then up his steep driveway, realized I was clipped in and in high gear. Attempted to gear down too quickly, popped the chain, still clipped in, now at a standstill realized I was going over, chose the right side, used my forearm, got a scrape and bruised pride. Luckily my helmeted head or other body/bike parts didn't hit the ground.


Oh boy, I hope you recover soon. Have a safe ride my friend. Are you by any chance from Colorado? was just curious
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Old 07-31-21, 07:59 PM
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Oh boy, I hope you recover soon. Have a safe ride my friend. Are you by any chance from Colorado? was just curious
Nope, MD, my brother gave me the jersey.
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...l realized I was going over...
I know that feeling. Fast or slow it's "Final Approach... Going Down... This Is Gonna Hurt...."

And then... "Is My Bike OK?"...
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