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A cyclist died in NY without helmet

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A cyclist died in NY without helmet

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Old 05-11-06, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by puddin' legs
Just to clarify, I wasn't advocating riding w/o a helmet. Be honest, how many of you older than 25 or so rode with a helmet when you were a wee one? How many of you who cycled before 1985-90 wore one? Love my helmet and only take it off on long hot climbs, but never wore one except to race before about 1993. Anyone race with a leather hairnet way back when?
I've always worn helmets, since the early 80s. I grew up in a big city and read/saw head injuries overy week. It only made sense to me, but still not to most.

If you are going to remove your helmet for a climb, just don't bother wearing it at all. The distance from your head to the road at 0 mph is enough to kill you. This is how hundreds die from slipping on ice every year.

As for the comment about "you never hear about the one's dying with a helmet", you also don't hear about the of head injuries that don't lead to death, but will affect the ex-cyclist for the rest of their lives, and burden taxpayers supporting these morons.

The same ******** arguments come about on seat belts, airbags, HANS devices, etc. Once you wear a helmet, you get used to it and don't even know you have it on.
 
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Old 05-11-06, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by cyclintom
A friend of mine, with whom I'll be touring Ireland soon, was riding with a friend who turned unexpectedly up a bike trail. My friend tried to follow him and crashed into a chain link fence.

His helmet straps caught in the fence and it snapped his neck. Luckily he suspect it from the sound and didn't try to move and told the ambulance guys. They put pins in his skull and had him in a halo for 6 weeks at least. He survived without injury but 9 out of 10 people to whom that happened wouldn't have.

It was the HELMET that almost killed him.

But actually in both cases it had nothing to do with the helmet but had everything to do with careless riding. Let's try to put the blame where it belongs?
Tom, this is the single dumbest BS story post you've made up. And that's saying a lot.
EVERY helmet thread has some personal story of yours with some freak situation. Either these amazing stories are all fabricated to prove some bizarre viewpoint of yours...or you lead some exceptional life, I think you need a few cups of recommended beverage. Enough "Amazing Tales".

Please, ride your bike helmetless more so you can lessen the time before your posts cease.
 
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