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Helmetless Riders -- Unite!

Old 03-06-06, 04:31 PM
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Helmetless Riders -- Unite!

How many of you ride without a helmet? Don't be ashamed...it's OK!

I do! When I'm not doing group rides or wild descents.
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Old 03-06-06, 04:33 PM
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I think you're looking for this thread.
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No, not quite. Thanks anyway.
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No group, no crazy speed....no helmet.

This only applies in the winter though. I hate wearing hats under my helmet.
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Old 03-06-06, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by SirScott
No, not quite. Thanks anyway.
Actually, quite. This has been debated, polled, and analyzed to death. We don't need to do it again here.
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Old 03-06-06, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 'nother
Actually, quite. This has been debated, polled, and analyzed to death. We don't need to do it again here.

+1
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Old 03-06-06, 04:40 PM
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You might find a more animated debate if you posted this in the Advocacy and Safety forum. They'll embrace the dialogue...then post a poll about bike lanes. They'll love it!
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Very simple solution. Don't click on the thread. Don't read the thread. Do not comment IN thread. Move on to next thread. Which will most likely be "Carbon fiber is the greatest material ever!"
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Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
You might find a more animated debate if you posted this in the Advocacy and Safety forum. They'll embrace the dialogue...then post a poll about bike lanes. They'll love it!
LOL. They require you to get your certificate in Debating Technique first, though
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Originally Posted by SirScott
Very simple solution. Don't click on the thread. Don't read the thread. Do not comment IN thread. Move on to next thread. Which will most likely be "Carbon fiber is the greatest material ever!"
Actually the simple solution is don't make another pointless !@#$%ing helmet thread/poll.
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Originally Posted by 'nother
Actually the simple solution is don't make another pointless !@#$%ing helmet thread/poll.
Whoa there, calm down buddy, I'm pretty sure this is the internet.
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I forgot my helmet on the way to the store today. I felt like a rebble for the whole 3 min ride.
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I was a part of the no helmet crew until 1) I ate isht on a training ride and hit my noggin and 2)i joined a team qhich requires me to wear one until USAcycling rules.
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Originally Posted by SirScott
Whoa there, calm down buddy, I'm pretty sure this is the internet.
Yeah, my blood is practically boiling I think I will call the Internet Police on you soon.

BTW, where's that CF versus Aluminum versus Steel poll? You won't get much flak for that.
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Old 03-06-06, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by $0.00/Gal
I was a part of the no helmet crew until 1) I ate isht on a training ride and hit my noggin and 2)i joined a team qhich requires me to wear one until USAcycling rules.
What happened? Any side effects?
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Old 03-06-06, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Sirrobinofcoxly
I forgot my helmet on the way to the store today. I felt like a rebble for the whole 3 min ride.
Good luck on the big ride. As much as I dislike helmets, even I'd probably wear one when doing 200km/day!
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No helmet here... I even ride downhills w/o hands as god commanded (no joke, im a crazy bastard). I ride w/helmet only when racing or in track (always), when traning no helmet at all.

Some people realy needs them because they fall too often... in my case I recognize i would have an accident or fall because of other people stupidity but nah... i wont fall... too many years of experience in my person, I even know how to fall... btw I have fall only 4 times while training and 2 while racing (1 in road, one in track), over a period of 20 years... I think the statistics are in my favour...

Btw somebody here have the guts to confess that he falls every single year?? some people its like that... I just want to know to do not go to that state or city, I dont want to fall because of his stupidity...

I know a group or bikers and every weekend somebody falls form the motorsycle when they go out to ride... do not ask me how or why, but untill now i think the answer is because they are DUMB people...

UM
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We always hear about people who fell, slammed their head on the pavement, and claim that their helmet saved their life. Gee -- we never seem to read posts from those who fell, slammed their head on the ground, and were not wearing a helmet. I guess that somehow proves that they must fall less....
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Originally Posted by ultraman6970
the answer is because they are DUMB people...

UM
Did you even read what you typed?
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Must be wonderful to ride with no traffic or dogs.
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Having worked at a trauma center and seen a lot of brain injuries, I say more power to ya--Someone has to help train the neurosurgeons...

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Originally Posted by SirScott
Very simple solution. Don't click on the thread. Don't read the thread. Do not comment IN thread. Move on to next thread. Which will most likely be "Carbon fiber is the greatest material ever!"
Well....since I clicked on it and read through the posts, I figured I'd be part of the thread and offer up some constructive criticism. How about renaming the thread to "Dumbasses -- Unite!"
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Originally Posted by RichmondRider
We always hear about people who fell, slammed their head on the pavement, and claim that their helmet saved their life. Gee -- we never seem to read posts from those who fell, slammed their head on the ground, and were not wearing a helmet. I guess that somehow proves that they must fall less....
....or that they suffered severe head injuries and can no longer type. You only need to fall once and have the helmet save you.
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I know I posted this somewhere before, but this thread is perfect for it...
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For those that DO NOT wear a helment.. let me remind you of my cycling team's advisor you crashed last Sat., and is now in a medically induced comma after having emergency brain surgery becuase he hit his head, and was not wearing a helment.


"Tragedy strikes men's athletics department


By: Paul Franz
Issue date: 3/2/06 Section: News
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John Emswiler, the equipment manager for the Men's Athletic Department was hit by a car while riding his bicycle this past Saturday. He is now in Lancaster Hospital in a medically induced coma, according to his wife, Susan.

Emswiler, a 20-year veteran of the University, was on a training ride with a friend outside of Millersville when an oncoming car forced Emswiler to swerve out of the way. He hit his head on a patch of gravel, according to police reports.

He suffered a severe head injury, a shattered femur, and broke several other bones. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, according to the police.

Emswiler was rushed to Lancaster General where doctors performed emergency brain surgery Saturday evening to relieve pressure in the skull.

According to his wife, Susan, doctors have said that he will likely recover fully though it may take up to a year and a half.

An email was sent out from Dr. Robert Thomas' office to all MU faculty this weekend to inform them of the accident.

"I think he does a terrific job with the men's athletics department," Thomas said. "We're all pulling for him to recover from this."

Thomas was informed of the incident Saturday and shortly afterwards visited the hospital.

Gene Carpenter, who was MU's football coach from 1970 to 2000 was noticeably shaken up over the accident in a phone interview with The Snapper Tuesday afternoon.

"He was as much a part of our staff than any of us, he was a part of the team," he said. "I know for football, we could not have gotten along without him."

Carpenter has worked with Emswiler during his entire career at MU to date. But Carpenter says that Emswiler's attention was not limited to football only.

"He's been a big contributor to everybody's program," Carpenter said.

Student-athletes who knew Emswiler well said that he was always around helping the sports teams.

"He was always poking his head around to see if everything was all right," Matthew Pike, a junior communications major and member of the men's soccer team said. "He was always busy doing something, if he wasn't walking he was riding his bike."

Emswiler was recently profiled in the latest issue of the Millersville University Exchange. The newsletter is published for employees of the University.

As equipment manager, Elmswiler is responsible for logistical support for men's sports teams.

For the football team, he oversaw the acquisition of new equipment.

It is not known at this time who will replace Elmswiler." MU snapper


It was a terrible accident, but just goes to show how fast stuff can happen. Keep John in your prayers
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