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10-18-18, 07:25 AM
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Posted By CarinusMalmari

Most of my claims are simply logical. Bicycle...

Most of my claims are simply logical.
Bicycle helmets obviously do have the same purpose as motorcycle helmets.
A full face motorcycle helmet obviously offers far more protection than a bicycle...
10-17-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

If cyclists really prioritized their safety, they...

If cyclists really prioritized their safety, they would be wearing a snuggly fitting full-face motor-cycling helmet when riding a bicycle. They serve after all the exact same purpose. And yet...
03-02-18, 10:35 AM
03-02-18, 04:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,980
Posted By CarinusMalmari

What you no doubt did, is cycle somewhere were...

What you no doubt did, is cycle somewhere were you really, really aren't supposed to cycle. Perhaps you tried to cycle on the Autobahn? If you, as a tourist wipe your arse with the rules and customs...
01-15-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,980
Posted By CarinusMalmari

but NL isn't an archipelago (=bunch of islands)...

but NL isn't an archipelago (=bunch of islands) In fact the Dutch made it a point to make NL even less island-ish than it originally was.

Bonus fact: the story of Hans Brinker who fingered the the...
01-15-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Proving the non-existent is kinda hard (read "de...

Proving the non-existent is kinda hard (read "de facto impossible") so it's kind of unreasonable to ask me to do just that. Besides: the helmet fanboys are the ones who make the claims, and should...
01-15-18, 02:37 AM
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Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

There's no conclusive evidence that proves...

There's no conclusive evidence that proves bicycle helmets even work at all. there's some research that suggest they might have some netto positive effect, but that's the extent of you evidence-based...
01-14-18, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Are you implying that bicycle helmets are...

Are you implying that bicycle helmets are "Evidence Based Medicine™" now?
01-13-18, 03:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,980
Posted By CarinusMalmari

With the introduction of mopeds, and later cars,...

With the introduction of mopeds, and later cars, the cycling share started to plummet; until we started to go crazy with infra that is.


Obscenely flat I would say, some regions even fill me with...
01-12-18, 04:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,980
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Well then, humor me, what are all those other...

Well then, humor me, what are all those other reasons? Personally I think the infra is the First Cause™ of cycling popularity in NL and all the other things are just fluff. But what do I know, I've...
01-11-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,980
Posted By CarinusMalmari

If a cycling culture is so successful that an...

If a cycling culture is so successful that an overwhelming majority from ages 5-100 rides a bicycle regularly, both average speed and average distance tend to drop dramatically. For obvious reasons i...
01-11-18, 12:06 PM
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Posted By CarinusMalmari

There is essentially no practical way to offer...

There is essentially no practical way to offer cyclists adequate physical protection in case things go south. You can add some padding, like a bicycle helmet f.e., but that's not going to do a whole...
01-11-18, 11:47 AM
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Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/pretentious

https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/pretentious
01-11-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,980
Posted By CarinusMalmari

The idea that Dutch cycling infra isn't suited...

The idea that Dutch cycling infra isn't suited for fast cycling, mainly exists due to the fact that the likes of Forester can't deal with a reality were the best place to ride a bicycle is a place...
01-11-18, 02:29 AM
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Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

You don't have anything but your insistence to...

You don't have anything but your insistence to read something in my post that isn't there. I really can't help you with that.
01-10-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

People who confuse what I wrote with their own...

People who confuse what I wrote with their own brain-farts are probably going to have trouble with understanding that post. The remainder will conclude that I think bicycle helmets are of limited...
01-10-18, 08:36 AM
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Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

I did not make such claim. Try reading my post...

I did not make such claim. Try reading my post again.
01-10-18, 06:55 AM
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Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Actually, the people who make claims should be...

Actually, the people who make claims should be the ones who prove those claims. That would be the people who pretend bicycle helmets are an incredibly important safety feature. The reluctance of...
01-10-18, 05:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,980
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Vehicular cycling is a useful collection of...

Vehicular cycling is a useful collection of techniques I use all the time when there isn't any infra available. It's also a stressful activity that feels unsafe, even if you do it in traffic that...
01-10-18, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Non-arguments like this can be discarded without...

Non-arguments like this can be discarded without refutation.
01-10-18, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

I would classify bicycle helmets as a little...

I would classify bicycle helmets as a little better than completely worthless. They likely offer some protection, but overall they are not really important to cycling safety. Coupled with the fact...
01-10-18, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

I would love to see all the peer-reviewed...

I would love to see all the peer-reviewed scientific reports that prove the effectivity of bicycle helmets then.



I would say that if safety is the goal, there's no reason to not don a...
01-09-18, 10:28 AM
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Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

A great many of the "A bicycle helmet saved my...

A great many of the "A bicycle helmet saved my life" testimonies, start with describing how recklessness and/or stupidity was the cause of the accident. It's just my impression, but a lot of the...
08-15-17, 07:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,735
Posted By CarinusMalmari

This is your own straw-man argument and has...

This is your own straw-man argument and has nothing to do with my reasoning.
08-15-17, 03:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,735
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Your "argument" hinges on an appeal to emotion,...

Your "argument" hinges on an appeal to emotion, and really isn't an argument at all.
08-13-17, 04:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,735
Posted By CarinusMalmari

From what I can gather of the Dutch situation...

From what I can gather of the Dutch situation I've to agree with genec. Pedestrians being killed by a cyclist are a statistical oddity. Around here it seems to happen every few years.
08-10-17, 03:14 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 26,361
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Mr. Bill Are you sure you are directing your...

Mr. Bill

Are you sure you are directing your rant at the most appropriate person here?
08-09-17, 05:31 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 26,361
Posted By CarinusMalmari

The cyclists weren't respecting his right of way,...

The cyclists weren't respecting his right of way, the motorist in turn wasn't respecting their physical integrity. I don't really see the mutuality in this situation, since it's basically a minor...
08-08-17, 02:33 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,575
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Venting strong opinions without bothering to look...

Venting strong opinions without bothering to look into the matter at hand seems to be the bread and butter of pro-helmet types. But it's the kind of mindless attitude that sells bicycle helmets;...
08-05-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,509
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Traffic rules aren't everything, but it actually...

Traffic rules aren't everything, but it actually helps a lot to know them. Without them you're even missing out on the basics, while the unwritten rules tend to cover the finer nuances.
08-05-17, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,509
Posted By CarinusMalmari

The traffic isn't all that hard to understand; if...

The traffic isn't all that hard to understand; if you bother to take a look at the traffic rules that is. But tourists typically assume that everything will be fine and dandy if they go full ******...
10-31-16, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Drafting = tail-gating for cyclists, it's risky...

Drafting = tail-gating for cyclists, it's risky and when it's done without some form of consent, it's asocial to boot. If you draft me, expect to be kindly asked to **** off. I like my personal space...
10-25-16, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Who said I did all my riding in the Netherlands?...

Who said I did all my riding in the Netherlands? Also, I don't think there's much difference between a 100 meter hill and a 1000 meter mountain; unless you're one of those people who specializes in...
10-17-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

My mommy told me not to take cycling safety...

My mommy told me not to take cycling safety advise from people who had their fair share of "nasty cycling accidents" and or know enough people that had those to provide meaningful statistics....
10-17-16, 02:43 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Your rule is simple, and the "reasoning" behind...

Your rule is simple, and the "reasoning" behind it is too; as in "lacking in knowledge". The result is the rather clichι and flawed combination of an overestimation of the dangers of cycling coupled...
10-03-16, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Taking a(n) (unnecessary) risk doesn't...

Taking a(n) (unnecessary) risk doesn't nessesarily mean you have low intelligence, even if you wouldn't take that risk yourself. In this form this is nothing more than a classic ad hominem btw.
09-06-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

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The problem isn't what I wrote, it's your reading comprehension. I basically wrote that they were...
08-31-16, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Could you elaborate? because in this form your...

Could you elaborate? because in this form your "contribution" adds next to nothing to the discussion.
08-30-16, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Oh, but they can, and they shouldbe if you're...

Oh, but they can, and they shouldbe if you're really interested in safety. As far as I can tell crashing with a bicycle is about the same as crashing with a motorcycle, be it that the latter often,...
05-28-16, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Actually, bicycle helmets are specifically...

Actually, bicycle helmets are specifically designed for falling off of your bicycle, a type of accident that is stil common in countries like Denmark and the Netherlands. It's also a type of accident...
05-14-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

And what makes it even more minor of an issue, is...

And what makes it even more minor of an issue, is the fact that bicycle helmets do a very lousy job at preventing TBI since they do next to nothing to counter the rotational forces that are mostly...
05-09-16, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

It reminds me of the behavior of some reformed...

It reminds me of the behavior of some reformed smokers. Typically the ones that aren't all that happy about the new situation, and try to reaffirm themselves by bashing random smokers. Perhaps deep...
05-09-16, 02:07 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

No, I wouldn't. Unlike some people here I don't...

No, I wouldn't. Unlike some people here I don't feel the need to bother random strangers with my opinion on helmets.
05-07-16, 01:28 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

I see you are trying to make a point, but you...

I see you are trying to make a point, but you never actually achieve it. But anyway, all those things are intended to prevent accidents altogether, which would be my preferred approach to bicycle...
05-06-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Bicycle helmets are uncomfortable, a hassle,...

Bicycle helmets are uncomfortable, a hassle, rather ineffective, stupid-looking and on top of that mostly unnecessary; what's not to hate about bicycle helmets? And yes, expensive bicycle helmets are...
04-21-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

It's simple projection. Many helmeteers want to...

It's simple projection. Many helmeteers want to bully, coerce or even force people to wear a helmet, and they often if not usually assume it'll work the other way around too.
04-21-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

It's simple projection. Many helmeteers want to...

It's simple projection. Many helmeteers want to bully, coerce or even force people to wear a helmet, and they often if not usually assume it'll work the other way around too.
04-21-16, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

Thank you for demonstrating the irrational...

Thank you for demonstrating the irrational mindset of the True Believers of the Cult of the Magical Foam Hat™. I don't know what's more idiot: that people actually believe that an exploded skull is...
04-08-16, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

it seems that way, yes. At least this strongly...

it seems that way, yes. At least this strongly suggests that:

Why are Dutch cyclists more likely to be injured if they wear helmets? (http://www.cyclehelmets.org/1261.html)
02-27-16, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 338,046
Posted By CarinusMalmari

It's called a strawman argument. Let's ignore it,...

It's called a strawman argument. Let's ignore it, and at look what I really said.
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