would you ride with no helmet?
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I would ride with no helmet
yes
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 23%  [ 23 ]
no
76%
 76%  [ 76 ]
Total Votes : 99

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skeets



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amateur wrote:

Its funny, despite the obvious dangers mountain biking comes attached with I still find it way less risky that riding my road bike


i couldnt agree with that anymore

when i ride on the road (between trails, lets get this straight Wink )

i hate it, i can see so many dangers, but when im on the trails, blasting down rock gardens, i dont see any and feel alot more comfortable.

i think its because i feel in control when im off raod as its just me. where on the road, it doesnt matter how safe i ride, if a car hits me, then its out of my hands
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

skeets wrote:
Amateur wrote:

Its funny, despite the obvious dangers mountain biking comes attached with I still find it way less risky that riding my road bike


i couldnt agree with that anymore

when i ride on the road (between trails, lets get this straight Wink )

i hate it, i can see so many dangers, but when im on the trails, blasting down rock gardens, i dont see any and feel alot more comfortable.

i think its because i feel in control when im off raod as its just me. where on the road, it doesnt matter how safe i ride, if a car hits me, then its out of my hands



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i feel naked without a lid on
its like people who don't wear seat belt, i just cant not wear it, even moving the cars around on the driveway i put it on

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trespasser wrote:
Just out of interest Amateur, what lid do you wear now?


It depends on what riding I am doing, if I am on my DH bike then it’s a full faced. Similarly if I am riding bmx tracks or 4x it’s a full faced (I learn from past mistakes!). I have a normal XC type lid of xc /road riding and a posher Spesh skate type lid for dirt jumping.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Krash wrote:
i feel naked without a lid on
its like people who don't wear seat belt, i just cant not wear it, even moving the cars around on the driveway i put it on


Remembering my motorcycle days (many moons ago), wearing a helmet then for the first week or so felt so alien... it was like everyone was looking at me (and no it wasn't bright pink before anyone asks). After the initial few weeks it seemed weird just sitting on the bike with the engine running on the drive without the helmet.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amateur wrote:
Trespasser wrote:
Just out of interest Amateur, what lid do you wear now?


It depends on what riding I am doing, if I am on my DH bike then it’s a full faced. Similarly if I am riding bmx tracks or 4x it’s a full faced (I learn from past mistakes!). I have a normal XC type lid of xc /road riding and a posher Spesh skate type lid for dirt jumping.



Mmmm, cheers for that...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been pretty daft and ridden without a helmet on dirt bikes and such. But I do realise it was a stupid thing to do, thing is you don't even have to be going fast to do damage, friend of mine got on his scooter started it up, went a couple of yards slowly along the drive and it stalled badly, that was enough to send him head first into a tree.
Woke up in the UK six months later with an impressive scar along his head. Guy almost died from a pretty low speed hit.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Story in the paper today about a 16 year old lad who didn't wear a helmet because it would ruin his hair style. He got hit by a van and has been in a coma for five weeks and will probably be brain damaged for life.

Need I say more?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

howey wrote:
Story in the paper today about a 16 year old lad who didn't wear a helmet because it would ruin his hair style. He got hit by a van and has been in a coma for five weeks and will probably be brain damaged for life.

Need I say more?


heard that on the radio today. don't sound too good for the lad and his dads now pushing for helmets to be compulsory.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Markss wrote:
howey wrote:
Story in the paper today about a 16 year old lad who didn't wear a helmet because it would ruin his hair style. He got hit by a van and has been in a coma for five weeks and will probably be brain damaged for life.

Need I say more?


heard that on the radio today. don't sound too good for the lad and his dads now pushing for helmets to be compulsory.


Yep, hence my essay earlier on in the post....

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not new to cycling, but became more serious about it not long ago, I have done around 130 miles for the past month. I have never wore a helmet in my life (I have owned a number of bikes since I was a little kid) so I voted yes. Luckily, haven't hit my head so far, but I am thinking about buying a helmet. I have also started commuting on my mountain bike around London. I probably should get one...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Krash wrote:
even moving the cars around on the driveway i put it on


Are you usually coked off your face and don't want to do a "Brian Harvey"?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always wear mine. I've had 2 offs - one that cracked my lid and the other that chipped the helmet right by my left temple. God only knows what would have happened to my head without it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not justifying the none use of helmets, but this maybe worth a read before you all rush out and buy one..

I'll leave you to make your own conclusions.

http://cyclehelmets.org/1081.html

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