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Old 11-10-2009, 07:44 PM   #1
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Do you use Helmets?

I'm wondering who uses them. I always do especially after my wreck, but my friend that I rode with does not then laughed at me for looking like an idiot.



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Old 11-10-2009, 07:47 PM   #2
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Re: Do you use Helmets?

Well he's the one going to be an idiot when he crashes and gets brain damage. Of course I use one, and it is a requirement for many group rides. It is just the smart thing to do.



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Old 11-10-2009, 07:56 PM   #3
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Absolutely. Always. I had a friend nearly get a concussion in his driveway. So, I never leave home without it.

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Old 11-10-2009, 08:56 PM   #4
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Was he just screwing around?

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Old 11-10-2009, 08:59 PM   #5
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Re: Do you use Helmets?

He was riding out of the garage. Clipped in the pedal. He had trouble unclipping as he was stopping, and just fell over. When his shoulder hit, it snapped his neck over and his head hit pretty hard.

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Old 11-10-2009, 09:21 PM   #6
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Ouch. That sucks.

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Old 11-10-2009, 09:31 PM   #7
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Re: Do you use Helmets?

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He was riding out of the garage. Clipped in the pedal. He had trouble unclipping as he was stopping, and just fell over. When his shoulder hit, it snapped his neck over and his head hit pretty hard.
Al Wong was riding his BMX in a parking complex, when a car backed into him and knocked him to the ground. Very minor impact between the car and bike.

[edit] I guess I should have pointed out that it was Al's head hitting the concrete that led to his passing the day after his 18th birthday.
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:34 PM   #8
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I read that. Tragic.

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Old 11-12-2009, 03:55 AM   #9
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Don't get on any bike, pedals or motor without a helmet...anybody who doesn't wear one is, as Smiley says an "IDIOT"

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All the time. Protect your melon.



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