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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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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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Absolutely. Always. I had a friend nearly get a concussion in his driveway. So, I never leave home without it.
 

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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.
 

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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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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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Although they should all be wearing them just to walk around.
How true that is...I spent way to much time on college campuses for my own good, and seemed nobody wore helmets yet all rode bikes, including me, now I know better.


I rarely see anyone who is serious about cycling without a helmet, and rarely see those who just ride bikes with one, lessen there I suppose...see a lot of kids without them and CA law requires them to wear one...where's a cop when you need one...

DrB
 

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Growing up I never wore one and have the scars (and some would say brain damage):p to prove it.

Now If I get on the bike I have my helmet on. It has taken me way to long to get this smart. I would hate to have to start learning all over again.
 

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That's funny. I do it out of habit now. It's like getting in the car and putting on your seat belt. I just do it without even thinking about it.
 

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I just got my new Carmichael climbing training videos. There is a special on each one about Lance's comeback. Pretty cool footage and interviews, but there are scenes of him training WITHOUT a helmet. :confused: Surely he knows better! Plus, I would think Giro is a little peeved that he's not advertising.
 

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I never use a helmet unless it's required in a time trial. I do not road race in a group nor do I ride in any organized rides. All my riding is solo so I do not have to listen to others telling me to wear one. I don't consider cycling a dangerous pursuit and ride with ordinary caution. Have never fallen or had a close call in all my years of riding. (I'm 52 and ride every day including the winter) I understand this will not be a popular postion on this forum but someone did ask the question.
 
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