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#12590180 - 01/22/18 11:03 AM Bike Helmets
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do y'all wear helmets when you ride?

when i would ride with my dog
i wore helmet - elbow pads & knee pads

but not anything when riding solo


Edited by butch sanders (01/22/18 11:03 AM)

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#12590300 - 01/22/18 12:28 PM Re: Bike Helmets [Re: butch sanders]
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Never did as a kid...always do as an adult no matter how far or where I'm riding.
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#12590341 - 01/22/18 12:44 PM Re: Bike Helmets [Re: butch sanders]
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I did not as a kid, but always as an adult. I crashed more as a kid, but I was rubber back then. It hurt, but I bounced back.

Now, the bounces is minimal, and things break.

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#12590378 - 01/22/18 01:06 PM Re: Bike Helmets [Re: butch sanders]
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If I'm going on ride I will, if I'm tinkering on the bike, and only riding 50 or yards at a time nah. I've got my kids on board as well, they nearly always ask for their helmets if they get on their bikes.
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#12590380 - 01/22/18 01:07 PM Re: Bike Helmets [Re: butch sanders]
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I wear them all the time.
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#12590391 - 01/22/18 01:15 PM Re: Bike Helmets [Re: Indianation65]
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Originally Posted By: Indianation65
I did not as a kid, but always as an adult. I crashed more as a kid, but I was rubber back then. It hurt, but I bounced back.

Now, the bounces is minimal, and things break.

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Bounce...yes there's that! bouncy AND the road rash from the bouncing healed a lot faster when I was a kid too! Can't afford a head injury either so good insurance.
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#12590401 - 01/22/18 01:19 PM Re: Bike Helmets [Re: butch sanders]
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Except mine had a banana seat without a sissy bar.


Edited by H2O Seeker (01/22/18 01:28 PM)
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#12591806 - 01/23/18 09:19 AM Re: Bike Helmets [Re: butch sanders]
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i probably need to wear it
i am on my 4th concussion or it could be 5th
i can't remember

1 of them happened on the bike when i turned sharp
on slick asphalt
i was out for a while
thats when i got the pads

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#12592067 - 01/23/18 12:00 PM Re: Bike Helmets [Re: butch sanders]
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For darn sure. Never without. Only got one brain.
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#12592219 - 01/23/18 01:31 PM Re: Bike Helmets [Re: butch sanders]
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There's just too many variables out there that could cause a crash, and there's too many stories showing helmets do protect your dome to not wear one. Bones and scrapes heal relatively quick, head injuries not so much.

Also, alot of people really don't want to ride with someone not wearing one. I know they're required on every organized ride I've ever done.

I'll tell ya the one that's done me in twice now, getting off the sidewalk into the grass which is lower, then trying to get back on the sidewalk and eating it. Thankfully I've been going somewhat slow on both.


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#12592928 - 01/23/18 09:07 PM Re: Bike Helmets [Re: NoconaBrian]
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Originally Posted By: NoconaBrian


I'll tell ya the one that's done me in twice now, getting off the sidewalk into the grass which is lower, then trying to get back on the sidewalk and eating it. Thankfully I've been going somewhat slow on both.
That happened to me this summer. Went down fast and head hit concrete pretty hard. It would have sucked without the helmet. Was going about 15 mph when it happened.
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#12603443 - 01/31/18 05:56 AM Re: Bike Helmets [Re: butch sanders]
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I do 99% of the time. Only under very limited circumstances will I take it off. Even then it's for a short time.

Had a fall so severe it partially detached my retina and destroyed the helmet.

I know a guy who refuses to wear one. Her thinks he's too cool to fall. Says they won't help anyway.

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#12603568 - 01/31/18 08:13 AM Re: Bike Helmets [Re: Lee Finlay]
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Originally Posted By: Lee Finlay
I do 99% of the time. Only under very limited circumstances will I take it off. Even then it's for a short time.

Had a fall so severe it partially detached my retina and destroyed the helmet.

I know a guy who refuses to wear one. Her thinks he's too cool to fall. Says they won't help anyway.



wow
glad your ok
& the cool factor is an issue
i hate to admit

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#12603577 - 01/31/18 08:19 AM Re: Bike Helmets [Re: Lee Finlay]
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Originally Posted By: Lee Finlay
I do 99% of the time. Only under very limited circumstances will I take it off. Even then it's for a short time.

Had a fall so severe it partially detached my retina and destroyed the helmet.

I know a guy who refuses to wear one. Her thinks he's too cool to fall. Says they won't help anyway.



You were lucky sounds like. Glad you did not have any further damage or long term issues.

For the guy who doesn't wear one - seat belts are stupid, car seats will not protect children, hard hats and steel toes are a waste of money, FR clothing doesn't work, and suppositories are taken orally. I think I know this guy...

The "cool" factor is an excuse. Shop around....there are some slick looking lids that are highly rated to protect your brain pan. What is not cool is being in a wheel chair while his significant other feeds him baby food...or worse yet dead.
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#12603947 - 01/31/18 12:22 PM Re: Bike Helmets [Re: butch sanders]
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yeah I have known 3 people that had major head injuries from bicycles

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