In light of the Helmet argument (The most recent one)

seanorawe
seanorawe Posts: 950
edited August 2012 in Road general
Just out of curiousity. How many riders wear a helmet against those who dont?

Please just vote. We dont want another argument
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  • lucasf09
    lucasf09 Posts: 160
    Since my mum bought me a nice comfy one a few years back, religiously every day. Only cost £30, been worn pretty much every day for almost 2 years, and still going strong (thankfully no crashes), so I think its a good investment considering I only have 1 head, but hopefully many £30 cheques!!!

    Must admit that before that I did have a helmet, and I did attempt to use it every time I rode, but if I had left the house without it on, I wouldn't bother going back to get it. Now I do, but then again now I have been able to add 10mph or more to my avg speed, so falling would hurt more :p
  • t4tomo
    t4tomo Posts: 2,643
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  • slowbike
    slowbike Posts: 8,498
    seanorawe wrote:
    Just out of curiousity. How many riders wear a helmet against those who dont?

    I don't leave the house without full airbag suit - in dayglow, full facial helmet with a flashing amber light on top. Just to make sure I'm really safe I carry a proximity alarm and if anyone comes within 10m of me it fires off a 160db alarm ...


    btw - your poll is flawed - it doesn't give the right options for all scenarios - a bit like legislating safety kit - it's not always going to work in every situation ...
  • Leeuw
    Leeuw Posts: 99
    t4tomo wrote:
    ADMIN PLEASE DELETE THIS THREAD

    Why delete? Seems a valid question/poll after recent happenings...
  • danowat
    danowat Posts: 2,877
    Can't really think of a valid reason for me not to wear one.........
  • slowbike
    slowbike Posts: 8,498
    danowat wrote:
    Can't really think of a valid reason for me not to wear one.........


    Can you think of a good reason not to wear dayglow clothing?
    Can you think of a good reason not to have your lights on all the time?

    Can you think of a good reason not to have a flashing orange light on top of your helmet?
  • seanorawe
    seanorawe Posts: 950
    t4tomo wrote:
    ADMIN PLEASE DELETE THIS THREAD


    Or don't
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  • Secteur
    Secteur Posts: 1,971
    danowat wrote:
    Can't really think of a valid reason for me not to wear one.........

    +1

    But lets not open this can of worms again!
  • seanorawe
    seanorawe Posts: 950
    Slowbike wrote:
    danowat wrote:
    Can't really think of a valid reason for me not to wear one.........


    Can you think of a good reason not to wear dayglow clothing?
    Can you think of a good reason not to have your lights on all the time?

    Can you think of a good reason not to have a flashing orange light on top of your helmet?


    I wear all of the above. It would be silly not to
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  • seanorawe
    seanorawe Posts: 950
    Secteur wrote:
    danowat wrote:
    Can't really think of a valid reason for me not to wear one.........

    +1

    But lets not open this can of worms again!


    +1

    Please lets not start the argument again. Just vote.
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  • Mikey23
    Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    If folks don't want to address the issue then move on to another thread. I do, and I do wear a helmet and I would not go out without one
  • Pointless thread....

    You wanna know why? ....Quick answer, go outside, watch cyclists ride by and count how many wear helmets,

    Who cares?
  • Bozman
    Bozman Posts: 2,518
    Waste of time and space.

    Who keeps a reflector on their bike?
    Who uses a bell?
    Does my bum look big in this?
  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,702
    Modified to add a 'Sometimes' option.
  • Hoopdriver
    Hoopdriver Posts: 2,023
    Bozman wrote:
    Waste of time and space.

    Who keeps a reflector on their bike?
    Who uses a bell?
    Does my bum look big in this?
    Who bothers with seat belts?
    Why bother putting EPIRBs in aircraft or boats? They hardly ever crash or sink.
    What's with life vests on planes? If you ditch at sea you're going to die anyway.

    I wear a helmet. Always do. Wouldn't be without one. The only two times I've crashed seriously my helmet took a heavy knock, but not my head. they offer good, lightweight, comfortable protection that is entirely relevant and appropriate to the degree of risk inherent in cycling.
  • P_Tucker
    P_Tucker Posts: 1,878
    Hoopdriver wrote:
    Who bothers with seat belts?
    Why bother putting EPIRBs in aircraft or boats? They hardly ever crash or sink.
    What's with life vests on planes? If you ditch at sea you're going to die anyway.

    All good questions. If I could demonstrate to you that by wearing a diamonte tiara all the time you would be 0.0000000000000001% less likely to be hit by lightning, would you wear it? If not, why not?
  • Its simple if you fall on your head without a helmet you have a cracked skull,simples......
  • P_Tucker
    P_Tucker Posts: 1,878
    Kingy 123 wrote:
    Its simple if you fall on your head without a helmet you have a cracked skull,simples......

    Not true at all. It happened to me as a baby and it did me no harm.
  • If helmets offend you so much don't pissing wear one. It will never become law to wear one as it'd be to hard to police.
    I wear one but then again I also have to wear 5 point ppe (hard hat, steel toe caps, glasses, gloves and high vis vest) just to do a bit of soldering, so a helmet really doesn't feel like a chore.
  • oldwelshman
    oldwelshman Posts: 4,733
    P_Tucker wrote:
    Kingy 123 wrote:
    Its simple if you fall on your head without a helmet you have a cracked skull,simples......

    Not true at all. It happened to me as a baby and it did me no harm.
    Really? ha ha :D that explains your posts
  • P_Tucker
    P_Tucker Posts: 1,878
    P_Tucker wrote:
    Kingy 123 wrote:
    Its simple if you fall on your head without a helmet you have a cracked skull,simples......

    Not true at all. It happened to me as a baby and it did me no harm.
    Really? ha ha :D that explains your posts

    No, it was a f**king joke
  • Hoopdriver
    Hoopdriver Posts: 2,023
    P_Tucker wrote:
    Kingy 123 wrote:
    Its simple if you fall on your head without a helmet you have a cracked skull,simples......

    Not true at all. It happened to me as a baby and it did me no harm.
    That's a matter of opinion
  • MattC59
    MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Incredible quite how many people can't read.
    Science adjusts it’s beliefs based on what’s observed.
    Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved
  • MattC59
    MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    P_Tucker wrote:
    P_Tucker wrote:
    Kingy 123 wrote:
    Its simple if you fall on your head without a helmet you have a cracked skull,simples......

    Not true at all. It happened to me as a baby and it did me no harm.
    Really? ha ha :D that explains your posts

    No, it was a f**king joke

    You wouldn't know it.
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    Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved
  • I wear one. It doesn't affect me at all and it adds a bit of protection.
  • oldwelshman
    oldwelshman Posts: 4,733
    P_Tucker wrote:
    P_Tucker wrote:
    Kingy 123 wrote:
    Its simple if you fall on your head without a helmet you have a cracked skull,simples......

    Not true at all. It happened to me as a baby and it did me no harm.
    Really? ha ha :D that explains your posts

    No, it was a f**king joke
    Ooooh hit a raw nerve have we ? :D Maybe you landed on front of your head and damaged your frontal lobe which would explain a lot :wink:
  • P_Tucker
    P_Tucker Posts: 1,878
    P_Tucker wrote:
    P_Tucker wrote:
    Kingy 123 wrote:
    Its simple if you fall on your head without a helmet you have a cracked skull,simples......

    Not true at all. It happened to me as a baby and it did me no harm.
    Really? ha ha :D that explains your posts

    No, it was a f**king joke
    Ooooh hit a raw nerve have we ? :D Maybe you landed on front of your head and damaged your frontal lobe which would explain a lot :wink:

    Yes. I am absolutely fuming. Now where's the nearest BMW driver?
  • Bozman
    Bozman Posts: 2,518
    Hoopdriver wrote:
    Bozman wrote:
    Waste of time and space.

    Who keeps a reflector on their bike?
    Who uses a bell?
    Does my bum look big in this?
    Who bothers with seat belts?
    Why bother putting EPIRBs in aircraft or boats? They hardly ever crash or sink.
    What's with life vests on planes? If you ditch at sea you're going to die anyway.

    I wear a helmet. Always do. Wouldn't be without one. The only two times I've crashed seriously my helmet took a heavy knock, but not my head. they offer good, lightweight, comfortable protection that is entirely relevant and appropriate to the degree of risk inherent in cycling.

    The topic!
    If you want to wear one wear one and that's it, it's an individuals choice, I'm not sitting on a plane or boat with a couple of hundred people I'm on my own and I'm not going to get a £60 fine either.
  • oldwelshman
    oldwelshman Posts: 4,733
    P_Tucker wrote:
    P_Tucker wrote:
    P_Tucker wrote:
    Kingy 123 wrote:
    Its simple if you fall on your head without a helmet you have a cracked skull,simples......

    Not true at all. It happened to me as a baby and it did me no harm.
    Really? ha ha :D that explains your posts

    No, it was a f**king joke
    Ooooh hit a raw nerve have we ? :D Maybe you landed on front of your head and damaged your frontal lobe which would explain a lot :wink:

    Yes. I am absolutely fuming. Now where's the nearest BMW driver?
    Ah but you don't condone violence and you said viaolence cannot be justified :wink:
  • stickman
    stickman Posts: 791
    Australia did it, it's the law to wear one there.
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