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Old 11-23-2007, 09:37 PM
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Exclamation Why Wear A Helmet? NYC's Stats

Why wear a helmet? Because a 2006 New York City report on a DECADE's worth of crashes found that 74% of Fatalities involved a head Injury,
and 97 PERCENT OF THOSE KILLED WEREN'T WEARING A HELMET.

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Bicycling Magazine Jan/Feb 2008 pg. 46


Does this dude need a helmet? He Aint Got NO HEAD!

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Old 11-24-2007, 11:26 PM
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You do realize that those stats are jumbled a bit right?

Like all of those people could have died from heartattacks.
Its just that 74% of them had some form of head trauma (not necessarily lethal or serious), and for obvious reasons almost all of the people with any head injury weren't wearing helmets.

I believe the number one killer is hitting things too fast and fast things hitting you.

So, whereas I DO wear a helmet, I also make sure the helmet is useful by keeping my head out of my ass.

(By the way, totally not directed at you K'Tesh)
(Unless of course you're one of those dudes that thinks a helmet and a yellow spandex jacket makes you invincible.)
(But you don't sound like it.)
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Old 11-25-2007, 12:07 AM
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whereas I DO wear a helmet, I also make sure the helmet is useful by keeping my head out of my ass.

(By the way, totally not directed at you K'Tesh)
(Unless of course you're one of those dudes that thinks a helmet and a yellow spandex jacket makes you invincible.)
(But you don't sound like it.)
I know that stats can be read many ways, but I'm just a messenger..

Now, on to Spandex? What's Spandex?

Naw, I realize that over $1000.00 of lights doesn't even work at invincibility. Perhaps you've read some of my other posts?

Be Safe Out There!
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Old 11-25-2007, 12:23 AM
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That bike is so sweet.
I think I saw you off Division by the New Seasons last week.
I remember thinking, "Finally a cyclist with a sense of humor AND proper lights!"
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:26 AM
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ha! that's great. the ufo bike bit. i'm pretty sure my gf and i met you one spring day on the springwater corridor. you told me to check out your website but i couldn't remember the address or spaced it out.
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