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    No helmet on South Mountain

    So, there I am, climbing up Mormon, and look, there is some guy bombing down with no helmet on.

    Interesting choice. Why would one do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CridgeMTBT View Post
    So, there I am, climbing up Mormon, and look, there is some guy bombing down with no helmet on.

    Interesting choice. Why would one do this?
    Nothing inside to protect !

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    Darwin theories at work...

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    Darwin Award winner…

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    was he going ludicrous speed?

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    No helmet on South Mountain

    I forgot my helmet at McD Comp Loops (car trip) once and decided to take a loop without the lid. Felt seriously weird. Not enjoyable. But alls well that ends well and I reckon he was something similar situation. I can't even remember the last time I saw somebody riding (a bike) without a helmet.

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    No helmet on South Mountain

    Cause this is 'murika!


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    Forgot his brain in the car, gotta go get it in a real hurry.

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    He wants you to pick up the helicopter bill.
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    Saw a guy with his helmet on his back pack crash right in front of us on Mormon the other month. He was allright, but I had to point out there are better places to have helmets than a back pack.

    I also love seeing the newbie, or family on trails with no helmet. It feels rude, but I always say something.

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    I see a lady riding without a helmet in the McD's on occasion. I keep my mouth shut. Not my place to tell her what to do.

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    What's 'Murika about it is that everyone else feels entitled enough to have some self righteous opinion about what some guy who they don't even know did or did not do....so much so that they feel the need to talk about it to lots of other people they don't really even know. That's 'Murika.

    If dude was ''bombing" SoMo, he is no newbie. I'm sure he wears a helmet 99.9% of the time. He took a risk, to each his own. Live and let live kinda thing in my book. It's not like a newbie family in need of friendly guidance.

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    I sometimes swim after I eat but ya he should be wearing a helmet.
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    I consider making a helmet comment as educational. I am not forcing them to wear a helmet, just pointing out nicely that it would be a good idea.

    For the guy that crashed in front of me, I would have said nothing, but he crashed on something really easy and I could not resist the irony.

    God Bless Merika!

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    Good idea to wear a helmet if you can't mind your own business.
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    Man, I used to be seriously uptight about folks riding without helmets. My reasoning: you're going to obligate me to help your stupid self if I come across you and your noggin is split open because you weren't wearing a helmet. My secondary reasoning was a lame "but think of the children" thing. Then I realized I'm gonna help someone down whether they were wearing a helmet or not, and stupid people are gonna raise stupid kids regardless. I'm sad for the kids whose parents don't helmet up every ride.

    Now I just judge in silence and hope my insurance premiums aren't going up too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride View Post
    What's 'Murika about it is that everyone else feels entitled enough to have some self righteous opinion about what some guy who they don't even know did or did not do....so much so that they feel the need to talk about it to lots of other people they don't really even know. That's 'Murika.

    If dude was ''bombing" SoMo, he is no newbie. I'm sure he wears a helmet 99.9% of the time. He took a risk, to each his own. Live and let live kinda thing in my book. It's not like a newbie family in need of friendly guidance.
    I love the self contradiction in this post.

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    Riding on SoMo without a helmet is no different than riding a moto in PHX without a helmet....

    OK, maybe it is a little safer....
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    I don't think it should be a law that you HAVE to wear a helmet or seat belt or (insert safety device.) But seriously, why the hell wouldn't you? If you don't want to wear a helmet or seat belt, that's your prerogative, but I won't ride or drive without gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy_E View Post
    I don't think it should be a law that you HAVE to wear a helmet or seat belt or (insert safety device.) But seriously, why the hell wouldn't you? If you don't want to wear a helmet or seat belt, that's your prerogative, but I won't ride or drive without gear.
    it costs money to scrape a smeared person off the road

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike View Post
    it costs money to scrape a smeared person off the road

    Bah, nonsense!

    Just leave them where they drop as a warning to others. Some coyote or feral dog will be along shortly to take care of business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B View Post
    Man, I used to be seriously uptight about folks riding without helmets. My reasoning: you're going to obligate me to help your stupid self if I come across you and your noggin is split open because you weren't wearing a helmet. My secondary reasoning was a lame "but think of the children" thing. Then I realized I'm gonna help someone down whether they were wearing a helmet or not, and stupid people are gonna raise stupid kids regardless. I'm sad for the kids whose parents don't helmet up every ride.

    Now I just judge in silence and hope my insurance premiums aren't going up too much.
    Personally Im not concerned about insurance going up because of "stupid people" not wearing a helmet. I am however concerned about stupid legislation that WILL jack up our premiums big time. Wait until 2014.
    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did." Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike View Post
    it costs money to scrape a smeared person off the road
    Ah the great helmet debate. Such a polarizing topic.
    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did." Mark Twain

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    Interesting to read this immediately after getting word a local guy went down on the Sea Otter XC loop yesterday, hit his head while wearing a helmet, and likely won't live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog View Post
    I sometimes swim after I eat but ya he should be wearing a helmet.
    You mean you don't wait the recommended 45 minutes after eating before swimming? Jesus man! You must have a death wish!

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