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    can ya help

    Ok I'm only sixteen and decided to attend a bikers awareness ride last night for 10 miles. after hearing all the stories of people being hit i've decided to wear a helmet from now on. only problem is one of my friends have been trying to tell me all day that it is gay and stupid to wear a helmet. so my question is could yall post some pics of people or just anything that will get my point across because I am not going to listen to his comments all the time. Thanks for all the help.
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    Try this:
    I'm beginning to overcome my "momentum issues" but even that is happening slowly.

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    Or for a MTB flair - this:
    I'm beginning to overcome my "momentum issues" but even that is happening slowly.

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    i meant like crash photos. BUT I like these photos though they show that you do need a helmet.
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    dude.....all helmets look gay and stoopid (maybe not some FF's)....duh.

    but they look waaaay less gay and stoopid than an exploded head.....and they actually look 'OK' while you're on a bike....

    not so much walking around a grocery store wearing one though.....
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    THANK YOU I have been trying to get that point across. I told him when he gets hit by a car and he's not wearing a helmet then he will be the vegetable.
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    Bike helmet looks alot more attractive than the helmet you get to wear after crashing without one .

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    91% of bicyclists killed in 2008 weren't wearing helmets. (2008 is the most current year that the IIHS has data for).

    http://www.iihs.org/research/fatalit.../bicycles.html

    Better to look a little dorky than a lot dead.

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    A little searching, first hit Always Wear you HELMET!! (nasty picture)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyR
    i meant like crash photos. BUT I like these photos though they show that you do need a helmet.
    Imagine what this would have looked like without a helmet, but Bikinifool's is better:

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    Some of the mountain biking helmets are coming out with some pretty decent designs, like these Flux helmets from Fox:


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    Peer pressure is tough to resist, even when you know you're right. It would probably take something gruesome to impress your buds, and let's hope they never have to see that. You must be a pretty together guy to be running against the grain. Just know that your skull is way more important than what they think is cool. If you can convince them of it, all the better - but NEVER let their misguided teasing keep you from doing what you know to be right. Try telling them you don't think you'd look good with a drool cup - then ride on.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    My Mom had to have one of these after a car wreck... and believe me when I tell you, you don't want one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyR
    Ok I'm only sixteen and decided to attend a bikers awareness ride last night for 10 miles. after hearing all the stories of people being hit i've decided to wear a helmet from now on. only problem is one of my friends have been trying to tell me all day that it is gay and stupid to wear a helmet. so my question is could yall post some pics of people or just anything that will get my point across because I am not going to listen to his comments all the time. Thanks for all the help.

    See if he can tell you how gay and stupid it is after he gets hit by a car and is in a coma, brain dead or in a persistent vegetative state, not to mention just flat out dead.

    Bicycle Deaths by Helmet Use
    1994-2008
    Year No Helmet Helmet Total*Num
    1994 776 (97%) 19 (2%) 796
    1995 783 (95%) 34 (4%) 828
    1996 731 (96%) 27 (4%) 761
    1997 785 (97%) 23 (3%) 811
    1998 741 (98%) 16 (2%) 757
    1999 698 (93%) 42 (6%) 750
    2000 622 (90%) 50 (7%) 689
    2001 616 (84%) 60 (8%) 729
    2002 589 (89%) 54 (8%) 663
    2003 535 (85%) 58 (9%) 626
    2004 602 (83%) 87 (12%) 722
    2005 676 (86%) 77 (10%) 784
    2006 730 (95%) 37 (5%) 770
    2007 646 (92%) 50 (7%) 699
    2008 653 (91%) 58 (8%) 714

    The odds are overwhelming. 91% of bicyclists killed in 2008 reportedly weren't wearing helmets. That number is staggering.

    Stats were taken from http://www.iihs.org/research/fatalit.../bicycles.html

    Dude, I know it's hard, especially at 16. But at some point, you have to realize that just because some idiot thinks something isn't cool, doesn't mean that it's not the smart thing to do. Would you rather have a better chance at living a long, full and healthy life, or impress your buddy whom you may not talk to ever again after you graduate?

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    WTF why is wearing a helmet hard....who cares about peer pressure, just wear it.

    Be a man, instead of a child.

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    Yes I get all your points and screw him i'm going to wear a helmet I was just trying to prove a point about it all thats it. don't worry i am going to start wearing a helmet. even just those pictures i saw have opened my eyes more and more. thanks everyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyR
    Yes I get all your points and screw him i'm going to wear a helmet I was just trying to prove a point about it all thats it. don't worry i am going to start wearing a helmet. even just those pictures i saw have opened my eyes more and more. thanks everyone
    Good on you, Mike!


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    Not sure of the legal requirements in the US but here in AUS, ALL cyclists/motor cyclists are required to wear a helmet.

    Even if it isn't mandatory I think you already have a brain injury to even consider NOT wearing a helmet when riding a bike.

    Thankfully times have changed:



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH1zMxGwJJ0

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    Ad for a bike helmet:


    Here's another campaign about bike helmets:


    I also remember a quote that went something like this:
    "If you think your hairdo is more important than your brain, then you're probably right."

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    I like that FOX helmet. The red one. how much do one of those cost. And thanks everyone. I actually got my point across to two people not the one i wanted to get to but still.
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    Shopping results for a Fox Flux helmet:
    http://www.google.com/products?hl=en...-8&sa=N&tab=wf

    So $70-$100 ballpark, depending where you go to get it.

    If you check reviews, you may read that some feel it's a bit heavy. But as long as the fit of the/any helmet is good then you might even forget it's there.

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    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Let me give you a hint:

    Friends give stupid advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyR
    I like that FOX helmet. The red one. how much do one of those cost. And thanks everyone. I actually got my point across to two people not the one i wanted to get to but still.
    The red one is called "Re-Entry Red". If you happen to be a Extra-Small/Small, then you can buy it for $59.95 on closeout:

    http://wheelworld.com/product/fox-09...et-53089-1.htm

    In addition to Ronin Six's link, you can also find them on Amazon.com:

    http://www.amazon.com/2009-Fox-Racin.../dp/B0025VTM1U

    The Flux comes in about nine different colors/patterns, you should look at them all before making a final decision.

    REI.com has some really good detail photos (but not necessarily the best prices):
    http://www.rei.com/product/763109

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    Helmets uncool?

    ...I don't know.

    Helmets look pretty cool to me.












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    How about because...

    she likes guy's who wear helmets




    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    She's hawt!!

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    OMG that is SO hot!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by captainjoon
    She's hawt!!
    Concurred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    she likes guy's who wear helmets


    Posting pics of my girlfriend again?
    I'm beginning to overcome my "momentum issues" but even that is happening slowly.

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    Wow

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    she likes guy's who wear helmets






    Who is this example of pure hottieness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XRayPunk
    Who is this example of pure hottieness?
    Emily Batty err, I mean Emily Heidel
    Last edited by highdelll; 05-21-2010 at 12:59 PM.
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    I don't know who she is, but I wanna ride behind her.


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    Hannah Stephens

    Taken from someone's photobucket...






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    This thread is going places!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    This thread is going places!
    Yeah - Prison... for posting underage girls!!!

    lol
    I'm beginning to overcome my "momentum issues" but even that is happening slowly.

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    Definitely took a good turn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCullen
    Yeah - Prison... for posting underage girls!!!

    lol
    who is underage?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    who is underage?


    You're telling me she ^^^^ is 18!
    I'm beginning to overcome my "momentum issues" but even that is happening slowly.

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    tatty gal...


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    Quote Originally Posted by JCullen


    You're telling me she ^^^^ is 18!
    well, I know she's married
    (Actually to Mick Hannah - so Hannah Hannah )
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    well, I know she's married
    (Actually to Mick Hannah - so Hannah Hannah )
    Figures...
    I'm beginning to overcome my "momentum issues" but even that is happening slowly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCullen
    You're telling me she ^^^^ is 18!
    Well, she did get married a few years ago and has at least one child.

    Source: The Hannah's

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    OP: If this doesn't convince your friends - I don't know what will!
    I'm beginning to overcome my "momentum issues" but even that is happening slowly.

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    These latest pictures are giving me a purple helmet!
    "Fear not the ob-stackles in your path"

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    more Emily!





    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    more Emily!
    Nice wheelie...or otherwise known as, a willie.

    Damn she's cute!

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    Some girl named Angela Gray who loves to mountain bike and blogs about it:





    her blog: http://angela.blursotong.com/tag/mountain-biking/

    Is she someone famous? The name doesn't ring a bell.

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    Emily

    The only bad/ugly thing about Emily is the piece of jewelry on her left hand. Not that I would have a chance.....

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