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    Cracked a helmet once and was personally fine. Not even a headache afterwards.

    That being said, I will keep the helmet.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Part of the fault lies with the writer of the article, presenting this doctor as a supposed authority on the topic, when as has already been pointed by other posters there's no indication whatsoever that this neurologist has any expertise other than one specific aspect of the cause/effect analysis chain. Further, in any profession there are people who are among the best at what they do, and others who are at the other end of the competency scale. Given his facile statement of opinion which he knew was going to be part of a news story, I have a strong suspicion which end of the scale this doctor sits on. Even though the writer is at "fault" for giving this doctor a platform from which to speak, their editor probably doesn't consider them at fault in any way if it brought more eyeballs to their site. That's the name of the game in media these days. Compete for views, no matter what outlandish content it takes to accomplish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    So are you admitting that you purposefully fail to give cyclists enough room when driving?

    Only when they are riding in the road or on the sidewalk. If they are on a trail, I usually leave them alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    I don't know if I can with that inappropriate use of an apostrophe.
    Ok, maybe you only need a 2nd or 3rd opinion with neurologists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Jeff View Post
    One of my worst injuries was a day that " I don't need my helmet, I'm just going to cruise along the beach path", were I took this double jump, a jump that I've done 100 times before, all went wrong right after I launched and landing on my left side of my head, causing severe damage, which I was lucky was not permanent, but did require plastic surgery to my ear, nose and eye. From that day forward ( December 28, 1988) I always were a helmet
    I know when someone quotes a day or date and time, it's usually an important event in one's life.
    Anyone who has spent time in the rehab part of a hospital might have the fire under their a$$ to get fixed and out as fast as possible. They can be a sad testimony to fate as others who are less fortunate may never regain full mobility or capacity.
    The most pressing memory of my last crash was a sort of survivors guilt b/c there was little rhyme or reason to why some of us come back and others don't.
    I had heart damage from the impact, broken ribs and a dislocated femur head from the pelvis socket. There was no way to know at the time if I was going to be walking, running or jumping like before. That's part of the fire under the a$$ formula too.

    An 8 mph crack to the noggin can put the lights out for good. Considering a person fainting and falling over could impact the skull close to that momentum. Coming off a bike unexpectedly at even 10 mph could be easily fatal.

    It sounds like most people know the ramifications and might even demand their wife or kids wear protection even if they don't.
    I see some on motorcycles with passengers that wear a helmet while the driver does not. It's a spectacular display of the ' conundrum '.

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    Gumby brain specialist - YouTube
    All the evidence any one would ever need to verify the credibility of the aforementioned report.
    The most expensive bike in the world is still cheaper than the cheapest open heart surgery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    Ok, maybe you only need a 2nd or 3rd opinion with neurologists.
    Lol, that sounds about right.
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    Let's have that neurologist genius hop on a bike without a helmet and do something as minor as smack a low hanging tree limb at low speed and see what he thinks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricko View Post
    Let's have that neurologist genius hop on a bike without a helmet and do something as minor as smack a low hanging tree limb at low speed and see what he thinks...
    Better yet, sit that neurodude down on a chair. We will run an experiment on HIS head.

    Step one:
    Place a cycling helmet on the head of neurodude. Hold a baseball bat horizontally with the meat of the bat directly over his head about 3 feet up. Drop the bat. Check the results. Ask neurodude if he believes the helmet reduced injury or possibly even saved his life. If neurodude denies that the helmet made any difference, proceed to step two.

    Step two:
    Follow the same instructions in the same order as step one but do not place a helmet on neurodude's head this time. After completing the steps, check to see if neurodude is even alive anymore. If he is still alive, I doubt that he will ever be able to answer another question in his lifetime.

    End result: WEAR YOUR HELMET.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    It defies logic that this is debatable.

    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Better yet, sit that neurodude down on a chair. We will run an experiment on HIS head.

    Step one:
    Place a cycling helmet on the head of neurodude. Hold a baseball bat horizontally with the meat of the bat directly over his head about 3 feet up. Drop the bat. Check the results.
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    ^How about a bowling ball, then?
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    Guess it doesn't need to be "live"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    Guess it doesn't need to be "live"
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    Of course, the neurosurgeon's head is protected because he has it firmly planted up his ass! Personally, I've been "saved" at least three times by my helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddeand View Post
    Of course, the neurosurgeon's head is protected because he has it firmly planted up his ass! Personally, I've been "saved" at least three times by my helmet.
    I honestly can't count the number of times I've whacked my head with a helmet on and I'm quite sure that if it weren't for a helmet, I'd be dead...or at best, a blithering vegetable!

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    1. The doctor says he's only fallen off his bike once in 40 years. The same for the village idiot. So the doctor is no better than the village idiot.

    2. In treating head injuries, he may find injuries to be equal whether the rider had a helmet or not is a fallacious statistic because he never got to see those riders who walked away or those who were DOA.

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    Or...maybe he sees promoting head injuries as a means of promoting his business.

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    My guess: ashamed helmet wearer, compensating for his illness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zowie View Post
    My guess: ashamed helmet wearer, compensating for his illness.

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    More likely compensating for his schwarz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overhillthruthewoods View Post
    Keep your opinions to yourself. If you won't go up to another total stranger and give them life tips then don't do it to other mountain bikers either.
    Hey, I met one of my girlfriends that way. On second thought, I should have kept my mouth shut!

    But really, I took one fall in particular that really rung my bell. It hate to think what would have happened without a bike helmet.

    What people really should understand is that no helmet can prevent injury from all impacts. A helmet can only do so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zowie View Post
    My guess: ashamed helmet wearer, compensating for his illness.

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    It's not the flimsiness of the helmet, it's the fit. That helmet is way too big. Does force cars to take a wider berth though.
    The most expensive bike in the world is still cheaper than the cheapest open heart surgery.

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    I wonder if he thought about all the undocumented cases of people who did not have to visit him in the hospital?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Semitone View Post
    Only when they are riding in the road or on the sidewalk. If they are on a trail, I usually leave them alone.
    Sorry to go OT, but this guy thinks it is OK to hit cyclists who are road riders? Did I read that right? WTF!

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    His opinion was based on research funded by the Drool Cup Manufacturers Association.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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