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A Request for Information - Helmets
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What has been your experience with respect to helmet usage?
I have had an experience where I believe that wearing a helmet saved me from suffering serious (or decreased severity of) injury
74%
 74%  [ 40 ]
I have had an experience where I believe that wearing a helmet caused me to suffer serious (or increased severity of) injury
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
I have had both experiences where helmet usage reduced the severity and where helmet usage increased the severity of injury
1%
 1%  [ 1 ]
I have fallen or been in accidents while wearing a helmet, but have never felt that the helmet either reduced or increased the severity of injury
24%
 24%  [ 13 ]
Total Votes : 54

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TTCC
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 3404
Location: Eating Dead Deer That Rednecks Kill For Me

12/29/06 3:07 PM

I'd like to hear from whoever thought that their helmet increased the severity of an injury.

--ttcc

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RCoapman
Joined: 09 Feb 2005
Posts: 4692
Location: Probably on a boat on Puget Sound

12/29/06 4:31 PM

lol, yeah, me too....htf did that happen?

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
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Location: Nashua, NH

12/30/06 7:18 AM

I also wonder...

...if #4 should have read "I have hit my head in accidents while wearing a helmet, but have never felt that the helmet either reduced or increased the severity of injury". That would eliminate accidents where no head impact occurred, which are irrelevant to this discussion.

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TTCC
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 3404
Location: Eating Dead Deer That Rednecks Kill For Me

12/31/06 11:18 AM

Not Exactly

"accidents where no head impact occurred, which are irrelevant to this discussion."

I don't think this is quite right, since there is a subset of head impacts that occurred while wearing a helmet that would not have occurred at all without a helmet. This is a necessary consequence of the increase in effective head diameter induced by wearing a helmet. If we are going to include accidents with head impacts that would not even have occurred without a helmet, then we need to include accidents in which there was no head impact at all.

--ttcc

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JFJ
Joined: 26 Oct 2005
Posts: 92

1/3/07 2:58 PM


quote:
I'd like to hear from whoever thought that their helmet increased the severity of an injury.

--ttcc


You won't hear anything coz they're all dead. Spun their brains like jelly :-)

I avoid riding with folks who brag, "a helmet saved my life". In future, I'll avoid riding with any helmeted cyclist. Obviously such cyclists up their risk index when wearing the damn things and therefore up the risk index of others in a group.

It's the corollary of Paul's "selfish" rationalization.

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TTCC
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 3404
Location: Eating Dead Deer That Rednecks Kill For Me

1/3/07 3:11 PM

Huh?

"You won't hear anything coz they're all dead."

Someone voted in the poll from beyond the grave?

--ttcc

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 17463
Location: Portland, OR

1/3/07 3:17 PM

Someone voted in the poll from beyond the grave?

You had the proxies, remember...

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TTCC
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 3404
Location: Eating Dead Deer That Rednecks Kill For Me

1/3/07 3:37 PM

Hades Proxy

Oh yeah, I forgot. I'm operating a proxy server that allows dead people to connect to the Internet.

--ttcc

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 6278
Location: Maine

1/5/07 10:10 AM

damage caused by helmet

>>I'd like to hear from whoever thought that their helmet increased the severity of an injury.<<

>> lol, yeah, me too....htf did that happen?<<

Since there has been no response, I have a possibility.

A lady cyclist got an elaborate 'do at her hairdresser and cycled home, where she discovered an intractable case of Helmet Hair. She consulted ther lawyer TTCC, who took the case pro bono and sued for Permanent Damages.

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RCoapman
Joined: 09 Feb 2005
Posts: 4692
Location: Probably on a boat on Puget Sound

1/5/07 10:13 AM

I never read my Constifuckingtution. Which Article covers hair damage?

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