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by Wanlock Dod
20 Sep 2019, 6:47pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Evaluating the impact of cycle helmet use...
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Evaluating the impact of cycle helmet use...

RickH wrote:Are the subjects all road incidents or does it include mountain bikers piling into solid objects - trees, rocks, etc?

Yes, all of the above were considered to be fair game for this study.
by Wanlock Dod
20 Sep 2019, 6:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pollution leaflets
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Pollution leaflets

It might be possible to produce something like a flyer that includes enough of the important information, in a manner that doesn’t cause too many people to disengage with it. The real challenge would probably be coming up with a format and content that is more effective at engaging people than makin...
by Wanlock Dod
20 Sep 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Evaluating the impact of cycle helmet use...
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Evaluating the impact of cycle helmet use...

I can see that not wearing a helmet could potentially result in a lower threshold for inclusion in the study (once a crash has occurred), and wonder whether that should be treated as a confounding factor. I suppose that it would be a fairly common issue for these kinds of studies but don’t recall it...
by Wanlock Dod
18 Sep 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: "I can't remember your name but..."
Replies: 10
Views: 932

"I can't remember your name but..."

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by Wanlock Dod
17 Sep 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tweed Valley Railway Path and beyond
Replies: 14
Views: 3464

Re: Tweed Valley Railway Path and beyond

This video shows the section from Stobo, over the Tweed bridge near Lyne Station, and around Cademuir into Peebles. It is certainly not the quickest or easiest route, but is quite nice if you are not in a hurry. It's probably not the easiest route to navigate first time around, but I think the video...
by Wanlock Dod
16 Sep 2019, 9:39pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Over one-fifth of injured US adult cyclists were not wearing a helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: Over one-fifth of injured US adult cyclists were not wearing a helmet

The analysis seems to have been done on data for head and neck injuries without any apparent mention of whether that was a choice or a constraint of the dataset.
by Wanlock Dod
11 Sep 2019, 9:03pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Suitable bike set up for bridleways?
Replies: 7
Views: 626

Re: Suitable bike set up for bridleways?

A quarter of a century ago I rode very similar bikes, but with derailment gears, all over the Lakes and Dales. You should manage just fine with some appropriate tyres fitted.
by Wanlock Dod
11 Sep 2019, 1:54pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "Helmets don't eliminate concussions" American Football
Replies: 45
Views: 1060

Re: "Helmets don't eliminate concussions" American Football

I couldn’t find any information on the actual weight of the helmets which were promoted for every day motoring, but I suspect that they are appreciably lighter than those used in motor racing where speeds might be higher and the risks taken rather greater.
by Wanlock Dod
11 Sep 2019, 11:35am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "Helmets don't eliminate concussions" American Football
Replies: 45
Views: 1060

Re: "Helmets don't eliminate concussions" American Football

Tigerbiten wrote:Why would the advantages of motoring helmets to save lives outway the increased risk to other road users from wearing one.

Are there any medical professionals arguing against the use of seat belts on this basis?
by Wanlock Dod
11 Sep 2019, 8:25am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "Helmets don't eliminate concussions" American Football
Replies: 45
Views: 1060

Re: "Helmets don't eliminate concussions" American Football

An item of Personal Protective Equipment insisted upon by the UCI to increase safety that has been taken up by professional cyclists in their thousands since becoming mandatory in 2003 has a detrimental effect to overall safety, and none of the pros have noticed this? Not only have they not noticed...
by Wanlock Dod
9 Sep 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 58
Views: 1753

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

Seems I was jumping the gun. It's just a bit of hot air calling for the ban in England. As usual it might be Scotland then Wales getting it first then England seeing it is popular so copies them late in the day. Actually I think you will find that whilst this was considered by the Scottish parliame...
by Wanlock Dod
9 Sep 2019, 1:21pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "Helmets don't eliminate concussions" American Football
Replies: 45
Views: 1060

Re: "Helmets don't eliminate concussions" American Football

I occasionally surf kayaks. On one occasion I was looped and landed on my head in shallow enough water that my head took a pretty big whack. It was soft sand so nothing was going to fracture, there was no obvious evidence I'd have been concussed without my helmet, but the salient point was I took a...