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by Smudgerii
26 Feb 2020, 10:44am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9486

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

[XAP]Bob wrote:Rarely do motorbikes get considered.. After all they are only used for leisure (and couriering), no-one would be crazy enough to actually *travel* on two wheels...

:lol:
by Smudgerii
26 Feb 2020, 9:00am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9486

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Do Motorbikes ever get considered?
by Smudgerii
22 Feb 2020, 10:02pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Fitness trackers and cycling
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: Fitness trackers and cycling

Vivoactive hr does everything you ask
by Smudgerii
21 Feb 2020, 10:20pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9486

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Because....? The right for an individual to make informed choices is basic. Granted as a parent and now grandparent I have had to make choices for others, that is part of the role, but if you educate at the same time then your role diminishes much sooner. Dictating to others removes not only freedo...
by Smudgerii
21 Feb 2020, 8:53pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!
Replies: 324
Views: 20915

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Has anyone tried making porridge using a milky or watery protein drink? i guess it would only need half the usually measure of powder (?) May have to give it a try soon, but i only have the French vanilla flavour, Ooh la la! :D https://www.proteinpromo.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/tpw-whey-360.jp...
by Smudgerii
21 Feb 2020, 8:43pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9486

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Wanlock Dod wrote:What is worse, restricting freedom or restricting freedom of choice?



Restricting freedom of choice.
by Smudgerii
21 Feb 2020, 8:49am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9486

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Don’t think I’ve ever seen any other group actively promote the restriction of choice in their own sport/pastime/hobby/commute. Baffling beyond reasoning, we should be fighting for choice not restriction. Are you referring to the many regular cyclists who try to enforce helmets/hv on their fellow r...
by Smudgerii
20 Feb 2020, 10:12pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9486

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

...a ban on hi-vis and helmets brings the benefits... Given that the promotion of hi-viz and helmets has certainly not increased uptake of cycling is it that extreme a view to suppose that the opposite might be true? What effect does the use of these “safety aids” by cyclists have on the opinions o...
by Smudgerii
20 Feb 2020, 9:06pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9486

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Still happy to take on board any data to support your arguments, that is if you have any. The association of cycling with all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality Riding Consistently Can Cut Your Risk of Early Death by 23% Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study Cycling t...
by Smudgerii
20 Feb 2020, 9:05pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9486

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Is enforcement the only possible solution though? Separation of cyclists from motorised traffic on fast or busy routes would remove the need to increase enforcement levels just to make people on bikes safer. It might well be less expensive as it doesn’t need a continuous input of manpower, and woul...
by Smudgerii
20 Feb 2020, 7:34pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9486

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

My stance on the other hand, is about freedoms. Freedom to choose not to wear a helmet, not to wear hi-vis. And for those that want to wear them, the respect to accept they are responsible for their own actions. Who are you to take away those freedoms? Are you elected? Or just a self appointed cham...
by Smudgerii
20 Feb 2020, 8:35am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9486

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

How are you any different than those who want to impose hi-vis and helmets on others? Your arguments are poorly delivered, that no balanced decision can be achieved. Please provide some proof of the events, benefits, cost savings you continually claim. My stance has a massively positive effect on i...
by Smudgerii
19 Feb 2020, 8:12am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9486

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Saw an incident today where a package was taken to a van parked in a delivery bay, tight against a pavement. The three staff involved walked along the pavement handed the driver the package.... and all wore HiViz to do so! And? They will all walk along the same pavement on the way home without the ...
by Smudgerii
18 Feb 2020, 10:10pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9486

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Those of us that don't/never have worn helmets are essentially the robust data that makes banning helmets a logical solution that should take the choice out of the populations hands. If you chuck in a ban on hi-vis then we know that will massively increase the amount of time police and government b...