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by Smudgerii
18 Feb 2020, 8:50pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9488

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Cunobelin wrote: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?
by Smudgerii
18 Feb 2020, 10:42am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9488

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Mike Sales wrote:
mikeymo wrote:
It's weird, it's almost as if you can find any study that supports your point of view, if you look hard enough and ignore the others.


You could always look to the conclusions of experts in risk or epidemiology.


And they are all impartial, unpaid by interested parties? How can we be sure?
by Smudgerii
18 Feb 2020, 9:25am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9488

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Me, I prefer freedom of choice. In my case freedom not to wear a helmet and whatever clothing I choose, whether black, orange or yellow. UC wants a freedom for himself that he wants to make illegal for others. When I were a lad saving billions was quite a lot of money. Mirrors my take on things. Wi...
by Smudgerii
18 Feb 2020, 8:23am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9488

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Do any of these studies ever state who sponsored them? Would help with understanding bias.

But, as long as we have freedom of choice everything will be ok, so who cares about bias..
by Smudgerii
18 Feb 2020, 8:17am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9488

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...
by Smudgerii
15 Feb 2020, 4:32pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9488

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

Even if one of those choices is proven to be detrimental not just individually but has an overall detrimental affect on society including the likes of you and me? This is why I am so anti helmet and think that those wearing and more so those pushing for hi-vis garments and helmets have a direct neg...
by Smudgerii
14 Feb 2020, 7:00pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9488

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

This is a gross missunderstanding of cause and effect. You are throwing the baby out with the bathwater and this seems to be a common misconseption with the anti-helmet/hi vis lobby. The secondary effects of wearing PPE whilst cycling (discontent) is not the fault of the PPE itself and discontent i...
by Smudgerii
14 Feb 2020, 4:11pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9488

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

As with "why wear black", the answer is simple. Because we have freedom of choice on if/when we wear helmet. Long may it remain a choice, it is a personal assessment of the risks. Parents decide what is best for their child, it is not for others to interfere. Even if one of those choices ...
by Smudgerii
14 Feb 2020, 4:03pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9488

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

As with "why wear black", the answer is simple. Because we have freedom of choice on if/when we wear helmet. Long may it remain a choice, it is a personal assessment of the risks. Parents decide what is best for their child, it is not for others to interfere. Even if one of those choices ...
by Smudgerii
13 Feb 2020, 1:25pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9488

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

As with "why wear black", the answer is simple.

Because we have freedom of choice on if/when we wear helmet. Long may it remain a choice, it is a personal assessment of the risks.

Parents decide what is best for their child, it is not for others to interfere.
by Smudgerii
11 Feb 2020, 7:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23949

Re: Why wear black?

BlueRider wrote:
And when was the last time you were head down, buttock up, hands gripping hard and doing 30mph in a bed?......



Oooh matron!
by Smudgerii
8 Feb 2020, 2:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23949

Re: Why wear black?

pedals2slowly wrote:It's a shame that sensible debate cannot be pursued on virtually all internet forums.
It goes to show that keyboard warriors have a strange perspective on life.
Time to unsubscribe to this topic methinks (again)


Missing you already
by Smudgerii
8 Feb 2020, 7:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23949

Re: Why wear black?

Unbelievable that there continues to be cyclists defending their right to be less visible to motorists. I blame Sky and other pro-teams for adopting low visibility clothing. I'll lecture all day to everybody and take the mickey out of anyone who chooses 'cool' black. I'm seriously considering issui...
by Smudgerii
7 Feb 2020, 9:23pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later
Replies: 31
Views: 1944

Re: Total Knee Replacement - 10 months later

I will try again next ride but the weather has been totally krap here the last few weeks -- got out on my mountain bike a couple of times but wouldn't be any pleasure on a road bike in the gales and rain. For most people a little tweaking of cleat position will do the trick, cleats with more allowa...
by Smudgerii
7 Feb 2020, 11:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 23949

Re: Why wear black?

The title of the subject is “why wear black?”, so to get back on to the subject... The answer remains, because you can! It really is that simple. Also, I find it very slimming. Does the forum recommend I try stripes? :? They need to be vertical to carry off the optical illusion... apparently width ...