mikeymo wrote:I don't know who "someone" and "the same people" you refer to are.
The uncounted but numerous someones who always appear out of the woodwork to tell you their lives have been saved. In the recent history of this thread ChrisP100's friend is just one such.
Any time CUK make a facebook post of someone not wearing a helmet you'll find usually them in the comments sooner or later, a quick look, random scroll through the last week's posts and a nothing-to-do-with-helmets post illustrated by a chap not wearing a lid has an Andy Bretherton stating that "Wearing a cycle helmet has saved my life twice".
It really isn't
hard to find these examples, those two are
mikeymo wrote:I wouldn't say that I am "remarkably unobservant", but yes, I don't have your "over a quarter of a century" of "getting" it. Because I haven't been cycling for anywhere near that long.
I never really noticed how much people went on about helmets to people who don't wear them when I wore one (all through the 90s). Since I stopped wearing and realised that apparently that makes it okay to shout abuse at me on the streets and describe me as a Darwin Award candidate in waiting and prevent me from doing cycle training even though I had a good record at it, I've tended to notice it rather more.
Often seen riding a bike around Dundee...