bovlomov wrote: ... It was only an observation that Boardman - accused of hypocrisy for selling helmets while telling us that they aren't worth discussing as a safety aid - is, in fact, an arch pragmatist. He's interested in promoting what works, but otherwise leaving people to their own choices. Remembering your thoughts on pragmatism and, I'd say, most of your posts, it seemed obvious that you would be a Boardmanite.
That's all. Boring, isn't it!
Thanks for that clarification: the helmet connection had gone right over my head - so far over that I didn't even need anything to protect my bonce. I was unaware that CB's range of bike wares included helmets so that's perhaps worse than pragmatism. FWIW, I thought that by mentioning him on this thread I might have been going off topic, which probably shows how poorly-informed I am. If I think hard, I can remember him advocating helmets on one of the occasions when he crashed out of the TdeF.
I'm left wondering about "them." Perhaps I'm over-sensitive.