Productive section or I Reckon Repetition ?

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Re: Productive section or I Reckon Repetition ?

Postby drossall » 4 Jan 2017, 9:27pm

Steady rider wrote:Another useful piece of information also came from Robinson;
http://www.cycle-helmets.com/robinson-head-injuries.pdf it gives details showing helmet wearers are more likely to hit their helmets when they do fall off.

One would imagine that non-wearers are very unlikely to hit their helmets :wink:

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Re: Productive section or I Reckon Repetition ?

Postby Steady rider » 5 Jan 2017, 10:31am

I have been cycling for more than 50 years, so far no head impacts, maybe I am lucky.

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Re: Productive section or I Reckon Repetition ?

Postby drossall » 5 Jan 2017, 7:16pm

I've had two significant ones in about 45 years. One was before helmets were invented, and in the other I wasn't wearing one. However, had I been on either occasion, I'm sure the helmet would have saved my life.

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Re: Productive section or I Reckon Repetition ?

Postby fishfright » 5 Jan 2017, 8:04pm

So yeah it is a 'I Reckon Repetition' forum after all , ah well as you were

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Re: Productive section or I Reckon Repetition ?

Postby [XAP]Bob » 6 Jan 2017, 10:40am

fishfright wrote:So yeah it is a 'I Reckon Repetition' forum after all , ah well as you were


The basic science doesn't change. The attacks on it are constant.

What do you expect?
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
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Re: Productive section or I Reckon Repetition ?

Postby Phil Fouracre » 6 Jan 2017, 5:40pm

Gave up expecting anything, years ago!
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Re: Productive section or I Reckon Repetition ?

Postby Jon Lucas » 7 Jan 2017, 9:32am

I think this section is productive, although it is riven by repetition (but that sadly seems to come naturally with many internet discussions).

I haven't changed my attitude to helmet wearing (I don't wear one and have no intention of doing so, even if compulsion should ever be introduced) but feel more informed by what i have read here. Whereas before I felt like a bit of a lone voice against a tide of helmet wearers, now I feel my reasons for taking that stance have more objective backing than the gut feeling that drove me. :D

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Re: Productive section or I Reckon Repetition ?

Postby deliquium » 7 Jan 2017, 10:48am

Jon Lucas wrote:I think this section is productive, although it is riven by repetition (but that sadly seems to come naturally with many internet discussions).

I haven't changed my attitude to helmet wearing (I don't wear one and have no intention of doing so, even if compulsion should ever be introduced) but feel more informed by what i have read here. Whereas before I felt like a bit of a lone voice against a tide of helmet wearers, now I feel my reasons for taking that stance have more objective backing than the gut feeling that drove me. :D


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Re: Productive section or I Reckon Repetition ?

Postby Stevek76 » 7 Jan 2017, 2:17pm

Jon Lucas wrote:I think this section is productive, although it is riven by repetition (but that sadly seems to come naturally with many internet discussions).


I think that just comes with most discussions in life really. All the internet has done is let such relatively small chat be saved so we end up seeing just how repetitive it is. Particularly were a specific topic has been subsectioned like this.

I suspect if you were to take a specific topic out of another section eg rear derailleur setup/problems, or a 'please recommend/comment on these bikes I'm looking at getting for commuting', it would look pretty repetitive as well!

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Re: Productive section or I Reckon Repetition ?

Postby Steady rider » 7 Jan 2017, 5:38pm

It seems there are 9 pages of helmet topics listed and they cover a wide range of issues. It provides useful information that may not be so readily available from other places. I am not sure that you could view this range of information and opinions elsewhere.