Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?

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Re: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?

Postby [XAP]Bob » 27 Jul 2018, 2:35pm

Airsporter1st wrote:Who in their right mind would stop wearing a life-saving device, just because it is hot? Surely, if they are convinced of the efficacy of a helmet, they should wear it constantly (maybe take it off for bed).

Do you know how dangerous beds are - more people die in bed than anywhere else...
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Re: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?

Postby flat tyre » 27 Jul 2018, 2:47pm

Airsporter1st wrote:Who in their right mind would stop wearing a life-saving device, just because it is hot? Surely, if they are convinced of the efficacy of a helmet, they should wear it constantly (maybe take it off for bed).

I've started wearing mine to bed in case the sky falls in.

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Re: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?

Postby landsurfer » 27 Jul 2018, 2:55pm

Airsporter1st wrote:Who in their right mind would stop wearing a life-saving device, just because it is hot? Surely, if they are convinced of the efficacy of a helmet, they should wear it constantly (maybe take it off for bed).


Suppose when the major at risk group for head injuries, pedestrians, start to wear them i might consider it .... might.
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Re: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?

Postby Mick F » 27 Jul 2018, 3:30pm

Major "at risk" group are car occupants.
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Re: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?

Postby Airsporter1st » 27 Jul 2018, 3:32pm

flat tyre wrote:
Airsporter1st wrote:Who in their right mind would stop wearing a life-saving device, just because it is hot? Surely, if they are convinced of the efficacy of a helmet, they should wear it constantly (maybe take it off for bed).

I've started wearing mine to bed in case the sky falls in.


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Re: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?

Postby Pastychomper » 27 Jul 2018, 4:04pm

flat tyre wrote:
Airsporter1st wrote:Who in their right mind would stop wearing a life-saving device, just because it is hot? Surely, if they are convinced of the efficacy of a helmet, they should wear it constantly (maybe take it off for bed).

I've started wearing mine to bed in case the sky falls in.


Wasn't there a case involving an elderly gentleman who didn't wear a helmet at night? Apparently he went to bed and bumped his head, and couldn't get up in the morning.
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Re: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?

Postby yakdiver » 27 Jul 2018, 4:07pm

mjr wrote:
yakdiver wrote:I'd would feel naked without it

You get used to it, same as most of us got used to feeling weighed down by them, having grown up riding normally.

No not me, actually while out on my trike today I thought of this photo
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Re: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?

Postby Phil Fouracre » 27 Jul 2018, 4:24pm

My god! I'm just having tea :-(
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Re: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?

Postby LollyKat » 27 Jul 2018, 5:07pm

I feel (and am) safer without a helmet - why would I want to wear one?

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Re: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 27 Jul 2018, 5:25pm

Thread drift alert :wink:

I wore a hair-net type h****t for a couple of criteriums in 1974, not used a h****t since

A good way to cool down is just to pour water over ones head, it soon evaporates
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Re: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 27 Jul 2018, 5:53pm

Hi,
pjclinch wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Keeps the sun out of my eyes..............but is good at catching occasional bees..................stung on the head........ended up in a&e..............still wearing...................


Mine (from Aldi) has a fairly broad mesh under the vents so wasps etc. can't get in.

Just got one through the post which has mesh, but XC type so more for stones :?
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Re: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 27 Jul 2018, 5:55pm

Hi,
[XAP]Bob wrote:
Airsporter1st wrote:Who in their right mind would stop wearing a life-saving device, just because it is hot? Surely, if they are convinced of the efficacy of a helmet, they should wear it constantly (maybe take it off for bed).

Do you know how dangerous beds are - more people die in bed than anywhere else...

What is it with beds and helmets......................next it will be ice skating and revolving doors :lol:
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Re: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 27 Jul 2018, 5:58pm

Hi,
Phil Fouracre wrote:My god! I'm just having tea :-(

So am I....cant figure to go for lasagne or beans......maybe both :)
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Re: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?

Postby De Sisti » 27 Jul 2018, 7:05pm

Airsporter1st wrote:Who in their right mind would stop wearing a life-saving device, just because it is hot?

Helmets have never been proven to save lives. One would have to have the same accident under the exact
same conditions to prove whether a helmet would have saved someone.

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Re: Anyone else stopped wearing helmets in this weather?

Postby Phil Fouracre » 27 Jul 2018, 7:21pm

De Sisti wrote:
Airsporter1st wrote:Who in their right mind would stop wearing a life-saving device, just because it is hot?

Helmets have never been proven to save lives. One would have to have the same accident under the exact
same conditions to prove whether a helmet would have saved someone.


Oops!! Was Airsporter serious? I'd assumed it was trolling! :-) :-)
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