Near miss, saved by helmet.Lesson learned

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thirdcrank
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Re: Near miss, saved by helmet.Lesson learned

Postby thirdcrank » 22 Aug 2014, 10:51am

MartinC wrote: ...When you get to this stage in a thread it's interesting to go back and look at the title or the OP. It's a strange proposition. The OP had an accident (not a near miss) which seems to have been totally avoidable and is now left in considerable pain and discomfort. The helmet clearly hasn't saved him from any of this but he's speculating that it saved him from some other theoretical event which never happened. From all this he adduces that the most important lesson he's learned is to wear a helmet and that he wants to tell us. Hmmmmm...........



From page 6:

fast but dim wrote: Rumbled. :...


:lol:

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Re: Near miss, saved by helmet.Lesson learned

Postby MartinC » 22 Aug 2014, 11:15am

TC, :D , yes it explains why he wanted to to tell us but not the lack of logic!

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Re: Near miss, saved by helmet.Lesson learned

Postby FatBat » 22 Aug 2014, 12:23pm

Listening to Radio 4 yesterday, they were talking about those two American doctors who been infected with the Ebola virus and had then received that untested and experimental drug. Both had recovered. The interviewer asked some medical expert whether this was indicating that the drug was effective. The medical expert said something along the lines of;

"We don't know. It might have made them better, it might have had no impact at all, it might even have delayed their recovery. We just don't know."

I think I'll use a similar line the next time we get a "helmet saved my life" story.

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Re: Near miss, saved by helmet.Lesson learned

Postby TonyR » 22 Aug 2014, 1:22pm

FatBat wrote:"We don't know. It might have made them better, it might have had no impact at all, it might even have delayed their recovery. We just don't know."


Or even caused harm which is yet to reveal itself. Think thalidomide.

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Re: Near miss, saved by helmet.Lesson learned

Postby kwackers » 22 Aug 2014, 1:51pm

TonyR wrote:
FatBat wrote:"We don't know. It might have made them better, it might have had no impact at all, it might even have delayed their recovery. We just don't know."


Or even caused harm which is yet to reveal itself. Think thalidomide.

IME a cycle helmet definitely helps avoid pregnancies - or the chance thereof. :lol:

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Re: Near miss, saved by helmet.Lesson learned

Postby TonyR » 22 Aug 2014, 2:06pm

I don't wear a cycle helmet and I've never been pregnant :wink:

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Re: Near miss, saved by helmet.Lesson learned

Postby shouldbeinbed » 22 Aug 2014, 8:27pm

kwackers wrote:IME a cycle helmet definitely helps avoid pregnancies - or the chance thereof. :lol:


Your hypothesis may need some work, sometimes I wear a helmet and sometimes not but I've never been pregnant. I'd been thinking that having had a vasectomy was stopping me getting pregnant but maybe it is the helmet. hmmmmm.

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Re: Near miss, saved by helmet.Lesson learned

Postby FatBat » 26 Aug 2014, 12:08pm

FatBat wrote:Listening to Radio 4 yesterday, they were talking about those two American doctors who been infected with the Ebola virus and had then received that untested and experimental drug. Both had recovered. The interviewer asked some medical expert whether this was indicating that the drug was effective. The medical expert said something along the lines of;

"We don't know. It might have made them better, it might have had no impact at all, it might even have delayed their recovery. We just don't know."


And, of course, all the tabloids are now hailing this drug as a miracle cure that should immediately be given to everyone who has the Ebola virus (well, at least to all Westerners who have it).

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Re: Near miss, saved by helmet.Lesson learned

Postby Graham » 26 Aug 2014, 1:03pm

The original posting from "fast but dim" was an astonishing non-sequitur. Fast, but dim indeed !!

However it has produced thirteen pages of excellent entertainment (so far).

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Re: Near miss, saved by helmet.Lesson learned

Postby Si » 26 Aug 2014, 1:53pm

Graham wrote:
However it has produced thirteen pages of excellent entertainment (so far).


Yeah, but it's a bit like 'Dave': some quality programs but it's nearly all repeats :wink: