Ride London

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Ride London

Postby Mike Sales » 4 Aug 2019, 12:17pm

I'm watching this on TV.
I'm conflicted. It is great to see so many on two wheels, but also depressing to see so much expanded polystyrene.
The only bare headed rider I noticed was the great Chris.
Good on him. Does he have a special dispensation I wonder.

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Re: Ride London

Postby 100%JR » 4 Aug 2019, 2:11pm

Mike Sales wrote:I'm watching this on TV.
I'm conflicted. It is great to see so many on two wheels, but also depressing to see so much expanded polystyrene.

Let it go :roll:

Or put it in the helmets thread :wink:

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Re: Ride London

Postby Mike Sales » 4 Aug 2019, 2:20pm

100%JR wrote:Or put it in the helmets thread :wink:


It is in the helmet sub-forum.

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Re: Ride London

Postby 100%JR » 4 Aug 2019, 2:25pm

Mike Sales wrote:
100%JR wrote:Or put it in the helmets thread :wink:


It is in the helmet sub-forum.

I stand corrected it just showed up as a new thread...but....let it go.
Helmet threads always seem to be started by the HUGE minority that don't wear them :roll:
Why do this minority feel the need to ram home their(often misguided) opinions on others.
Look we get it you choose not to wear one,many choose to wear one.
Leave it at that :|

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Re: Ride London

Postby Oldjohnw » 4 Aug 2019, 2:31pm

Depressing?

Just enjoy cycling. And be glad others are, too. It is, after all, a free choice.
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Re: Ride London

Postby Mike Sales » 4 Aug 2019, 2:35pm

100%JR wrote:Helmet threads always seem to be started by the HUGE minority that don't wear them :roll:
Why do this minority feel the need to ram home their(often misguided) opinions on others.
Look we get it you choose not to wear one,many choose to wear one.
Leave it at that :|


I think you know why those who prefer not to wear a helmet are vocal about them: you ought to, it has been explained often enough.
The topic has already been quarantined in its own isolation ward and now you want to squash any mention of it at all.

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Re: Ride London

Postby Mike Sales » 4 Aug 2019, 2:44pm

Oldjohnw wrote:Depressing?

Just enjoy cycling. And be glad others are, too. It is, after all, a free choice.


It is a free choice at the moment. Just as long as you don't want to go on any organised ride.
If you don't want to read anti-helmet views, don't read the Helmets sub-forum.

I think it was worth remarking that Boardman was the only lidless one in that throng.

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Re: Ride London

Postby DaveReading » 4 Aug 2019, 2:50pm

100%JR wrote:Why do this minority feel the need to ram home their (often misguided) opinions on others.
Look we get it you choose not to wear one, many choose to wear one.

Methinks you doth protest too much.

There is only one group that seeks to impose its view of how others should behave, and it's not the non-helmet-wearers.

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Re: Ride London

Postby Oldjohnw » 4 Aug 2019, 3:30pm

Mike Sales wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:Depressing?

Just enjoy cycling. And be glad others are, too. It is, after all, a free choice.


It is a free choice at the moment. Just as long as you don't want to go on any organised ride.
If you don't want to read anti-helmet views, don't read the Helmets sub-forum.

I think it was worth remarking that Boardman was the only lidless one in that throng.


hold on a mo! This was Ride London.

I read them because I am interested. I do not get depressed. I would have thought you should not watch Ride London!
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Re: Ride London

Postby bovlomov » 4 Aug 2019, 3:31pm

Mike Sales wrote:I'm watching this on TV.
I'm conflicted. It is great to see so many on two wheels, but also depressing to see so much expanded polystyrene.
The only bare headed rider I noticed was the great Chris.
Good on him. Does he have a special dispensation I wonder.

It would be surprising if Boardman agreed to ride in an event where helmets were compulsory, especially as his decision not to wear one would be so obvious.

Perhaps there were others. For how long were you watching?

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Re: Ride London

Postby Mike Sales » 4 Aug 2019, 3:41pm

bovlomov wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:I'm watching this on TV.
I'm conflicted. It is great to see so many on two wheels, but also depressing to see so much expanded polystyrene.
The only bare headed rider I noticed was the great Chris.
Good on him. Does he have a special dispensation I wonder.

It would be surprising if Boardman agreed to ride in an event where helmets were compulsory, especially as his decision not to wear one would be so obvious.

Perhaps there were others. For how long were you watching?


I have just looked at the rules and helmets are compulsory, I did not watch for very long.
It is surprising that he was lidless in a liddy event, which is why I remarked on it.

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Re: Ride London

Postby bovlomov » 4 Aug 2019, 3:51pm

Mike Sales wrote:I have just looked at the rules and helmets are compulsory, I did not watch for very long.
It is surprising that he was lidless in a liddy event, which is why I remarked on it.

It would be interesting to hear CB's thoughts on that - for it's unlikely that he did it without considering the implications.

Depressing anyway, that helmets were compulsory, and depressing that noting it, even in the ghetto, is being criticised.

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Re: Ride London

Postby Mike Sales » 4 Aug 2019, 3:58pm

bovlomov wrote:It would be interesting to hear CB's thoughts on that - for it's unlikely that he did it without considering the implications.

Depressing anyway, that helmets were compulsory, and depressing that noting it, even in the ghetto, is being criticised.


Yes, it interested me for that reason. It was not mentioned in the bit of commentary I heard.

A comment I might have put in the "Signs of Age" thread must go here.
I can remember when helmets were never seen on cyclists and then when a plastic basin was a sign of a Yankee tourist.
I stop myself mentioning this thought aloud, I know it is a sign of age.

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Re: Ride London

Postby bovlomov » 4 Aug 2019, 4:15pm

Mike Sales wrote:I can remember when helmets were never seen on cyclists and then when a plastic basin was a sign of a Yankee tourist.
I stop myself mentioning this thought aloud, I know it is a sign of age.

You say that, but I have often been taken to task for not wearing a helmet, by people who spent their childhoods on bikes, not knowing what a bicycle helmet was. When I point this out, I am told that it was OK then as the roads were much safer. That may have been true in 1932, but I'm not sure it was in 1975.

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Re: Ride London

Postby squeaker » 5 Aug 2019, 10:48am

Looking at the bunch sprint pile-ups in both pro-races, maybe a good job they were wearing plastic hats?
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