Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by alecstilleyedye, 9 Mar 2008.

  1. yes, always

    1 vote(s)
  2. sometimes, if i remember

    1 vote(s)
  3. no, never

    1 vote(s)
  1. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    i always take the helmet off as soon as i'm away from the bike. seems that my club mates do the same, so why do people wander around with their helmet on, looking slightly like they're on day release?
  2. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    South Beds.
    If I stop for a pee in the woods....then no.....I leave it on.
    When I get back from a ride...yes it comes off.
    Last week in my race I kept it on as we were waiting to be called to the start line up...so I wanted to be ready.
    I can't say I've ever forgotten that I'm wearing a helmet....
  3. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    I'd like to say I always take it off but today for example I just forgot and besides, it was keeping me warm when I was walking on the coast!
  4. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    If i'm out on my bike its stays on.
  5. pzycoman

    pzycoman New Member

    Huffing a kitten
    If im stopping for a whiz or to eat something thats too fiddly that i cant open while cycling, it stays on. If i go into a shop (i.e. to buy a quick drink), sometimes i just unclip it and leave it on my noggin. Apart from that, it comes off quick.
  6. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Over the Hill
    I cn't vote on this one as the option "don't own a helmet" isn't available:ohmy:
  7. longers

    longers Veteran

    The chap who owns the health food shop nearby can usually be seen walking round the supermarket with his on.
  8. jonesy

    jonesy Legendary Member

    I visited the CTC York rally a few years ago. One of the things that amused me was the number of people walking round the indoor displays with their helmets on. I suspect some of them kept them on all day, as well as their lycra...
  9. andygates

    andygates New Member

    Even though it would offer protection to my pedestrian self, I only wear 'em when I have to (offroad, or racing, or icy) and I learned to stay upright on my feet at a pretty young age, so my Magic Hat comes the hell off.
  10. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    ..if your on a ride its bad enough wearing cycling gear, as its look at me apparell !.

    Mostly I forget if im 'hammered' after a ride (putting the bike to bed) but mostly I DO remember.

    If you've stopped at shops * - though ONE summer it was reaking with heat and I entered this shop nearly crashed thru the door as i got the cleats on the ground wrong wandered around on tiptoes then discovered a air-con unit on a really small shop ~ god me; total bliss ! * feeling the cold thru the helmet was fantastic then I realised that if I take the helmet off then I'll feel the coolness better ;)

  11. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Yes . Off. It isn't a good look.
  12. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Occasionally I forget I have it on, once I remember I usually remove it. But if I'm just nipping into a supermarket on a quick grab and dash and I have my hands full with pannier too then I might leave it on, or if I've fitted it in the pannier until I put the shopping in the pannier, then I may put it on at the till.:evil: (Now I feel I've said "I'm summerdays and I'm a dozy cyclist).

    But I wish supermarkets and large shopping centres would consider that cyclists might like a locker to stash their helmet and panniers in.
  13. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Depends on the situation but very often leaving it on the head is the most convenient way of carrying it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. Joe

    Joe Über Member

    Keep it on, theres a lot of uneven pavement out there;)
  15. I'd agree with that; if I'm working hard, for instance out with the club I can't wait to take it off at a cafe stop but if I'm shopping or something I like to keep my hands free, so I usually leave it on.
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