Helmets and falling off....

Discussion in 'Helmet Discussions' started by Hutch118, 26 Jul 2015.

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  1. Hutch118

    Hutch118 Active Member

    Location:
    Fife
    Got out today folks and managed my first 30 miles. However,

    I had a bad fall halfway through the ride in the middle of traffic in Edinburgh, my left foot came out of the peddle just when I was riding along and pushing down hard about 7-8 mph and the bike slid out from under me and down I went.

    Hurt my back and bruised various bits but thank god I had on my helmet, my head went back onto the road and if I didn't have it on it would have been a hospital job. The crack must have been loud as a few folk helped me back up. Only a bit pride was hurt after it all. I'd implore anyone who doesn't use one to buy one ASAP. I used to be a person who thought maybe I didn't need it all the time, now I won't ride without one!!!!!

    Not one driver stopped as I lay in the cycle lane for a few minutes till I got myself sorted out.
     
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  2. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    Location:
    South coast, UK
    I fell off once and banged my head on the road, but the woolly hat I was wearing meant I only had a bruise, so I implore everyone to buy a woolly hat and never ride without one.
     
  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Barmy in Barming
    I banged my head on a car windowscreen once. Cracked the glass. Luckily I was wearing a Cycle Chat Buff. I onlyended up with a little lump on my noggin. Luckily nothing serious, so I implore all cyclists to wear a Cycle Chat Buff...or indeed any Buff. It might just save your life.
     
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  4. Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

    Location:
    London
    Didn't effect him at all :giggle:
     
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  5. Bianchi boy

    Bianchi boy Senior Member

    Location:
    North wales
    You will get mixed comments on here regarding cycle helmets, if you feel comfortable wearing one then continue to do so, I'm sure Geriant Thomas was glad he was wearing his this week.
     
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  6. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Barmy in Barming
    Bloody tablet predictive bowlacks...
     
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  7. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    Location:
    South coast, UK
    When he hit a telegraph pole with his shoulder?
     
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  8. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    I hit my head once. Walked thro a door. Wouldn't have cracked my head if I had not been wearing one. Also once cracked my head on the road when I wasn't wearing mine, I'm fine. Also hit my head on the road when I was wearing one. Knocked out and 6 months concussion /dizzy spells.

    You never can tell.
     
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  9. Bianchi boy

    Bianchi boy Senior Member

    Location:
    North wales
    Did you see the clip on tv of his damaged cycle helmet?
     
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  10. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Why did they change his helmet as soon as the team car got there?
     
  11. Bianchi boy

    Bianchi boy Senior Member

    Location:
    North wales
    YEH See, changed his helmet, isuppose you'll say he did'nt like the colour:banghead:
     
  12. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    Location:
    South coast, UK
    Sponsors don't like people to see helmets that have failed.
     
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  13. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I think they put a smaller one on him, so that next time he did it there would be no contact.^_^
     
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  14. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Proof please. Of G's crash helmet failing that is.
     
  15. Lilliburlero

    Lilliburlero Wilier ftw

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    Good to know that you are ok after your fall. GWS :thumbsup:
     
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