Discussion in 'Helmet Discussions' started by Brandane, 4 Jan 2018.
Has she got her hand up that dogs exhaust like he's Orville or something?
I hadn't noticed before but how low is the blue-hatted child's saddle? Stunt bike?
Or simply a 'You must have both feet flat on the ground when stationary' parent - ?
Another pet hate about pro-helmet crusaders; of whom one of my cycling buddies is one..... I warned him weeks ago about a large bulge in the sidewall of one of his tyres - it looked ready to pop at any time, and as he is quite a high mileage rider I thought it would be a wise move to change the tyre. But no, he kept riding on it for several hundred miles and today the inevitable happened; the tyre blew out. Fortunately it was on the rear wheel and happened at low speed so he stayed on the bike - but that was just good luck. What is it with riders who lecture me about wearing a helmet, yet they feel it is ok to neglect obvious safety issues like a bulge in a tyre?? Do they feel invincible because of a thin plastic shell perched on their head?
Risk compensation. It's a thing.
I wear a helmet, I couldn't really care less if others do or don't!.
If that picture is all you've got to complain about you're doing well..
She also needs to teach the boy to stand on the non drive side when pushing the bike.
When I was knocked off my bike by being rear ended by a car back in April; a completely unforseen and unpredectable event, I was as is my habit, wearing a bash hat. My journey from the actual impact to lying on the road is still a complete blank, so thus this proves that it isn't always possible to 'control' one's fall from a bike in such circumstances. My bash hat was trashed and I ended up with nothing worse that a broken hip joint but the fact that my bash hat was trashed is evidence in itself.
Probably. But of what, that's the question?
note: I always push the bike from the drive side.
Well, no, unfortunately that is only evidence that your plastic hat got damaged, nothing further.
Less likely to get covered in oil from the chain, being on the side away from the vehicles if you're getting on ready to set off?
oh... strange how i don't get covered in oil from my chain when pushing my bike. And i've always mounted my bike from the drive side, without incident.. so the question remains. Why?
Filth is one reason, but in the event of a fall you're less likely to be injured by chainrings etc.
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