One of my pet hates re pro-helmeteers....

Discussion in 'Helmet Discussions' started by Brandane, 4 Jan 2018.

  1. How's this?

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  2. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Has she got her hand up that dogs exhaust like he's Orville or something?
  3. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    I hadn't noticed before but how low is the blue-hatted child's saddle? Stunt bike?
  4. simongt

    simongt Über Member

    Or simply a 'You must have both feet flat on the ground when stationary' parent - ? :laugh:
  5. OP

    Brandane Fair weather cyclist.

    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?
  6. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Exterminate Christmas! Moderator

    Risk compensation. It's a thing.
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  7. keithmac

    keithmac Über Member

    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..
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  8. Drago

    Drago Guru

    She also needs to teach the boy to stand on the non drive side when pushing the bike.
  9. simongt

    simongt Über Member

    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.
    'Nuff said.
  10. CrinklyLion

    CrinklyLion Guest

    Probably. But of what, that's the question?
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  11. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll


    note: I always push the bike from the drive side.
  12. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    South coast, UK
    Well, no, unfortunately that is only evidence that your plastic hat got damaged, nothing further.
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  13. CrinklyLion

    CrinklyLion Guest

    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?
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  14. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    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?
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  15. Drago

    Drago Guru

    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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