Safety: Cycling versus jogging

Discussion in 'Helmet Discussions' started by CopperCyclist, 11 Jun 2015.

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  1. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Location:
    Armonmy Way
    For safety's sake, until you can get one of these, I'd cut out the jogging...

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  2. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    You don't say!
    It's summer now (all 3 days of it) I went out helmet-less too.
    One of my work colleagues (does not cycle) would have kittens too if she saw me: just as well our summer will end tomorrow ^_^
     
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  3. By wearing a helmet [because your better half said so] you are making a clear statement that cycling is dangerous and therefore possibly influencing the way the law views helmets. The more people ride without, the more the law is likely to disregard a helmet in any decision involving a cycling accident.
    As an aside I was in Cambridge today [we used to live there] and I thought I would try and estimate the numbers wearing / not wearing a helmet. I suppose I saw upwards of 30 cyclists and the majority were bare headed, however compared with when we lived there 7 years ago many more are wearing helmets now and I completely fail to see why this should be so.
     
  4. howard2107

    howard2107 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    I choose to wear a helmet, what is inside my head may not be much, and its function may come into question from time to time, but i don't really want it to get any worse.
    I dont do running or jogging, i don't enjoy it, its bad for the joints, and i found it boring, but each to their own.

    Cheers................Howard
     
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  5. OP
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    CopperCyclist

    CopperCyclist Veteran

    Disobeying the wife potentially even more dangerous though!
     
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  6. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    Can't you do what we all did as kids? Just wear it to the end of your street and then hide it in a bush till you get back. Or hang it from your handlebars.
     
  7. swansonj

    swansonj Guru

    I trust you were both wearing helmets. And elbow pads and shin pads. ^_^
     
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  9. Afnug

    Afnug Everything you can imagine is real

    In my last post I deliberately avoided mentioning the helmet but the op did say "Why don't I stop when cycling". in regards to helmets,

    If I am going out alone I will go helmet less preferring a cap buff or bare head depending on weather, if I go on a club run its a cub rule ( I don't agree with) that you wear a helmet, if I go with a fast group chain gang type ride (all helmets sunglasses & testosterone), I now wear a helmet as on the occasions I haven't I spend most of the ride explaining why I have left it at home, I know this is giving in to the pro lobby and I should persist with my educational talks but I have gone for a bike ride not to lecture, the best rides are were there is a mix of helmet and helmet less people who just want to ride and realise the helmet question is an individual choice.

    The times I have fallen off and fallen over whilst running (quite a lot, I am old and been at it a long time) I would have have benefited from elbow knee & shoulder pads. the three times I have sustained serious head injury (all requiring stitches) I was not running or cycling, the best advice I can give is read all the pros & cons do your own risk assessment and wear or don't wear a helmet, but respect other peoples decisions either way.
     
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  10. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    Location:
    South coast, UK
    This.
     
  11. jazzkat

    jazzkat Fixed wheel fanatic.

    Come on, you want proper hard evidence in a thread about helmets? Never gonna happen:laugh:
    :biggrin:
     
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  12. w00hoo_kent

    w00hoo_kent One of the 64K

    This I have truly never seen the point of. I'd much rather have it strapped to my head where it'll stay put than dangling off of the handlebars and getting in the way.
     
  13. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    Yes and it's a good job I was bcoz otherwise my head injury would be MUCH worse! LOL
     
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  14. Blimey that was close to the helmet:ohmy:
     
  15. cyberknight

    cyberknight Bullied off cc

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