trickle wrote:If you have been racing since the late 80's early 90's you should have told Fabio casartelli how useless helmets are and how great a job the human skull does all by it's self
I'm opposed to mandatory helmet laws, not helmets. There is a subtle difference - see if you can spot it. I always wear a helmet racing - more to protect my scalp from lacerations and grazes on the off-chance I fall (I've not fallen off a bicycle since I was 10 years old...and there were no helmets back then - how did all those children survive!?). I understand the physics of what they can and can not protect me from and I ride accordingly.
trickle wrote:Bet his family would love to hear your views!
It is an insult to his family to even suggest that wearing a polystyrene hat would have made any difference. You do realise he was travelling at approximately 80km/h at impact and the senior tour Doctor said a helmet would have made no difference whatsoever. It gives the family far more comfort knowing that no helmet (motorcycle or otherwise) would have made the slightest difference; but feel free to spread the gospel.
Have you even read the AS/NZS2063 Standard for bicycle helmets and the testing procedures (AS/NZS2512) - very similar to the EN1078 standard? I bet you haven't... The testing procedure includes impact test(s) at only 19.5km/h and the helmet has to only not 'fail' (ie. crack) to pass the test.
trickle wrote:And there you go again, defending yourself breaking a law. You are not experienced, just lucky... so far.
There is no such thing as luck, or faeries, or god(s) or leprechauns but feel free to believe.
By the way, the other fellow in the video has a medical certificate to allow him to ride without a helmet - I suppose you have a problem with that? How do you know I don't have one too...