human909 wrote:fat and old wrote:Whilst I'm living proof of the cycling=reduced chance of stroke.....I don't think it's as simple as that.
Sure it isn't as simple as that. Nor is it as simple as non MHLs leads to more head injuries in society. Holland has insanely more cyclists and very low helmet use. But funnily enough no epidemic of head injuries.
Again all this is missing the point. Why are we even talking about head injuries when the rates of head injuries in cycling are so low? Helmets reduce head injuries in ALL activities, the same logic being used for bicycle helmets could be readily applied to countless other activities.
Hey....I was just replying to the post. Don't be dragging me into an MHL head injury discussion. You know my POV on that.
Edit: Specifically, on the chance of stroke/cardiac issues: I'd posit that a fair few of the people who would actually start riding a bike around...to the pub, shops etc....if it was ok to ride on the path without a helmet would be fat smokers who haven't exercised at all in the last 10 years (like I was ). A quick look at the types who ride helmetless at present....OUTSIDE THE INNER CITY of Melbourne.....will see more than a few fit this description (Go down to the lower peninsula...from Dromana on..... and see what I'm talking about)
Not that I care.....take what you want and pay for it I say.