A Brain Surgeon on Bicycle Helmets

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A Brain Surgeon on Bicycle Helmets

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:02 pm

A helmet saved my life
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Re: A Brain Surgeon on Bicycle Helmets

Postby russellgarrard » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:06 pm

All this ban the helmet crap...I couldn't care less to be honest. I have done my own research, believe helmet's save lives, so I wear one while I'm cutting down on my risk of obesity/heart disease/strokes etc

The thing is, I wonder what the IQ of helmet wearers vs non-helmet wearers is.

Maybe removing mandatory helmets might do some wonders for Darwin's theory...
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Re: A Brain Surgeon on Bicycle Helmets

Postby sogood » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:49 pm


The fragility of the skull/brain is etched in one's memory once one has managed a case of severe head trauma from casualty intake to operating theatre to rehab. Forget about heart and vascular diseases (there are heart transplant, guidewire based interventions, drugs, bypasses), there's only one brain and once smashed and squeezed, it's pulped. Protect it with all you have!
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Re: A Brain Surgeon on Bicycle Helmets

Postby jules21 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:06 am

i was reading a book on the TdF and it included a moving description of the peloton's emotional reaction to the death from head injuries of Fabio Casartelli in 1995. the author was appalled at how the riders just went straight back to taking huge risks on descents, without wearing helmets, as if the tragedy never happened and no lessons were learned.
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Re: A Brain Surgeon on Bicycle Helmets

Postby il padrone » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:24 am

Yeah!!



bendertiger wrote:All this ban the helmet crap...I couldn't care less to be honest. I have done my own research, believe helmet's save lives, so I wear one while I'm cutting down on my risk of obesity/heart disease/strokes etc

Exactly where are the calls to ban the helmet?? :?

Helmets are fine - it's the choice that is wanted.
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Re: A Brain Surgeon on Bicycle Helmets

Postby russellgarrard » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:47 am

Sorry, that must of been written on a day my brain was still partying after NYE's
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