I would suggest that you wear a helmet, please.

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I would suggest that you wear a helmet, please.

Postby declan1 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:57 am

So. Just gone for a ride, ended up clipping a kerb and flew off. Taken all the skin off my shoulder, big cut just above my eye and cuts to my knee. 5 mins afterwards I couldn't see anything - vision went completely white, no hearing and nearly passed out.

Basically what I'm trying to say is if you don't mind, I would highly recommend that you wear a helmet. It could have quite possibly saved my life just now.
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Postby RDW » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:29 am

I'm not a medic, but that sounds like concussion. Get it checked out today.

Edit: In fact sudden deafness after a head injury comes under the 'call an ambulance now' category:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Concussion ... ptoms.aspx

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Postby declan1 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:38 am

Yeah, 7 people stopped to see if I was ok, one of them NHS. She called an ambulance for me - they checked me out properly and took me to the hospital. I'm fine now apart from a ******* painful shoulder!

EDIT: I didn't have sudden deafness, it was just ringing in my ears and the same feeling you get through a tunnel on a train.

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Postby RDW » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:40 am

Glad to hear it!

Edit: that wasn't a deafness joke!

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Postby Sodafarl » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:51 am

Sorry to hear that. Glad you are alright.

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Postby -spider- » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:08 pm

Sorry to hear about your accident - glad you're (relatively) ok.
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Postby ben@31 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:10 pm

I've never understood why cyclists don't wear helmets? I don't even notice mine.

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Postby thegreatdivide » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:18 pm

Glad you're OK (ish) chief!

Got distracted on the way out the door this morning and rode to work without mine on. Only realised when I was locking the bike in the bike shed. Really angry at myself.
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Postby Ballysmate » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:21 pm

ben@31 wrote:I've never understood why cyclists don't wear helmets? I don't even notice mine.


Actually feel exposed and slightly naked without mine. That's familiarity for you.
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Postby thegreatdivide » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:25 pm

ben@31 wrote:I've never understood why cyclists don't wear helmets? I don't even notice mine.


And these days the majority of them look cool as feck!
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Postby exlaser » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:27 pm

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Postby declan1 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:39 pm

Well, at least I can get some shiny new kit now! New helmet, bibs, jacket and glasses are needed (glasses are in three bits now - they snapped in two at the bridge and one lens has been broken out) ;)

I suppose this is one reason to get cheap Lidl stuff - I probably only wrecked about £65 worth of gear (helmet is £50 of that).

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Postby ethanhayes » Thu Mar 28, 2013 13:55 pm

ben@31 wrote:I've never understood why cyclists don't wear helmets? I don't even notice mine.


I notice mine unfortunately, it rubs on a little skin tag I have on my ear and after a few hours it's been known to bleed, which is a pain in the ars*
That said, I do feel naked without a helmet. I would never ride my bike without one.

Glad your not in a worse state OP.

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Postby Frank the tank » Thu Mar 28, 2013 14:36 pm

Glad the OP is OK now, never nice having a spill.

I always wear a helmet but I believe it's a case of each to there own.

Having said that,I believe the not wearing a helmet attitude wil die out as the older generation of cyclists "fade away".
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Postby airbag » Thu Mar 28, 2013 18:39 pm

Frank the tank wrote:Having said that,I believe the not wearing a helmet attitude wil die out as the older generation of cyclists "fade away".


I'm 23, so not exactly old, and I made a vow recently: every time I see patronising nonsense about helmets, I go for a ride without one. Two if it's in ALLCAPS. Four if someone claims it saved their life with no evidence to this effect other than a cracked helmet - when cracking is usually a pretty poor method of dissipating energy in a crash.

The objections people have to generalising 'I fell off with one and I'm not dead' to 'they save your life and you should wear one' are well known and have been retrodden, to no-one's benefit, thousands of times, so there isn't really an excuse for not being aware of them. Why not just leave your experiences at that, and actually trust people with making a competent decision with the evidence presented, rather than ramming an opinion down their throats? If you were really that desperate to show someone helmets worked, at least point them to some of the reasonable medical studies out there, which actually do illustrate the point rather than emotive ****.

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Postby Ballysmate » Thu Mar 28, 2013 18:51 pm

airbag wrote:
Frank the tank wrote:Having said that,I believe the not wearing a helmet attitude wil die out as the older generation of cyclists "fade away".


I'm 23, so not exactly old, and I made a vow recently: every time I see patronising nonsense about helmets, I go for a ride without one. Two if it's in ALLCAPS. Four if someone claims it saved their life with no evidence to this effect other than a cracked helmet - when cracking is usually a pretty poor method of dissipating energy in a crash.

The objections people have to generalising 'I fell off with one and I'm not dead' to 'they save your life and you should wear one' are well known and have been retrodden, to no-one's benefit, thousands of times, so there isn't really an excuse for not being aware of them. Why not just leave your experiences at that, and actually trust people with making a competent decision with the evidence presented, rather than ramming an opinion down their throats? If you were really that desperate to show someone helmets worked, at least point them to some of the reasonable medical studies out there, which actually do illustrate the point rather than emotive ****.


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Postby Ballysmate » Thu Mar 28, 2013 18:54 pm

Sorry that should read NATURAL SELECTION

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Postby GiantMike » Thu Mar 28, 2013 18:59 pm

Hope you get well soon. At least you're in a postion where you can get well again and not dead.

A mate of mine was recently airlifted to hospital when he crashed on a descent. His helmet was cracked and he took quite a while to recover completely, but he did. I wear a helmet. I occasionally see people out without helmets. I don't care what ridiculous reason they have in their head and I don't want to know why they decided to step away from common sense.
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Postby declan1 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 19:06 pm

airbag wrote:
Frank the tank wrote:Having said that,I believe the not wearing a helmet attitude wil die out as the older generation of cyclists "fade away".


I'm 23, so not exactly old, and I made a vow recently: every time I see patronising nonsense about helmets, I go for a ride without one. Two if it's in ALLCAPS. Four if someone claims it saved their life with no evidence to this effect other than a cracked helmet - when cracking is usually a pretty poor method of dissipating energy in a crash.

The objections people have to generalising 'I fell off with one and I'm not dead' to 'they save your life and you should wear one' are well known and have been retrodden, to no-one's benefit, thousands of times, so there isn't really an excuse for not being aware of them. Why not just leave your experiences at that, and actually trust people with making a competent decision with the evidence presented, rather than ramming an opinion down their throats? If you were really that desperate to show someone helmets worked, at least point them to some of the reasonable medical studies out there, which actually do illustrate the point rather than emotive ****.


If I hadn't have worn a helmet today (which isn't cracked now by the way), I would have most certainly had a fractured skull (at least). If you are so ignorant as to think helmets are useless then so be it. At least we'll all know why a 24 year old sustained serious head injuries in an accident.

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Postby Frank the tank » Thu Mar 28, 2013 19:32 pm

@ Airbag

I also posted this.....................
I always wear a helmet but I believe it's a case of each to there own.

Not trying to ram anything down anyones throat.

At 23 and not being a helmet wearer bothers me not one jot. However I believe you're of a generation where believe wearing a helmet is the norm. It's just about public attitudes and behaviours such as smoking, drink driving etc.

For your info I've had one accident where I totally smashed the helmet I was wearing and that was just in a off road spill. The only time I've been knocked off my bike by a car I didn't have a helmet on and I walked away reasonably unscathed, I was lucky. I've always said the main reason cyclists die in RTA's is because they've been hit by a ton of steel and wearing a helmet is neither here nor there in a lot of cases. Like when a friend of mine got squashed (literally) by the trailer of an artic last about 18months ago. Helmet didn't help him.

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