John in CR wrote:evildave,
I'm simply not getting into the helmet debate again to educate someone who won't listen anyway.
It's also a really, really simple fact that hitting your head sucks.
A helmet gives you a good chance that such an event will not suck quite
You're obviously from the 'Helmets are evil, and I won't ever listen, but will tirelessly try to convince people to never protect their brains from impacts in any way, and I will never cite any study at all!' camp.
You can carefully shop for a helmet, find one that combines the best attributes for low to moderate impacts versus weight, comfort, price, etc., and wear it. You know, do some homework.
Or you can blindly, madly insist that wearing a helmet will cause some sort of super-mega-death implosion if it contacts anything while you're wearing it, and blurt half-remembered nonsense you heard from some tin foil hat wearing nincompoop about some obscure, twisted 'study' that upon being peer reviewed, was laughed out existence, except for helmet-hater web sites.
Oh, and never, ever back up a word that you say with any hard science. Because 'google' takes too long.
Helmets are for brains that are worth protecting.
John in CR wrote:Regarding walking vs riding. It's simply because you're out there for longer. It's statistically safer per mile by bicycle than walking.
As for that personal opinion of yours that 'walking takes longer, so it's more dangerous'?
Don't walk anywhere! Run! Running must ABSOLUTELY be safer than walking by this 'reasoning'. Nobody ever gets hurt running anywhere, where they could have walked, because it took less time!
Looking both ways takes more time! Just cross the street at a dead run, without looking; it's SAFER!
Run with scissors! You won't be holding them as long, so you'll be less likely to cut yourself!
Run around the pool, because you won't spend as much time near it, so you'll be less likely to slip, hit your head, fall in, and drown than if you walked carefully and spent more time near the pool!
Ride (and drive) as fast as possible, EVERYWHERE! Speed limits are murderous traps! Limit the time you spend on the streets where you might have an accident by going 100MPH wherever you go!
The bathroom is statistically the least safe place in the home (more people have accidents there!) So be sure and run in, finish ALL bathroom business in as much a hurry as you can, and RUN BACK OUT AGAIN! HURRY! YOU MIGHT BE KILLED BY BEING THERE!!!
Don't sleep on your bed. That's another place people die very often. If you spend less time in bed, you'll never die in your sleep!