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  1. http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/?id=2003/jun03/jun30news2

    Cindy Vogels' description of her husband is apparently no exaggeration: Vogels remains immobilised
    at the Trauma Center at Massachusetts University Hospital, where a team of specialist doctors
    performed three hours' reconstructive surgery for a triple break in his callus (ankle bone) and have
    kept him in traction as a precautionary measure for a fracture to his C7 vertebrae.

    Doctors at the hospital have also said that Vogels' helmet saved his life. "I'm just so glad he had
    a helmet on; they [the doctors] said that if he didn't have the helmet on, it would have been game
    over for sure," said Cindy Vogels to Cyclingnews, who, not surprisingly, is still in a state of
    shock and disbelief herself.

    Apparently Vogels' helmet took so much of the impact, it actually compressed into his head and
    cut his skull

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  2. Mike S.

    Mike S. Guest

    "Kurgan Gringioni" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/?id=2003/jun03/jun30news2
    >
    > Cindy Vogels' description of her husband is apparently no exaggeration: Vogels remains immobilised
    > at the Trauma Center at Massachusetts
    University
    > Hospital, where a team of specialist doctors performed three hours' reconstructive surgery for a
    > triple break in his callus (ankle bone) and have kept him in traction as a precautionary measure
    > for a fracture to his C7 vertebrae.
    >
    > Doctors at the hospital have also said that Vogels' helmet saved his life. "I'm just so glad he
    > had a helmet on; they [the doctors] said that if he didn't have the helmet on, it would have been
    > game over for sure," said Cindy Vogels to Cyclingnews, who, not surprisingly, is still in a state
    > of shock and disbelief herself.
    >
    > Apparently Vogels' helmet took so much of the impact, it actually
    compressed
    > into his head and cut his skull
    >
    > <snip>
    >
    >
    Man! Talk about a troll!

    Mike
     
  3. "Kurgan Gringioni" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/?id=2003/jun03/jun30news2
    >
    > Cindy Vogels' description of her husband is apparently no exaggeration: Vogels remains immobilised
    > at the Trauma Center at Massachusetts
    University
    > Hospital, where a team of specialist doctors performed three hours' reconstructive surgery for a
    > triple break in his callus (ankle bone) and have kept him in traction as a precautionary measure
    > for a fracture to his C7 vertebrae.
    >
    > Doctors at the hospital have also said that Vogels' helmet saved his life. "I'm just so glad he
    > had a helmet on; they [the doctors] said that if he didn't have the helmet on, it would have been
    > game over for sure," said Cindy Vogels to Cyclingnews, who, not surprisingly, is still in a state
    > of shock and disbelief herself.
    >
    > Apparently Vogels' helmet took so much of the impact, it actually
    compressed
    > into his head and cut his skull
    >
    > <snip>
    >
    >

    Was he wearing a thong?

    -T
     
  4. Gary

    Gary Guest

    I don't understand your comment. He is simply quoting verbatim the cyclingnews.com story. Are they
    trolls, too? I usually see a troll as someone making outrageous, unsupported, ill-informed comments
    to inflame an unsuspecting newsgroup. That doesn't seem to be the case here. Just my two cents. Gary

    Mike S. wrote:

    >"Kurgan Gringioni" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]...
    >
    >
    >>http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/?id=2003/jun03/jun30news2
    >>
    >>Cindy Vogels' description of her husband is apparently no exaggeration: Vogels remains immobilised
    >>at the Trauma Center at Massachusetts
    >>
    >>
    >University
    >
    >
    >>Hospital, where a team of specialist doctors performed three hours' reconstructive surgery for a
    >>triple break in his callus (ankle bone) and have kept him in traction as a precautionary measure
    >>for a fracture to his C7 vertebrae.
    >>
    >>Doctors at the hospital have also said that Vogels' helmet saved his life. "I'm just so glad he
    >>had a helmet on; they [the doctors] said that if he didn't have the helmet on, it would have been
    >>game over for sure," said Cindy Vogels to Cyclingnews, who, not surprisingly, is still in a state
    >>of shock and disbelief herself.
    >>
    >>Apparently Vogels' helmet took so much of the impact, it actually
    >>
    >>
    >compressed
    >
    >
    >>into his head and cut his skull
    >>
    >><snip>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >Man! Talk about a troll!
    >
    >Mike
    >
    >
     
  5. Mike S.

    Mike S. Guest

    "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I don't understand your comment. He is simply quoting verbatim the cyclingnews.com story. Are they
    > trolls, too? I usually see a troll as someone making outrageous, unsupported, ill-informed
    > comments to inflame an unsuspecting newsgroup. That doesn't seem to be the case here. Just my two
    > cents. Gary

    Normally, I'd say you're right, but knowing the history of the helmet debate here, I'd say
    Henry's trolling.

    Even better would have been to quote someone saying "Campy is better than Shimano."

    Let the flames fly!

    Mike
     
  6. "Mike S." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:j%[email protected]...
    >
    > "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > I don't understand your comment. He is simply quoting verbatim the cyclingnews.com story. Are
    > > they trolls, too? I usually see a troll as someone making outrageous, unsupported, ill-informed
    > > comments to inflame an unsuspecting newsgroup. That doesn't seem to be the case here. Just my
    > > two cents. Gary
    >
    > Normally, I'd say you're right, but knowing the history of the helmet
    debate
    > here, I'd say Henry's trolling.
    >
    > Even better would have been to quote someone saying "Campy is better than Shimano."

    It's too bad that Campy and Shimano don't make helmets.
     
  7. Mike S.

    Mike S. Guest

    "Kurgan Gringioni" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:Ba%[email protected]...
    >
    > "Mike S." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:j%[email protected]...
    > >
    > > "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > > > I don't understand your comment. He is simply quoting verbatim the cyclingnews.com story. Are
    > > > they trolls, too? I usually see a troll as someone making outrageous, unsupported,
    > > > ill-informed comments to
    inflame
    > > > an unsuspecting newsgroup. That doesn't seem to be the case here. Just my two cents. Gary
    > >
    > > Normally, I'd say you're right, but knowing the history of the helmet
    > debate
    > > here, I'd say Henry's trolling.
    > >
    > > Even better would have been to quote someone saying "Campy is better
    than
    > > Shimano."
    >
    >
    >
    > It's too bad that Campy and Shimano don't make helmets.
    >
    >
    Yeah, 'cause everyone knows that Shimano helmets would be better than Campy helmets!

    Mike
     
  8. B. Lafferty

    B. Lafferty Guest

    Only a moron like Henry could produce a such a bad troll.

    "Kurgan Gringioni" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/?id=2003/jun03/jun30news2
    >
    > Cindy Vogels' description of her husband is apparently no exaggeration: Vogels remains immobilised
    > at the Trauma Center at Massachusetts
    University
    > Hospital, where a team of specialist doctors performed three hours' reconstructive surgery for a
    > triple break in his callus (ankle bone) and have kept him in traction as a precautionary measure
    > for a fracture to his C7 vertebrae.
    >
    > Doctors at the hospital have also said that Vogels' helmet saved his life. "I'm just so glad he
    > had a helmet on; they [the doctors] said that if he didn't have the helmet on, it would have been
    > game over for sure," said Cindy Vogels to Cyclingnews, who, not surprisingly, is still in a state
    > of shock and disbelief herself.
    >
    > Apparently Vogels' helmet took so much of the impact, it actually
    compressed
    > into his head and cut his skull
    >
    > <snip>
     
  9. Jtn

    Jtn Guest

    the shaman ones would at least work for longer than a year......now he has the group going.....

    campy helmets: cost alot, look awesome, desintegrate on impact of a butterfly at low speeds along
    with your skull. shimano helmets: inexpensive, look like your little bro made it, get hit by a train
    head on and you live.
     
  10. Kyle Legate

    Kyle Legate Guest

    Mike S. wrote:
    > "Kurgan Gringioni" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:Ba%[email protected]...
    >>
    >> "Mike S." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:j%[email protected]...
    >>>
    >>> "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >>>> I don't understand your comment. He is simply quoting verbatim the cyclingnews.com story. Are
    >>>> they trolls, too? I usually see a troll as someone making outrageous, unsupported, ill-informed
    >>>> comments to inflame an unsuspecting newsgroup. That doesn't seem to be the case here. Just my
    >>>> two cents. Gary
    >>>
    >>> Normally, I'd say you're right, but knowing the history of the helmet debate here, I'd say
    >>> Henry's trolling.
    >>>
    >>> Even better would have been to quote someone saying "Campy is better than Shimano."
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> It's too bad that Campy and Shimano don't make helmets.
    >>
    >>
    > Yeah, 'cause everyone knows that Shimano helmets would be better than Campy helmets!
    >
    Are you kidding? Shimano helmets would wear out while Campy helmets would wear in!
     
  11. Tom Schulenburg wrote:
    >
    > Was he wearing a thong?

    ROTFLOL!! (*spits coffee all over keyboard*)

    SSOTM
    --
    Dominic Richens | [email protected] "If you're not *outraged*, you're not paying attention!"
     
  12. David Ryan

    David Ryan Guest

    Tom Schulenburg wrote:
    >
    > "Kurgan Gringioni" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/?id=2003/jun03/jun30news2
    > >
    > > Cindy Vogels' description of her husband is apparently no exaggeration: Vogels remains
    > > immobilised at the Trauma Center at Massachusetts
    > University
    > > Hospital, where a team of specialist doctors performed three hours' reconstructive surgery for a
    > > triple break in his callus (ankle bone) and have kept him in traction as a precautionary measure
    > > for a fracture to his C7 vertebrae.
    > >
    > > Doctors at the hospital have also said that Vogels' helmet saved his life. "I'm just so glad he
    > > had a helmet on; they [the doctors] said that if he didn't have the helmet on, it would have
    > > been game over for sure," said Cindy Vogels to Cyclingnews, who, not surprisingly, is still in a
    > > state of shock and disbelief herself.
    > >
    > > Apparently Vogels' helmet took so much of the impact, it actually
    > compressed
    > > into his head and cut his skull
    > >
    > > <snip>
    > >
    > >
    >
    > Was he wearing a thong?
    >
    > -T

    Yes, on his head.
     
  13. Crankbreaker

    Crankbreaker Guest

    "Dominic Richens" <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:

    > Tom Schulenburg wrote:
    >>
    >> Was he wearing a thong?
    >
    > ROTFLOL!! (*spits coffee all over keyboard*)
    >
    > SSOTM

    Yeah I'm sure Henk's wife is just laughing out loud...
     
  14. "Crankbreaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > "Dominic Richens" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:
    >
    > > Tom Schulenburg wrote:
    > >>
    > >> Was he wearing a thong?
    > >
    > > ROTFLOL!! (*spits coffee all over keyboard*)
    > >
    > > SSOTM
    >
    >
    > Yeah I'm sure Henk's wife is just laughing out loud...
    >

    My post was meant to point out that fact that there is more risk wearing a thong while riding than
    not wearing a helmet.

    -T
     
  15. "Tom Schulenburg" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >
    > "Crankbreaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > "Dominic Richens" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    > >
    > > > Tom Schulenburg wrote:
    > > >>
    > > >> Was he wearing a thong?
    > > >
    > > > ROTFLOL!! (*spits coffee all over keyboard*)
    > > >
    > > > SSOTM
    > >
    > >
    > > Yeah I'm sure Henk's wife is just laughing out loud...
    > >
    >
    > My post was meant to point out that fact that there is more risk wearing a thong while riding than
    > not wearing a helmet.
    >
    > -T
    >

    Yes, because as we all know, two data points definitely define a statstical trend.
     
  16. Dan

    Dan Guest

    > My post was meant to point out that fact that there is more risk wearing a thong while riding than
    > not wearing a helmet.
    >
    > -T

    Wasn't Mr. Thong out hiking when he died??? What kind of crazy would wear a helmet while hiking in
    their thong?
     
  17. hbarta

    hbarta Guest

    JTN <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > campy helmets: cost alot, look awesome, desintegrate on impact of a butterfly at low speeds along
    > with your skull. shimano helmets: inexpensive, look like your little bro made it, get hit by a
    > train head on and you live.

    But you could get parts for the Campy helmets.
     
  18. Jtn

    Jtn Guest

    they would cost more than just buying a new shimano one.....

    <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > JTN <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > campy helmets: cost alot, look awesome, desintegrate on impact of a butterfly at low speeds
    > > along with your skull. shimano helmets: inexpensive, look like your little bro made it, get hit
    by
    > > a train head on and you live.
    >
    > But you could get parts for the Campy helmets.
    > >
     
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