Re: Speed vs. need for helmet?

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Wilson Warmouth

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"Tom Sherman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> [email protected] aka Frank Krygowski wrote:
>> ...
>> But regarding helmets and recumbents: Since that one type of accident
>> is almost impossible for 'bents, why _do_ so many 'bent riders wear
>> helmets?


>>What are they so afraid of?


>
> Juries. [...] Wearing the lid is a preemptive consideration to getting a
> fair result if involved in an accident where the other party is at fault.
>
> --


The visit to the emergency room to get the imbedded gravel from their
little fall picked out of their heads.
 
Wilson Warmouth wrote:
> "Tom Sherman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
>> [email protected] aka Frank Krygowski wrote:
>>> ...
>>> But regarding helmets and recumbents: Since that one type of accident
>>> is almost impossible for 'bents, why _do_ so many 'bent riders wear
>>> helmets?

>
>>> What are they so afraid of?

>
>> Juries. [...] Wearing the lid is a preemptive consideration to getting a
>> fair result if involved in an accident where the other party is at fault.
>>
>> --

>
> The visit to the emergency room to get the imbedded gravel from their
> little fall picked out of their heads.


Something along the lines of the old "Skid Lid" would likely provide
equivalent protection for these types of injuries, without the
significant potential to increase rotational brain trauma that a foam
bicycle hat has. But, the Skid Lid was doomed by the lobbying efforts of
the larger manufactures, who wrote a specification to favor their products.

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Tom Sherman - Holstein-Friesland Bovinia
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differences are high enough between meeting air masses, and can impart
excessive energy onto a cyclist." - Randy Schlitter