And that's exactly the sort of bad manners I mentioned earlier, referring to my head in that way. I haven't argued that it's safe, just that it's my business and not for boors like you to comment on.If your head is not worth protecting then don't bother, suit yourself. I cannot believe anyone would even argue that its safe to go around unprotected in this day and age. I always use protection.
And that's exactly the sort of bad manners I mentioned earlier, referring to my head in that way. I haven't argued that it's safe, just that it's my business and not for boors like you to comment on.
I think that he's made it fairly clear that he already knows that its his choiceI wasn't referring to your head in particular, it was a general comment. And I find your use of "bad manners" and "boors" quite uneccessary.
The difference between being concussed and a vegtable when brain hemispheres tear apart can sometimes be as little as 0.5g lateral acceleration to the head. Your choice.
Just to add my own personal experience (not preaching to anyone though...). I was knocked off my bike a few years ago - a car pulled out of a side turning straight in front of me, I was doing about 20mph on the main road. They just didn't see me. I was thrown over the car landing somewhere the other side unconscious. My helmet was destroyed during the accident, apparently on impact with the road according to witnesses. My head was OK. Who knows what would have happened if I hadn't been wearing a helmet? I, for one, will always wear a helmet.I am not preaching to anyone here who won't wear a helmet, you're entitled to your own opinions, as am I. But it saddens me that on a public forum somebody asks about cycle safety and the majority reply is that no-one wears a helmet. And coincidently none of the people who preach not wearing a helmet have actually been knocked off by a car. Interesting.
And an unnecessary and ill mannered general comment in which I was included by virtue of my previous posting. It's good to see that you don't like the same treatment.I wasn't referring to your head in particular, it was a general comment. And I find your use of "bad manners" and "boors" quite uneccessary.
This assertion never fails to amuse me because it defies both logic and historical fact. There is not one shred of evidence to support it from any seafaring nation [including the UK] and lots to contradict it - so please..... no more flat earthers!many years ago they thought the world was flat, until someone sailed around it.
No-one to my knowledge has suggested it's safer not to wear one, again a myth oft stated by helmet wearers in response to those who point out their limitations. We aren't anti, we just wish not to be subjected to such distortions.I just think you're wrong suggesting that its safer to not wear one. Incidently, like I said, none of you guys have been knocked off, so you cant really argue that its safer not to wear one,thankfully you haven't had to find out.