Commuter diaries - riding along carrying a helmet on your bag................?!

by Flo K   July 5, 2010  

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........................................ Put it on your head!

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might be someone else's helmet

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4136 posts]
5th July 2010 - 11:17

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still put it on, I never understood the point of carrying helmets and not wearing them. It's not like he was climbing an Alpine Col on a scorching day, with helmet on the handlebar ready to pop it on again for hurtling down into the valley once more. He was riding a Brompton on the flat, either have a helmet and wear it or do not! Unless he is running a helmet courier service, seems unlikely. Am I getting a wiff of you helmet politics Tony?
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posted by Flo K [178 posts]
5th July 2010 - 13:45

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Could we have a helmet free section please?

antonio

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posted by antonio [950 posts]
5th July 2010 - 18:02

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antonio wrote:
Could we have a helmet free section please?

No. It's dangerous.

Big Grin

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7323 posts]
5th July 2010 - 20:29

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Ooh, I ride a Brompton, and sometimes leave my helmet strapped on the bag - wonder if it was me?

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posted by colonel wax [67 posts]
8th July 2010 - 9:59

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Flo K wrote:
... climbing an Alpine Col on a scorching day, with helmet on the handlebar ready to pop it on again for hurtling down into the valley once more

you have that round the wrong way

helmets are only effective at low speeds

may as well have on for the ascent where it will work and take it off for the descent where it won't

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posted by vorsprung [290 posts]
15th July 2010 - 16:42

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wrong and quite mad.
Flo K

posted by Flo K [178 posts]
16th July 2010 - 10:27

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