A Cycling & bikes forum. CycleBanter.com

Go Back   Home » CycleBanter.com forum » rec.bicycles » Recumbent Biking
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Recumbent Accident Rates?



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #171  
Old May 12th 11, 02:29 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech,alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent
Dan O
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 6,098
Default Should you wear a helmet while riding a recumbent?

On May 11, 5:47 pm, Dan O wrote:
On May 7, 3:21 pm, Frank Krygowski wrote:



snip


It might be worth asking yourself whether you did ride, or would have
ridden as you do, in 1973, before helmets were widely used. What
would you have done differently?


Know better than to bet my life on sanity, but in any case I do not
wear a helmet to facilitate added risk (to mitigate some of it,
maybe).


Actually, I think I am more "devil-may-care" without a helmet. Most
of my rides are bareheaded, in fact, and these are largely "joy rides"
on the wheeljie bike. I mean, if I believe a (good) helmet offers
some worhtwhile protection, wouldn't the mere decision not to wear it
imply a mindset willing to take extra risk?

Generally, I only wear my helmet commuting, which, on the whole, is
probably my most careful riding. But being a long commute, involves
extended exposure, with required destinations and timeframes and lots
of nasty traffic leaving more of my destiny at the mercy of factors
outside my own control (making me still more careful... although
"careful" being relative - I still get my kicks :-)
Ads
 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unicycles and exchange rates thejdw Unicycling 12 November 2nd 07 05:57 PM
Tdf 'live' Heart rates cupra UK 2 July 18th 07 12:55 AM
Pedaling rates Ron Graham UK 17 February 3rd 07 05:52 PM
decrease of heart rates le-sheq Techniques 4 February 28th 06 11:33 PM
Heart rates. Simon Mason UK 0 January 21st 06 07:45 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2018 CycleBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.