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bicycle helmet?

Post by n00burner » Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:42 am

Do folks tend to wear helmets when riding their bikes in BRC? My partner and I are having a bit of a debate about this. I'm acutally asking 2 things:
1. How common is it for helmets to be worn?
2. How many bike related injuries happen at BM where a helmet would have prevented that injury?

Thanks,

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Post by Bob » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:05 am

Some people where safety gear. Fashion choices are up to you. Legally, with Nevada emulating the rest of the world more and more, gov't agencies could pass helmet laws at any time. The org keep stats on medical incidents, and we aren't the org. Anecdotally, people complain about running into sign posts, fence posts, and steel stakes, so you might decide you need full body armour. Or not.
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Post by Sail Man » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:23 am

Bob wrote:Some people where safety gear. Fashion choices are up to you. Legally, with Nevada emulating the rest of the world more and more, gov't agencies could pass helmet laws at any time. The org keep stats on medical incidents, and we aren't the org. Anecdotally, people complain about running into sign posts, fence posts, and steel stakes, so you might decide you need full body armour. Or not.
That's right, don't send your soldier into battle without armor :lol:


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Post by Token » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:46 am

Don't forget the athletic cup. Never know when a rogue clown will kick you in the Jimmy.

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Post by ibdave » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:53 am

Token wrote:Don't forget the athletic cup. Never know when a rogue clown will kick you in the Jimmy.
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Post by Elderberry » Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:36 pm

I would never ride my bike in the city (and when I say city I mean like los angeles, or any other place where there are cars that don't watch out for bike riders and hard pavement and curbs to smash your head on when they run you over), but on the playa, why?

I have never worn a helmet on the playa nor do I recall seeing any else ever wearing a helmet either. There really is no reason to; there are no cars allowed, and the mutant vehicles have to go under 5 mph; so the risk of injury is really small.

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Post by Playa Tom » Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:53 pm

It is always a good idea to wear a helmet. I always wear one on the street. I do not recall seing anyone wear one on the playa. If you choose to wear one, either decorate it so you don't look like a complete dork or wear a black suit, white shirt and a necktie and tell everyone you're a Mormon missionary.

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Post by phil » Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:52 pm

Sail Man wrote:
That's right, don't send your soldier into battle without armor :lol:


If you do decide to wear a helmet, at least pimp it up with some good art.
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Post by Absolut Jeenyus » Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:35 pm

Never seen anyone wear a helmet out there. With the exception of a few little kids. But generally nobody wears one. No real reason to when your just kind of cruising and there are no cars around for the most part.

The only accidents I have seen are as sail man mentioned. People running into street signs, guy wires, fence posts... Nothing super serious. Though I've heard a story or two of people getting ran over by art cars. Though I suppose a helmet wouldn't help much in that situation.
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Post by Oldguy » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:00 pm

Wear what you want, there are no fashion police on Playa. Unless of course, you nominate yourself to be" The Official Safety Inspector ". Write on your white bike hemet the letters OSI. Or go as Lt. Dangle, he always wears a helmet with his short, short bike shorts.

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Post by Bob » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:24 pm

Absolut Jeenyus wrote:The only accidents I have seen are as sail man mentioned.
Excuse me?
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Post by Absolut Jeenyus » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:32 pm

Haha Im sorry Bob... Correction... As Bob said. I was reading from the caption box at the bottom of the compose page. Only saw the quote when I was trying to reference. My apologies. :D
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Post by Thecatman » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:02 pm

I just wear a flop hat. Never seen a reason to be protected. But like Token said, "Don't forget the atheletic cup." This year will be the first time I wear one because last year the little hangy downs were hanging down to much and were bouncin around to much. :oops: At the very least I'm gonna keep it with me when I ride around on the playa. :)

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Post by StevenGoodman » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:08 pm

Never seen an adult at BM in a bicycle helmet. Well, I might have seen a LEO on a bike with one, but I don't quite remember.

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Post by brcprincess » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:30 am

I would say negative on the helmet.

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Post by z276 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:24 am

I got a ticket in 05 by the "bike patrol" for failing to properly park my bike. I got the spanking of a life time.

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Post by Igneouss » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:44 am

z276 wrote:I got a ticket in 05 by the "bike patrol" for failing to properly park my bike. I got the spanking of a life time.
But did you enjoy it?

No helmet for moi.

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Post by z276 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:48 am

Hellz yea. I'd park my bike crooked any ole day.

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Post by Playa Tom » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:17 pm

I don't need to wear no helmet on my head, ain't nothing in there worth protecting.

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