• Maybe they just put it on for the last mile so their mum doesnt tell them off.

    I got dobbed in once when around 8 years old by a neighbour who saw me riding around the local estate, helmet drapped over bars in a cavalier fashion. Mum gacve me a right earful when i got home.

  • Maybe it sits on the desk at work to appease the work colleagues and show them that they are a proper cyclist.

  • And they can walk along the street and nod at other pedestrians carrying helmets. Like motorcyclists do when they ride past each other.

  • Sometimes I'm forced to wear a helmet for work, so occasionally I'll ride with it strapped to a bag etc as I don't normally wear one for commuting.

    Once or twice I've carried a bag of helmets, attached to a pannier or something, for other people to wear.

    Probably should have worn all 8 of those helmets for added safety.

  • Probably should have worn all 8 of those helmets for added safety.

    Elbows, wrists and knees are good places based on common cycling injuries. Not sure where to put the other 2.

  • I saw someone commuting in full elbow/knee guard set-up the other day. Takes all-sorts I suppose.

  • There seems to be a bunch of assumptions that people in this city have any idea what the fuck they are doing and there is any logic to anything any of us do.

    There is not. Move on.

  • When my gf and I were living with my mother-in-law, she gave me so much grief re helmets that I ended up leaving the house with one on, go up the road, take it off and hide it under a bush before going on a ride and then recovering it before going home. Got found out when she somehow happened to be driving along the same narrow country lane as me one day. We then moved to New Zealand where we have a mandatory helmet law.

  • Elbows, wrists and knees are good places based on common cycling injuries. Not sure where to put the other 2.

    Ask @WornCleat

  • I lived in Finland for two years until a year ago when I moved back to London, and just found out that apparently they have mandatory helmet laws there.

    Fortunately they are completely unenforced.

  • Ok, so I haven't worn anything other than a hat for about 10yrs but today I can tell you I'm having doubts..

    Yes, on this morning's club run I was only wearing a cap when the accident happened.
    Thankfully I can tell you that an ambulance was not required and I do not appear to be suffering with concussion.

    Just be careful out there... Those fucking conkers hurt!

  • I got got by one this evening too. Painful as heck. I wasn't wearing a helmet either but I don't think it made a difference. I wasn't riding a bike. And it hit me on the shoulder.

  • I haven't worn anything other than a hat for about 10yrs

    You are the naked rambler AICMFP

  • I got a bee stuck in my helmet on a club run. Am sure I wouldn't have been stung if it hadn't been trapped between a polystyrene cage and my head.

  • That's happened to me twice this year , dangerous things helmets

  • I had a bee stuck in my bonnet once - couldn't stop talking about it.

  • I got a fat lip colliding with a bee on @|³|MA3K first Clacton ride*

    *not connected with helmets

  • These conked and bee related issues are easily solved by the use of a good stout trilby.

  • Acorns too. I took an early walk in Cherry Tree Woods in E Finchley with a coffee and relaxed on a park bench.... next thing is I've been acorned. Plum in the middle of my head. That was when I saw the bastard squirrel. I checked on my blackberry for acorn attack but could only find reference to a pear conference. I moved away as quickly as I could but I've a dodgy hip. The cherry on the cake was the squirrel blowing raspberries at me from his oaky perch.

  • "Richards said the survey was not black and white and the results could throw up middle-ground alternatives, such as current Northern Territory laws which require a helmet for riding on the road but not for riding on bike paths."

    Fuuuuu

    Given the kinds of speeds of impact a helmet protects you from they have got this arse about face. Off-road trails are when I go most slowly and with highest likelihood off falling off. Helmet off road is essential as it protects me from my own fuck ups.

  • ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    They did ask to fill in a survey, which I've done. FWIW, I'm happy to cycle to the shops and city etc without if legal, but would put one on if doing mtb, group or training ride. I don't get that choice here, so ...

  • These conked and bee related issues are easily solved by the use of a
    good stout trilby.

    A silly hat solves nothing.

  • Ask @WornCleat

    Ha. After my accident, I was asked many times "were you wearing a helmet?"

    "Yes", I would reply "but sadly not on my buttock".

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Remember kids... always wear a helmet. (The almighty bikeradar helmet thread)

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