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post #41 of 69 Old 10-18-2013, 02:07 PM
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Negative. We have enough laws as it is. It is up to the individual to prioritize their life and manage their own risk.
While in some states it is up to the rider to prioritize that, I ride a bone box and have picked up plenty of riders. Here you have to wear a helmet at minimum. But being at the beach I see a lot of T-shirt shorts and flip flop riders I've seen a lot of bad road rash. Look at it this way you see how strict regulations are an automotive safety to these manufacturers you would think that they would place an equal amount of safety and motorcycle riders granted gear has improved much over the years it does no good if someone chooses not to wear it

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post #42 of 69 Old 10-18-2013, 02:23 PM
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While in some states it is up to the rider to prioritize that, I ride a bone box and have picked up plenty of riders. Here you have to wear a helmet at minimum. But being at the beach I see a lot of T-shirt shorts and flip flop riders I've seen a lot of bad road rash. Look at it this way you see how strict regulations are an automotive safety to these manufacturers you would think that they would place an equal amount of safety and motorcycle riders granted gear has improved much over the years it does no good if someone chooses not to wear it
It still doesn't warrant a government mandate. So should all gear be required by law or just helmets? Get the gov any more involved and watch the cost of motorcycling rise and the number of riders fall. And as far as auto safety goes, seatbelt laws are garbage, too. Keep legislating your choices away, though. It'll all be OK.

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Also, from a practical standpoint, stupidity of that level *should* be painful or fatal. We all agree that there are too many stupid people in the world - this can be remedied by allowing stupid people to kill themselves off.

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Also, from a practical standpoint, stupidity of that level *should* be painful or fatal. We all agree that there are too many stupid people in the world - this can be remedied by allowing stupid people to kill themselves off.
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Also, from a practical standpoint, stupidity of that level *should* be painful or fatal. We all agree that there are too many stupid people in the world - this can be remedied by allowing stupid people to kill themselves off.
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Darwinism at its finest
Well, we spent the last 60 years making the world 'safer' and look where that's gotten us. We now have more idiots per capita than ever before.

Can we stop saving stupid people from their own stupidity already?

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post #47 of 69 Old 10-18-2013, 03:39 PM
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Well, we spent the last 60 years making the world 'safer' and look where that's gotten us. We now have more idiots per capita than ever before.

Can we stop saving stupid people from their own stupidity already?
I was trying to come up with a simple way to say exactly that, but you beat me to it.

ETA: Is there a subtler clap smiley on here? Something similar to a golf clap, perhaps?

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I was trying to come up with a simple way to say exactly that, but you beat me to it. ETA: Is there a subtler clap smiley on here? Something similar to a golf clap, perhaps?
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I was trying to come up with a simple way to say exactly that, but you beat me to it.

ETA: Is there a subtler clap smiley on here? Something similar to a golf clap, perhaps?

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A thread on should I wear a helmet.... Seriously?? : runaround:

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Good form, sir, good form!

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I'm pretty sure around North Denver, I see as many dickheads without one as I do with.

They should be far more worried about eating through a straw for the rest of their lives than dying imo

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It's starting to get cold up here and I love seeing all the riders without one freezing their face off. The grimace on their faces it priceless. However they do look really cool and isn't that all that matters. I just laugh from inside my nice warm helmet.

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A thread on should I wear a helmet.... Seriously?? : runaround:
Nope. It's a thread with a PDF showing the legal equipment requirements by state. It was just a catchy title. Read the first post.

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I just laugh from inside my nice warm helmet.
Warm!!? I want YOUR helmet! I have to pull mine down to cover my forehead otherwise I get brain freeze

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Warm!!? I want YOUR helmet! I have to pull mine down to cover my forehead otherwise I get brain freeze
Stop wearing an open face or half-helmet, then. :P

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Stop wearing an open face or half-helmet, then. :P
Does this look like a half or open face to you?


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If you have to pull that down to keep your forehead from freezing, then you're using it wrong. :P

One can never tell with you, because you put your tires/wheels on backwards.

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One can never tell with you, because you put your tires/wheels on backwards.
Oh shit! Not this again! I gots to go!

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I wrecked my bicycle earlier in the year, cracked the helmet in 3 places and caused some bruising on my forehead and the straps cut my cheeks.

Also chipped a tooth but I blame the ground for that.

The helmet now sits on top of my tv, I don't think I would be here had I not worn it on my BICYCLE that day.
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Honestly a helmet is pretty convenient if you don't want roadrash all over your face. I'm sure that wouldn't be too nice of a sight for people to stare at.

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Not exactly on topic but have to add...A few months ago, I saw a girl on a scooter, with a child that while standing on the seat behind her, was the same height as the girl.
Had to be someone elses kid, because that girl was too stupid to get pregnant.

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I was actually surprised at how many states actually have helmet laws. I guess it's because around here Indiana/Illinois it's not required and almost no one wears one. Of all the people i have met up and rode with with, I am the only one who wears it religiously along with boots, jeans, jacket and gloves. I can't even recall seeing a guy on a cruiser with a full face. If anything, which is rare, it will be one of those little beanie looking helmets. The sport bikers ride with their helmets locked on the side of the bike.

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So your locals are all retards. :P

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When I was a 19yr old rider I rode frequently w/o it. I wear it always now and the one time I did as a 19yr old I burried my head in a dodge durango. I luckily had been wearing my full face or I would have probably died.

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With all the kickass helmet designs/models/colors and other variations why would anyone NOT wear a helmet, there's no reason why everyone can't find a helmet that fits there desired comfort, riding style, attitude....etc

But I guess if you don't want to wear one then by all means don't!! The rest of the world doesn't need you reproducing anyway.

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You mean flip flops? That's the common style on campus at least.
I see that a lot in Melbourne, FL. All kind of permutations: flip flops with or without gear; geared up but no helmet; the passenger geared up but not the rider, etc

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You know that saying where there are only two types of riders? Ones that have went down and ones that will go down? Here's the followup. There are only two types of riders: ones that were glad they had gear on and ones that wished they had gear on. Wear your helmet. Wear your gear. It's your defense against other people's stupidity on the roads.
I am one of those "that went down and glad I had all the gear on". And yes, it happened less that 2 miles from my house. Did not have a scratch. My Kevlar pants and jacket got messed up (and my undies )
My wife did not let me patch the pants as a reminder to always gear up.

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Done both, with without, more often in my youth without, and I believe in any rider's right to thumb their noses at the fates, but these days I put the cap on because I ride in a fashion that might endanger my skull if I should have just the slightest mis-step with congestion the way it is. When I'm in the sticks and have to run to the store, I might, one out of ten, take a quick trip with out the full face, but even when I do that I feel slightly guilty. More often than not when that happens it's 110 degrees outside. That being said, we all represent responsible riding to those who see us on the road. And wouldn't we want the little ones in the back seat of a neighboring car to be ingrained with the concept that anyone who rides a motorcycle wears protective gear so that they are inspired to do the same should they become riders in the future? And a final note: for those of us over 40, and of any age, think about wrinkles, baby. The more the wind blows the skin, the older we get. Cheers!

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