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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-18-2009, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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So tell me...

...what is the point of riding without a helmet on, but having one strapped to your bike. Lots of out there.

...only for the seriously quick!!!
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What!!!??!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ......LOL

...only for the seriously quick!!!
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last night I saw a biker leaving a bar getting on his bike. He dropped it trying to pull it out from the parking spot and someone else ran up to him to give him a hand... I guess he was all drunk and pissed off so, he got back on drove off...

I ran up to him at the stop light and kept telling him to park the bike and talk to me for a min. but I guess being a bad azz biker guy not wereing any gear (not even glasses when his helmet was straped on his bike) wanted nothing to do with me took off...

I really pray that guy made it home safe last night and didn't hurt anyone else...
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As some one else pointed out in another thread, it's just the cool thing to do. If you don't understand it, well, sorry to break it to ya, you're just not cool anymore.


word


in my books you are a clown
and after your accident, you will now really look like a clown because you have to paint your face on. lol

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Yep, it really piss me off. I saw three of these helmetless ass clowns just on my way to the gym last night. Put it on, or leave it at home. Then there will be less parts to pick up off the road.....well maybe not.

...only for the seriously quick!!!
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Yep, it really piss me off. I saw three of these helmetless ass clowns just on my way to the gym last night. Put it on, or leave it at home. Then there will be less parts to pick up off the road.....well maybe not.
After a while you just get numb to it, as long as its not your friends or family that are being dumba$$es then I wouldn't loose sleep over it. Helmets work, I'm a "poster child" of how well they work.


P.S. it still pisses me off a bit to see that but not as much as it used to...

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Good points. I'm just a type of person that really hates human stupidity.

...only for the seriously quick!!!
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Alot of those guys only wear their helmet on the highway or they keep one for a passenger.

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Good points. I'm just a type of person that really hates human stupidity.
don't let it get to you.

people are going to be stupid

they need to see a person without a helmet accident tape. i thank God everyday that i had a helmet on when i went down in 2003. i need to find a picture of my helmet and post it up for clown to see. without that helmet, i will be faceless and am sure of that. the military accident investegator asked me did a car run my hand over because the helmet is cracked everywhere.

like kanya, "thank God for the safe belt".

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last night I saw a biker leaving a bar getting on his bike. He dropped it trying to pull it out from the parking spot and someone else ran up to him to give him a hand... I guess he was all drunk and pissed off so, he got back on drove off...

I ran up to him at the stop light and kept telling him to park the bike and talk to me for a min. but I guess being a bad azz biker guy not wereing any gear (not even glasses when his helmet was straped on his bike) wanted nothing to do with me took off...

I really pray that guy made it home safe last night and didn't hurt anyone else...
Darwin theory will catch up to him soon enough.

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After a while you just get numb to it
yep.. i wear my lid. only person i care about is me, other people dont want to. its not my choice, nothing i can do about it.

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If you're wearing your helmet, how can the ladies see your face?
when i ride the scooter THATs why i wear one, so they dont see me!

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last night I saw a biker leaving a bar getting on his bike. He dropped it trying to pull it out from the parking spot and someone else ran up to him to give him a hand... I guess he was all drunk and pissed off so, he got back on drove off...

I ran up to him at the stop light and kept telling him to park the bike and talk to me for a min. but I guess being a bad azz biker guy not wereing any gear (not even glasses when his helmet was straped on his bike) wanted nothing to do with me took off...

I really pray that guy made it home safe last night and didn't hurt anyone else...
Let Darwin do his job.

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don't let it get to you.

people are going to be stupid

they need to see a person without a helmet accident tape. i thank God everyday that i had a helmet on when i went down in 2003. i need to find a picture of my helmet and post it up for clown to see. without that helmet, i will be faceless and am sure of that. the military accident investegator asked me did a car run my hand over because the helmet is cracked everywhere.

like kanya, "thank God for the safe belt".
Just because I like posting this pic, and I think it might be of some value to a young rider reading this board deciding whether or not to wear one

Tanker truck ran over it, with my head inside.
It was the first day I actually wore it instead of being a stupid young punk squid myself.

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and before the chuckleheads start in about "quit with all the wear your gear threads, its a choice bla bla bla bla" garbage....

I have a problem with helmet laws, but I think threads like this very so often trying to reason and convince other riders to wear a lid are great.

There are new riders joining every day that need to be exposed to this so they can make a fully INFORMED choice, seeing for themselves the real-world costs and benefits.

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It's called freedom of choice. Just like a seat belt in a car. There are pros and cons. A helmet can snap your neck just like a seat belt can trap you in a burning car. I've been around both. What's your choice?? I can live with my choices and shouldn't have to be subjected to ridicule or name calling because of the choices I make. Keep your opinions to yourself and stop bashing people you probably don't know on a public forum. What does it matter to you anyway?? There are two types of bikers, those that have been down and those that are going down. That's the chance we all take when we throw a leg over our bikes. I sometimes ride with gear and sometimes I don't, who cares. I'll ride with anybody that wants to ride and don't care what they ride or what they wear. I've ridden my bike with my helmet strapped to the side of it, it's there when I want to wear it, not when I have to wear it because of someone's opinion. Live and let ride. Cheers.

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Bullshit. I agree wholeheartedly about the freedom of choice, but please don't misinform others on that. There is practically no way a helmet can contribute to snapping your neck. It can prevent it - yes, cause it - no.

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We've had that discussion about "why strap helmets to the side instead of leaving them at home" many times before. If I remember correctly, here's the list of reasons:

a) Helmets are only used on highways
b) Helmets are only used "when playing"
c) Helmets are for the ladies, dog
d) Spouse/parents make them wear a helmet, so they leave the house, go around the block and strap it to the side
e) Helmets are awesome frame sliders, dude
f) Too lazy to unhook a helmet and put it on when leaving a bar, yo!

And - oh yeah - like they say, if you think you don't need a helmet, you probably don't.

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And the last thing. When you're tempted to post another "Squids!!!!" / "Helmet law FTW", remember that it's normal. Most of the people ride without gear, often they're drunk, lots of them crash and suffer and quit motorcycling and gave us all a bad name in general. And yes, we all know about it. It's only going to be a topic #10^34235th on the subject. We also know that you're supremely awesome because you wear your gear . And you have god-like status because you are ATGATT. . So posting a new thread is not necessary. Just use search. There are dozens of such threads posted every year around spring time.

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And the last thing. When you're tempted to post another "Squids!!!!" / "Helmet law FTW", remember that it's normal. Most of the people ride without gear, often they're drunk, lots of them crash and suffer and quit motorcycling and gave us all a bad name in general. And yes, we all know about it. It's only going to be a topic #10^34235th on the subject. We also know that you're supremely awesome because you wear your gear . And you have god-like status because you are ATGATT. . So posting a new thread is not necessary. Just use search. There are dozens of such threads posted every year around spring time.

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Sure, we've discussed it a bajillion times These thread aren't for you or I. They're for the dozens of newbs that look at this site every day.

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Sure, we've discussed it a bajillion times These thread aren't for you or I. They're for the dozens of newbs that look at this site every day.
Their value for newbs is purely accidental . Over 90% of such threads is a thinly veiled exercise in oral self-satisfaction.

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It's called freedom of choice. Just like a seat belt in a car.

No. There is no freedom of choice in wearing your seatbelt or not. Its the law.

I came here to drink some beer and kick some ass. And it looks like we are all out of beer.
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Their value for newbs is purely accidental . Over 90% of such threads is a thinly veiled exercise in oral self-satisfaction.
oral self-satisfaction? How do they reach?


Seriously, whether the intent is to make the OP feel superior or not, (and I'm sure thats a substantial part of it) the effect is to reinforce why helmets are a good idea and why going squidstyle is not cool.

And that's fine by me, regardless of the initial motivation.

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