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Old 08-21-2019, 12:14 PM
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:45 PM
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:50 PM
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I don't understand why you need to wear a helmet on a group ride.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:54 PM
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I don't understand why you need to wear a helmet on a group ride.
Other people don't want to feel responsible for your TBI when they inadvertently crash you. They aren't 100% responsible, but it alleviates worries they will have to scrape your twitching corpse off the tarmac.
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:00 PM
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Other people don't want to feel responsible for your TBI when they inadvertently crash you. They aren't 100% responsible, but it alleviates worries they will have to scrape your twitching corpse off the tarmac.
nah- other people don't want their anxieties devalued by someone who doesn't share them. it's uncomfortably pride-threatening.
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:10 PM
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It's two things. Culture and Liability. If dudes expect you to wear a helmet, wear a helmet. It's not like there are any rules against wearing jorts or tank tops. Wear and ride what you want, but wear a helmet. As for liability, municipalities who deploy costly resources when responding to crashes on group rides expect all participants to use all the necessary safety equipment, ie, helmets.
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Old 08-22-2019, 05:55 AM
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It's two things. Culture and Liability. If dudes expect you to wear a helmet, wear a helmet. It's not like there are any rules against wearing jorts or tank tops. Wear and ride what you want, but wear a helmet. As for liability, municipalities who deploy costly resources when responding to crashes on group rides HOPE all participants use all the necessary safety equipment, ie, helmets.
FIFY-Copy to motorcycle riders..if there isn't a mandatory motorcycle helmet law in your state..

I don't ride in groups, but I wore a helmet when I did..some real knuckleheads sometimes show up..BUT remember..a helmet 'may help, never hurt'..but not a panacea..

BUT C'mon, don't make this into a helmet thread!!
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:13 PM
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Even triathletes? No way!
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:17 PM
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Shock horror, I even wave to people on skateboards and rollerblades, I even wave to people in cars
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:01 PM
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I flip them off when they don't wave back.
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:12 PM
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Other people don't want to feel responsible for your TBI when they inadvertently crash you. They aren't 100% responsible, but it alleviates worries they will have to scrape your twitching corpse off the tarmac.
I think this is probably the best argument. I just don't agree with it. I have to wear something because of your emotional fragility?
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:20 PM
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I think this is probably the best argument. I just don't agree with it. I have to wear something because of your emotional fragility?
Little of that, a lot of some folks would rather not watch someone die in the street on a group ride due to a preventable TBI.

Therapy and prescription drugs are hella expensive.
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:35 PM
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uh oh, cookie man said “butthurt”.
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Old 08-21-2019, 02:25 PM
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If you don't wear a helmet and you go down that's on you. Everyone knows the inherent risks of riding, especially in group rides. It's a matter of when, not if.
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Old 08-21-2019, 02:26 PM
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music was annoying. list starts at 1:05 if you want, but here's the break down:

1 - have fun
2 - wear what you want
3 - nothing on your bike/body has to match
4 - gran fondo something......
5 - pedestrians > cyclists > cars - obey traffic laws
6 - wave
7 - helmets on group rides, otherwise you do you
8 - strava - don't get butthurt
9 - don't litter
10 - don't have to ride if you don't wanna
11 - don't be a jerk
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