Letchworth Trail Conditions

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8 years 2 months ago #28241 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Letchworth Trail Conditions
Old joke:

What do they call a biker without a helmet?

Organ donor.

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8 years 2 months ago #28240 by DKryst111
DKryst111 replied the topic: Re: Letchworth Trail Conditions
This is going to confuse everyone!

if you poke us with a stick, we wake up.

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8 years 2 months ago #28236 by kb voodoo
kb voodoo replied the topic: Re: Letchworth Trail Conditions
Look, I'm 38 years old, and I've been into bikes for around 30 years.

I've never worn a helmet and I never will, and there is nothing you can say to me that will change my mind.

I'd wear a helmet in my car before I would on a bike.

The 1970's: No knee pads, helmets, brakes, or over cautious soccer mom's. It's just how we rolled...

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8 years 2 months ago #28231 by boogenman
boogenman replied the topic: Re: Letchworth Trail Conditions

The Todd-ler wrote:
It's not just falls/accidents that cause head injuries. I have seen low branches, crack helmets in half. Ask Jon about that one?


That happened to me once and I still felt like someone dropped a hammer on my head :roll:

Just rolling out of a crash works awesome but what happens when the 'roll' begins on large rocks head first?

You wear a baseball cap when you ride, a little styrofoam hat has to be much cooler, and safer at the same time. Sounds like a win win situation to me.

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8 years 2 months ago #28230 by kb voodoo
kb voodoo replied the topic: Re: Letchworth Trail Conditions
Let me rephrase it then: a helmet is totally unnecessary for me.

If you feel like you need your little styrofoam hat then feel free to wear it.

The 1970's: No knee pads, helmets, brakes, or over cautious soccer mom's. It's just how we rolled...

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8 years 2 months ago #28228 by The Todd-ler
The Todd-ler replied the topic: Re: Letchworth Trail Conditions

kb voodoo wrote: You'd have to be crazy to run DH without a helmet, but for cross-country, if you have good balance and good bike handling skills, a helmet it totally unnecessary...


*not trying to sound like some mean a$$hole, but...
That has to be the dumbest thing ever written on here bro!

Please, wear a helmet people! Don't encourage such behavior.

It's not just falls/accidents that cause head injuries. I have seen low branches, crack helmets in half. Ask Jon about that one?
I watched one buddy land on a pile of rocks on Mid Pale Ale, straight on his helmet- if he wasn't wearing it, he woulda cracked his head open.

It's not even legal at any of the races.

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