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Old 07-16-2007, 05:08 AM   #16
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saw a guy a couple of months ago in the suburbs of Townsville on a husenburg (cant spell it....but i can spell KTM) in a singlet shorts and thongs,
he had a helmet but the chick on the back had a short dress and high heals on, No helmet.

she was hot though, I think she just didn't want helmet hair.
We want details, like what colour undies was she wearing please.
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:10 AM   #17
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those trackies dont count as bike pants....
Looks like he might need that tattoo re-inking too
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:33 AM   #18
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We want details, like what colour undies was she wearing please.
Black g string, It was a short skirt, they pulled up at the shop I was out the front off, and I had placed myself well to watch the dismount.

She can't have been that hot because I didn't hang around to watch her remount it, but strangely I remember the bike well and I think I spent more time coveting it than her.

errr I am so pathetic.
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:56 PM   #19
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You think that looks like it hurts now... wait till the Doc or nurse takes a brush and brushes it till it bleeds again and there is nothing in the wound but bright pink flesh.

Had to do it a couple of times as a medic in the army. Believe me it was not one of those case where this is going to hurt me more than you!

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Old 07-16-2007, 11:00 PM   #20
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I saw a guy today on a KLX250 - no shit - riding down Seaford Rd (mainish rd on the Peninsula) WITHOUT a helmet on.. and no light or rego... WTF
Warna, don't you just love the grunts that are down our way?
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:02 PM   #21
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Warna, don't you just love the grunts that are down our way?
hehe - working in Seaford affords one the opportunity of seeing all sorts of young dickheads riding pitbikes on the streets, bikes with no helmets, blokes doing 100km/h mono's down Harnett/Brunel Rd...

Love it.. great place
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:57 PM   #22
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ATGATT- farmer's opinions

Last year a good mate came off an XR600 at relatively low speed on a property north of Lighting Ridge. He suffered a serious head injury but had very little in the way of other injuries.

He had Zero safety gear on at the time.

He was taken to Lighting Ridge hospital then flown pretty much straight away to Westmead. After some nasty moments and a coma for 3 weeks, he pulled through and now has almost fully recovered.

I am sure a helmet would have at least reduced the severity of the head injury. However, the opinion was expressed by more than one of the staff at Westmead that because his injury was basically the brain being bounced around inside his skull (nice mental image eh!) that a helmet would not have helped.

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Old 11-29-2012, 11:12 PM   #23
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I am sure a helmet would have at least reduced the severity of the head injury. However, the opinion was expressed by more than one of the staff at Westmead that because his injury was basically the brain being bounced around inside his skull (nice mental image eh!) that a helmet would not have helped.

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I thought helmets were meant to soak up some of the impact and thus reduce the amount of bouncing around our skulls that our brains would do. I can't imagine too many scenarios where wearing a helmet would not have helped and can't think of any where it would make it worse - although I know some have different opinions on this. I grew up on a farm and never wore a helmet but wouldn't ride any sort of bike without one now. I've come off bikes once or twice myself (hence the username) so my opinion comes from experience.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:24 PM   #24
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Easy test. Go headbut a brick wall, and then put a helmet on and head butt the brick wall, see which feels better.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:36 PM   #25
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Last year a good mate came off an XR600 at relatively low speed on a property north of Lighting Ridge. He suffered a serious head injury but had very little in the way of other injuries.

He had Zero safety gear on at the time.

He was taken to Lighting Ridge hospital then flown pretty much straight away to Westmead. After some nasty moments and a coma for 3 weeks, he pulled through and now has almost fully recovered.

I am sure a helmet would have at least reduced the severity of the head injury. However, the opinion was expressed by more than one of the staff at Westmead that because his injury was basically the brain being bounced around inside his skull (nice mental image eh!) that a helmet would not have helped.

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Old 11-29-2012, 11:38 PM   #26
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Easy test. Go headbut a brick wall, and then put a helmet on and head butt the brick wall, see which feels better.
Well according to learned opinion at Westmead, in terms of soft tissue, bruising, scratches and so on, you're spot on. But, in terms of brain injury it is less clear.

Don't get me wrong, I grew up on a farm never wearing safety gear, but now I have some level of sense and gear up when riding. Even on a farm!

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:06 AM   #27
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The helmet would reduce the amount of bouncing the brain does, but only to a certain extent, for a serious whack on the head the injury may still be sufficient to cause major problems.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:18 AM   #28
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If you don't think you need a helmet, you are probably right.

Anyhow, the point of a helmet is to absorb energy and reduce rates of acceleration (+/-) so your skull and brain does not have to. As a side benefit they also absorb grasshoppers, birds, and road debris. The DOT and ECE 22.05 specs have foam densities that absorb energy below the level where the brain is at risk of damage. Snell seems to have foam that doesn't start working early enough to avoid risk of brain injury.

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Easy test. Go headbut a brick wall, and then put a helmet on and head butt the brick wall, see which feels better.

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:39 AM   #29
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However, the opinion was expressed by more than one of the staff at Westmead that because his injury was basically the brain being bounced around inside his skull (nice mental image eh!) that a helmet would not have helped.

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:42 AM   #30
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Please tell me it was the cleaning staff giving this advice
I wouldn't be surprised, either them or an orderly! Can't confirm as I was told by family members, and my mate. I would be shocked if a doctor was advocating no helmets!

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