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Helmet or No Helmet

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Konabumm, Aug 30, 2005.

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Ride with no lid or call it a day?

Poll closed Sep 6, 2005.
  1. Ride without a helmet

    8 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. Go home and call it a day

    8 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. Go home get helmet and ride by yourself

    28 vote(s)
    63.6%
  1. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    So you drive 20min to go meet some friends for a ride. Once you get there and are everyone is dress and ready to start the ride you realize that you forgot your helmet.

    Do you ride without one or just call it a day and head home?
     

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  2. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    Ask stosh.
     
  3. ncrider

    ncrider Turbo Monkey

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    I'd take it as a sign to go home get a beer and chill.
     
  4. riderx

    riderx Monkey

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    Ride. If you forgot your helmet there probably isn't much up there to protect anyway... :blah:
     
  5. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    I rode! Just took it easy.

    I think that is the first time in 10 years I haven't had a helmet on
     
  6. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    hmmm sounds familiar :D

    he went back 1/2 hr each way to get the helmet
     
  7. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    I would make the firends wait. =]
     
  8. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    My friends would do a quick loop while I ran home to get my lid and then they'd meet me back at the trialhead.
     
  9. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    well considering i have a skate lid sitting in my car. worst comes to worst im just going sanjay style
     
  10. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    funny and true!!!
     
  11. DHS

    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

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    i feel naked without one. you're a ****ing moron to not wear one. and i usualy try not to ride with people that do.
     
  12. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Yeah but you guys waited and that was super nice. The best part is when we got done riding there was a cold case of beer waiting for us. :)
     
  13. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Ditto, I feel naked when I don't wear a camelbak too.
     
  14. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    never a problem waiting for friends :thumb:
    and the beer was a pleasent surprise
     
  15. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    and then I got 2 flat tires while we were riding....
     
  16. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    all within a 5 minute period...... with my crappy pump no less
     
  17. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    Leave it to you to say some rude to someone.....
     
  18. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Yeah I was screaming for a good pump STAT and nobody was responding.... That f'ing crank bro's pump I have blows....

    I should probably invest in a CO2 pump.
     
  19. sleepinggiant

    sleepinggiant Monkey

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    I never ride the mtb without a helmet. But on the road bike if it's a super hot day and I'm climbing for 6 or 7 straight miles, the helmet hangs out on the bars. But the second the road turns down, it goes back on my head.
     
  20. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    Depends. If I went to N* and I left my helmet at home, I would put my hiking boots on and tell my buddies to enjoy themselves. If it was my local XC loop, I have ridden without a helmet. it doesn't matter much for the climbs, and I am on the brakes for most of the descent.
     
  21. blt2ride

    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    Depends on the ride...personally, I would go home and get my helmet.
     
  22. JRB

    JRB Guest

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    I beg to differ.
     
  23. dh girlie

    dh girlie MISS MISSY (geek)

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    That is so liberating though...probably like when a dude goes commando...I forgot the outside of my camelbak one day and I rode anyway...just did a short loop and drank a bunch from it before and after...but I felt light as a feather without that thing on my back.
     
  24. PonySoldier

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  25. JRB

    JRB Guest

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    I went commando the other night and hated it. :mumble:
     
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    I know it's a serious no no to go helmetless around these parts, but if I forgot it I would just go easy and enjoy the ride.
     
  27. TreeSaw

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    Yeah, aren't I nice :devil:
     
  28. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    I'd never ride our local trails or any others without a helmet so I would definitely go home and get it. My friends would probably head in, do a short loop and meet me or I would just try to catch up!
     
  29. johnbryanpeters

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    :stupid: Get the helmet, yo. :stupid:
     
  30. MtnBikerChk

    MtnBikerChk Squeaky Wheel

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    I agree with DHS. You are a moron if you don't wear one.
     
  31. Reactor

    Reactor Turbo Monkey

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    Concussions are no fun. Wear the helmet.