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Re: Helmets Part VI, VII, VIII, & IX

On Sun, 22 Nov 1998 11:11:27 EST, wrote:

>Joe this has nothing to do with helmets rather it is about you assuming to be
>able to determine what is or is not foolish for someone, you do not know. 

Some things are a "no-brainer."  And if you continue to ride without a
helmet, you may end up with no-brain!   ; ^ >

><How many sky divers jump without a reserve chute (or a helmet, FTM)?

>Your arguments are not logical. If a sky diver jumps out of the plane he is
>taking risks that he will only survive based on how effective his equipment
>is. He cannot do it without equipment. I would want the best equipment money
>could buy if I were to jump.

They are very analogous.  Both are sports activities done for fun.
Both involve risks.  Both have simple equipment that can manage those

>But I can ride a horse without any equipment at all and I have good chance to

You can jump with one chute and no helmet and have a good chance to
survive.  The helmet and reserve chute reduces risk.

>Do not compare apples to oranges and then say it is logical.  


>People have had helmets for thousands of years. Look at the Roman soldiers
>they wore helmets, they were just different from what we have today. They
>deemed helmets necessary for fighting but not for riding.

Those helmets were designed to ward off sharp edges (swords).  They
didn't have shock-absorbtion technology.  Remember apples and oranges?

>I do not need you have to think my decision is a smart one, I just ask that
>you have enough manners to respect other peoples point of view. Calling
>someone a fool is not something to do done lightly. My mom taught me not to
>call names a long time ago.

My  purpose is not to embarrass anyone, but to shock some people into
re-thinking helmets.  If that makes some folks mad at me, but saves
one life, it will be very well worth it.


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