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Cyclist bollocks!

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Re: Cyclist bollocks!

The 8th reason is that apparently some people find squeezing their balls into some lycra shorts sexy! Let them breathe, is what I say, that's why I'll have the kilt over the lycra any day and that is why cycling is a no, no, for other obvious reason!
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Old 02.07.2019, 22:54
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They clearly have none to squeeze in!

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They clearly have none to squeeze in!

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Whereas riding a Harley Davidson in a kilt, man, this is complete freedom! (while yodelling your lungs out, even better!)
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Old 02.07.2019, 23:08
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Re: Cyclist bollocks!

At least they have brains in NL: https://bicivendita.blogspot.com/201....html?spref=fb

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That is just a paid ad.
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Whereas riding a Harley Davidson in a kilt, man, this is complete freedom! (while yodelling your lungs out, even better!)
That image is soo very wrong on so many levels.
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At least they have brains in NL: https://bicivendita.blogspot.com/201....html?spref=fb

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Never ceases to amaze me how laws have to be passed for things that should just make common sense.
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That image is soo very wrong on so many levels.


Because it does not conform to anything you know!
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Old 03.07.2019, 15:20
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Never ceases to amaze me how laws have to be passed for things that should just make common sense.
You could argue that wearing a helmet (or at least ensuring your children wear cycle helmets) is common sense but people don't do that in the Netherlands.
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Re: Cyclist bollocks!

> You could argue that wearing a helmet (or at least ensuring your children wear cycle helmets) is common sense but people don't do that in the Netherlands.


Do you wear a helmet when driving? If you get in a crash, you're much more likely to survive when wearing a helmet.

Same with pedestrians. It's just common sense.
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> You could argue that wearing a helmet (or at least ensuring your children wear cycle helmets) is common sense but people don't do that in the Netherlands.


Do you wear a helmet when driving? If you get in a crash, you're much more likely to survive when wearing a helmet.

Same with pedestrians. It's just common sense.
I can't remember the last time I fell over whilst walking.

I fell off my bike last week.

In a car, I'm somewhat protected from right-angled curb-stone edges by the car and by the car safety-features such as air-bags but when I cycle I am just half a meter away from them constantly.

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That image is soo very wrong on so many levels.
Explain !
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I can't remember the last time I fell over whilst walking.
I can.

Perhaps you were too drunk to remember?

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Because it does not conform to anything you know!
Thank the Lord!

Reminds me of the nobility divorce case some many years ago in London.
The lawyer for the husband asked the "lady" in question "Is it true you had sex on a motor bike with Mr. X during a thunderstorm"?
Her reply was "on which date are you referring to"?

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Re: Cyclist bollocks!

Apparently the effect of wearing a helmet while cycling is not significant overall. By wearing a helmet there seems to be more risk-taking behaviour both by cyclists but also motorists driving alongside them. Also if you look at it "epidemiologically", making the helmet compulsory could actually be worst for public health because less people will bike and there is a more sedentary lifestyle with all the diseases it brings.
If you made the helmet mandatory on the car today you would save more lives than by making it mandatory on the bycicle.
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. Also if you look at it "epidemiologically", making the helmet compulsory could actually be worst for public health because less people will bike and there is a more sedentary lifestyle with all the diseases it brings.
To which country are you referring when you make this statement?

Does your statement hold water in countries where helmets are compulsory?
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To which country are you referring when you make this statement?

Does your statement hold water in countries where helmets are compulsory?
Have a read of this. There seems to be little evidence that making helmets mandatory reduces the number of accidents. And some evidence which indicates that the number of people cycling is reduced if helmets are mandatory, with the impact being that public health in general is worse.

It's tricky, if you're the cyclist that falls over and hits your head on the floor, you're likely to do less damage wearing a helmet. But if helmets were compulsory in the first place you might not be cycling so you might be less healthy.

Personally I always wear mine, modern helmets are so lightweight and comfortable that there isn't really a reason not to wear one. But I'm not convinced they should be mandatory. Like I said, it's tricky.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...warfare-wheels
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Have a read of this. There seems to be little evidence that making helmets mandatory reduces the number of accidents. And some evidence which indicates that the number of people cycling is reduced if helmets are mandatory, with the impact being that public health in general is worse.

It's tricky, if you're the cyclist that falls over and hits your head on the floor, you're likely to do less damage wearing a helmet. But if helmets were compulsory in the first place you might not be cycling so you might be less healthy.

Personally I always wear mine, modern helmets are so lightweight and comfortable that there isn't really a reason not to wear one. But I'm not convinced they should be mandatory. Like I said, it's tricky.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...warfare-wheels
Where did I write that I thought they should be made mandatory?

I questioned the poster's statements.



Personally I wear a helmet too when cycling.
I also wear one snowboarding, where in Switzerland, it's also not mandatory although almost everyone wears one as it's now the done thing.

The only people I see, en masse, who don't wear a helmet skiing or snowboarding appear to be Brits on their once a year holiday in the Alps and who haven't quite realised that things have moved on in snow sports.
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Re: Cyclist bollocks!

Has to be said that there are some fab routes around the country. We've done a few as a family, finding flattish routes along rivers and valleys then upgrading the terrain as little legs got a bit bigger and stronger.

Some of the routes can be busy with loads of other cyclists, though.
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