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bmwdude 05-24-2006 09:34 AM

Re: Some known side effects of prosthetic brains ...
So long as I don't start believing I'm a cowboy from Brokeback Mountain! I can live with the rest.

bigdx 05-24-2006 09:40 AM

Re: to helmet or not?
Have to wreck to hurt the head. I figure on staying on two wheels.

If youÂ’re a squid that manages to wreck on a perfectly goods road, with perfect visibility and a perfect working motorcycle, then you better dress like a power ranger.

Ps. I do wear a half; that why I have wind in the face and not in the hair ...

ejis 05-24-2006 09:56 AM

Re: to helmet or not?
Of course if you're not a squid and wreck on a perfect day on a perfect road - except for that one patch of gravel that washed into the road mid-corner over the weekend - you'd wish you had dressed like a power ranger.

Funny how things don't always go how you figure 'em...

KillerKowalski 05-24-2006 10:18 AM

If you put sunscreen on your helmet, it will keep the UV rays from subtly damaging the shock-absorbing stuff inside. I made that up, but hell, it could be true. You saw it on the internet!

SRMark 05-24-2006 10:27 AM

Re: 'Balanced Editoral on Helmets', says KSquid.
Add two tablespoonfuls of Kayro Syrup per quart of oil for best ring function. Unless you ride a two stoke, in which case, blow bye will result in crank case explosions.

mn0024 05-24-2006 11:05 AM

Re: 'Balanced Editoral on Helmets', says KSquid.
There is really a very simple solution to this whole problem of helmet laws.

1. repeal all helmet laws

2. legally recognize that the failure to use a helmet forfeits the rider's right to any public funded health care following an accident where a helmet would have prevented the injury in question.

3. regulate insurance companies so that they cannot pass losses from an accident involving a helmetless rider on to other policy holders.

I don't care whether or not anyone else uses a helmet. I just don't want to be forced to pay for their stupidity.

Here's a prime example. Thousands of people every year attempt to summit Mt. Hood and Mt. Rainer. Often they don't make it and get stuck. The Park Service always attempts a rescue, usually endangering the lives of the Rangers or other rescue personnel. If rescued alive, the climbers have to foot the bill for the rescue.

If a person wants to do something more dangerous than it has to be, I have no problem with that. They should just be prepared to pay their own costs when it doesn't turn out the way they intended.

Tigercub 05-24-2006 11:21 AM

Re: 'Balanced Editoral on Helmets', says KSquid.
I've been paying for the health care of stupid people, fat people, people who drink too much, smoke too much, take drugs, drive recklessly, shoot themselves, fall off ladders, burn themselves, drown in cold water, ski into trees, etc. I don't mind and some day I'm going to ask people to pay for my stupidity and I hope they won't mind.

mn0024 05-24-2006 12:30 PM

Re: 'Balanced Editoral on Helmets', says KSquid.
I'm glad you don't mind footing the bill for those things. I think most people do mind. It's one thing to have an accident, totally another to be reckless.

Fenton 05-24-2006 12:52 PM

I wish. #2 is grounds for a hate crime lawsuit. "Why do you single out bikers to die when this can be prevented?" The American people can't stomach responsibility for their own decisions.

It's like the war, you're damned if one of our soldiers dies, your damned if you kill a civilian.

desertbilly 05-24-2006 12:57 PM

Re: 'Balanced Editoral on Helmets', says KSquid.
I believe in a different sort of helmet law:

Anyone who would ride a motorcycle without a helmet should not be allowed to wear a helmet. The sooner they are out of the gene, jury and voter pools, the better.

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