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>tfw passing helmet plebs
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In some places, it's against the law not to wear a helmet. Does not wanting to get slapped with a fine make you a pleb?
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>>1055407
Yes, same as not riding on the sidewalk where it's safe. Everyone should ride on the sidewalk because I'm a stupid cager who doesn't even understand traffic laws.
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>>1055373
>tfw some styrofoam cracks instead of my skull
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>>1055373
>helmet plebs
You are wrong. Helmets are a safety element and a status object, making it something that filters real cyclist from pleb riders. The same for lycra sets.
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>he doesn't commute in an aero helmet with mirror visor
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is /n/ gonna laugh at me if i prefer using nutshell style helmets instead of the aero ones?
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>>1055442

Not at all, it's perfectly fine to wear a helmet like that up until your 14th birthday.
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>>1055448
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>>1055373
Oh man, such good feels wind in hair cool and refreshing.

Fuck fuddyduddy helmet fags
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>>1055407
Living somewhere with helmet laws does.
>>1055413
t. american
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>>1055442
It would look silly on a road bike.Fine on a commuter. I don't like them though because they get way too hot.
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>>1055442
>>1055449
I'd still ride with you Anon kun
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>tfw $300 helmet
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>>1055502
>tfw your helmet is worth more than my head
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>tfw when just got a headache instead of a cracked skull
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>>1055518
>falling and hitting your head
americans are hilarious
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>>1055523
top kek not even close
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sometime is good
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Stop wearing a helmet.
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>>1055555
Jesus christ
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>>1055555
Quints have spoken
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>>1055514
This
Using the same Walmart helmet from 4 years ago
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>>1055555
bow bef0re quint
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>>1055555
You're gonna need more than that to convince me.
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>>1055555
wtf I hate helmets and going to stop wearing mine.
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>>1055487
oh. i'm not using a road bike, i'm an MTB fag. does that make it less silly?

>>1055492
t-thanks anon chan
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>>1055704
>oh. i'm not using a road bike, i'm an MTB fag. does that make it less silly?
it makes it more appropriate. it was never silly, though.
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Silly helmet fags.
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If I was a commuter in a large city where I had to legit worry about getting hit by a car or knocked into signs or structures by pedestrians, yeah, I'd probably wear one... otherwise, I can't be assed,
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Peds/bike only path= no helmet
Road/mtb= helmet

I believe this is correct
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>>1057295
>mfw I only ride my bike on the numerous bike trails in my city
>mfw I wear a helmet anyways because I'm bald as shit and I don't want to wear a backwards ballcap
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>>1057295
Quiet, slow roads and bike paths = no helmet
Busy, fast roads and riding at night/while drunk = helmet
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>>1057294
I commute in London which is notorious for cyclist deaths (several in one week at a time) and I still don't wear a helmet. And I ride in the busiest roads as well on a singlespeed.

git guys

These are the kind of cucks who wear helmets.
http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/15086490.Hundreds_of_cyclists_stage__die_in__after_five_people_die_on_London_s_streets_in_one_week/
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>>1057324
Woah man you're like such a badass lol
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>>1057324
Same here. In fact, wearing a helmet makes you take more risks because it gives an illusion of safety. If your head goes under the wheel of a 12 ton bus you're dead helmet or not.
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>>1055555
fucking cheeeeeecked

helmetfags rekt
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>>1057319
yeah, put a helmet on your gravestone
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>>1055555
nice
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>>1055442
check out the Bern FL-1, really nice blend of the two styles. I love mine, it's cheaper and actually lighter than equivalent LAZER helmets.
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>>1055555
I'm not wearing a helmet anymore.
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>>1057335
>wearing a helmet makes you take more risks because it gives an illusion of safety...
>... if you're 12
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>>1055555
Well, that's it then. Good bye, safety. It's time to grow up.
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>>1057335
>helmet makes you take more risks
Yeah, maybe if you've never been in an accident. My helmets have saved from cracked skulls before.
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I only wear a helmet when I race my car.
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>>1058561
>falling on a bike
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>>1055373
enjoy becoming a gore /gif/
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>>1058644
enjoy being a dork
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>>1058644
ride carefully now !
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>>1055373
>I wear the same helmet on my bicycle as I do on my motorcycle
>full face tinted lens with adjustable vents in five locations

Kinda wish it had a helmet mounted display..
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>>1058613
> getting struck by cagers
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>>1055373
Look, kid. I don't know who you are or what kind of riding you do, but I'm not one to back away from a challenge -- or from danger. You see those professional freeriders hucking backies off 30 foot cliffs on gravity rigs? Yeah, I'm one of those guys. Or the guys riding 100km/h in a pantheon only centimeters away from other riders, where the slightest mishap would send them flying onto the pavement -- or worse, off the cliff that the road is running alongside? Yeah, I'm one of those guys too. I'm a 3-time downhill world champion and a 5-time Tour De France winner. I also have the 3rd lowest time ever recorded in the Race Across America, the most difficult endurance sport event in world history. Then you little BMX punk kids and fixie hipster faggots come and tell me that I am afraid to take risks? No, fuck that and fuck you. I'm not afraid to take risks, I'm just not an idiot. I'm all for adventure and risk, but there is literally no reason to ride without a helmet or without brakes, ever, under any circumstances (aside from riding brakeless in a velodrome). I hope you get run over by a death cage and die, kiddo.
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>>1055373
I average literally three times the velocity of either of those fucking casuals. They are on fucking meme tier cruisers that shouldn't even exist. And it looks like helmetless guy hit his head and brain mush is flying out.
>>1055555
Looks like Lord Kek believes in reducing the human population. Not surprising at all. Shadilay!
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>>1057335
>wearing a helmet makes you take more risks
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>>1058700
>I average literally three times the velocity of either of those fucking casuals.
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>>1058613
>helmet pleb
>stopped at busy intersection
>get hit from behind by responsible tax paying car driver
>fly off and bang your head on the road but stay conscious because helmet
>see incoming car and get out of the way just in time

>no helmet master race
>stopped at busy intersection
>get hit from behind by responsible tax paying car driver
>fly off and bang your head on the road and get knocked out in front of incoming car on crossroad
>Cyclist_rekt_73.gif
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>>1058700
>Claiming to be three times faster than an illustration
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>>1058815
>riding with cars
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>>1058565
You shouldn't, it makes you take more risks.
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>mfw we needlessly endanger construction workers by making them wear helmets
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>>1058815
No way one could react to an incomong car faster than the driver. You'll just see the last moments which is actually worse.
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>>1055555

We should present these quints to Australian politicians to get the laws changed immediately.
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>>1059033
> see car going your way, roll to the right
>car driver notices you and steers in the same direction
Helmets can get you killed.
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>>1055442
No ventilation, too hot
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>>1059574
>ride bike, wear helmet
>see car going your way, roll to the right
>car driver notices you, but takes increased risk due to helmet wearing, runs you over
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>>1058644
If somebody made me into one I'd come back as a spoop and haunt their ass
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>wear helmet to party
>take increased risks and drink too much
>almost die
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>>1059757
>wear helmet to a nightclub
>take increased risks and groped some chick's ass
>got beaten up by 2 bouncers and the chick's bf
>almost die
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>>1059817
>wear helmet on tindr date
Now I'm a dad.
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>ffw used to ride all over without helmet
>except for back roads
>3 years ago
>riding on unfamiliar back road
>such a hot humid day
>decide to shrug off helmet
>literally remember musing "what are the odds today will be the day I need it?"
>wake up a few weeks later in a medical rehabilitation center
>turns out I hit a bump coming off a hill probably doing 30 mph and wrecked myself into on grievous head-whack
>diffuse axonal injuries
>severe daze for months
>short term memory problems now
>with post-DAI, if I ever whack my head again bad enough to concuss, it will knock me into permanent retardation rather than normal concussion recovery
>occasionally bring this story to /n/ to self-pity myself like a bitch

I recovered far above normal expectations though, most people with DAI are bumbling half-retards for the rest of their lives. I am almost normal at this point. That is to say, it's not immediately obvious that I'm half-busted.
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>2012
>be me
>cycle downhill on a dirt track in comfy woods, thoroughly enjoying the helmetless life
>hit pothole at ~30 mph
>crash with head onto the ground
>get away with a clavicle fracture

>2014
>be me
>cycle on an aspahlted road in the mid of the snowy winter, thoroughly enjoying the helmetless life
>lose traction on black ice
>crash with head onto the ground
>get away with an olecranon fracture

>2015
>be me
>cycle on an aspahlted road in beautiful Ireland thoroughly enjoying the helmetless life
>some car hits me from behind
>my body hits the car's windscreen, crash with head onto the ground, remain unconscious until the ambulance arrives
>get away with a tibia fracture and a badass scar on my forehead

There's literally no reason to wear a helmet. Nothing ever happens even if you DO get into an accident.
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>>1059845
so were you retarded before the multiple TBIs or is that a new thing

>be me
WHO THE FUCK ELSE WOULD YOU BE YOU SNIVELLING CUNT
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>>1059818
>wear helmet on a grindr date
>take increased risks and don't use condom
>get aids
>die
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>>1059823
shouldn't have taken increased risk without a helmet
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>>1055373

Literally got clipped by a bike going the opposite direction on a path last weekend. I got turned around at 15mph flat on my back.

Back of my head hit first. If I wasn't wearing a helmet, I'd of been fucked.
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>>1059998
>I'd of

looks like you're barely literate anyway. might as well skip the helmet.
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>>1059998
Look where you're going and don't run into people.
If you hadn't been wearing a helmet you wouldn't have taken such risks.
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mfw If helmet plebs didn't wear a helmet they would ever taken the risk of ever leaving your waifu-pillow and bike trainer.
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>>1059757
>>1059817
>>1059818
>>1059863
this has good meme potential
i'll try contributing later after shitposting on the merged boards
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>>1059016
See that?! He's taking more risks because he's wearing a helmet!!
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>>1055442
Best helmet
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>>1055591
I try to update my helmet every 2 years. I always get a ~$100 helmet from like Scheels. Not that I think the safety of them goes down over time but I get tired of how bad they stink. Am I overinvested in a meme?
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>2006
>finally get a helmet
>first ride home using it decide to invest in a new home
>way out of my income bracket, lose it all in the crash
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>>1055442
Congrats on looking like an autistic kid
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>>1060451
Couldn't you, you know, clean out the straps and pads? Or does the smell persist?
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>>1059998
How do you run into a bike?
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>>1061910
with your legs
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>>1059849
He's implying that it's a personal story and not a hypothetical scenario.
>lurk moar
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>>1061934
Nice try Reddit




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