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Old May 19th 12, 03:14 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mr. Benn[_9_]
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Default Bicycle helmets

RoSPA recommends that cyclists wear a cycle helmet that meets a recognised
safety standard. Cycle helmets, when correctly worn, are effective in
reducing the risk of receiving major head or brain injuries in an accident.
They do not guarantee protection, nor prevent accidents from happening in
the first place, but wearing a cycle helmet is a simple, low cost and
effective way that individual cyclists can protect themselves.

A cycle helmet cushions the head in a fall, providing a last line of defence
between your head and the ground. It reduces the force of an impact before
it reaches your head and brain. The hard outer shell spreads the force of a
blow over a wider area than the initial impact site.

Choosing a cycle helmet:

Try the helmet on before buying it
Make sure you like the type and style
Check it has a CE mark and meets at least one recognised Standard: BS
EN1078:1997 (European Standard) Snell B.95 (American Standard)
Make sure it fits comfortably and securely
Check that the straps are easy to do up and adjust
Ensure it stays in place on the head when the straps are fastened
Make sure it does not obstruct vision
Ensure it does not cover the ears
Check that it is well ventilated
Ensure it comes with clear advice for the user.

Remember:

Helmets do not prevent accidents. An accident can still be very serious,
even when wearing a helmet. So be just as careful, look around for traffic,
dress brightly and follow the rules of the road.

Source: http://www.rospa.com/faqs/detail.aspx?faq=364

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Old May 19th 12, 07:33 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason
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Listen to music on your bike and still hear everything in the background.

QUOTE:
A slighty left-field one he a company that makes covert security
earpieces for the FBI, Secret Service, CIA and U.S. Military have developed
what they say are the safest headphones available for sportspeople.

They work on the premise that they are so tiny, they never block the ear
canal, meaning that you can always hear what's going on around you, be that
traffic, children or your adoring fans cheering you on. Now I've always had
a far cheaper alternative - the crappy free iPod headphones let in so much
external noise that you can hear a pin drop. The EarHeroSport is very
low-profile though, and lets you pose as a bouncer/ spy.

More details at EarHero

http://road.cc/content/news/58595-te...ones-new-selle

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Old May 19th 12, 08:15 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Dave - Cyclists VOR
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Default Numb-nuts Mason changes the subject again.

On 19/05/2012 19:33, Simon Mason wrote:
Listen to music on your bike and still hear everything in the background.

QUOTE:
A slighty left-field one he a company that makes covert security
earpieces for the FBI, Secret Service, CIA and U.S. Military have developed
what they say are the safest headphones available for sportspeople.

They work on the premise that they are so tiny, they never block the ear
canal, meaning that you can always hear what's going on around you, be that
traffic, children or your adoring fans cheering you on. Now I've always had
a far cheaper alternative - the crappy free iPod headphones let in so much
external noise that you can hear a pin drop. The EarHeroSport is very
low-profile though, and lets you pose as a bouncer/ spy.

More details at EarHero

http://road.cc/content/news/58595-te...ones-new-selle


--
Simon Mason



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legitimate mode of transport; it is either a toy for children or a
vehicle fit only for the poor and/or strange," Dave Horton - Lancaster
University
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Old May 20th 12, 07:15 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_4_]
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Default Spy headphones

On May 19, 7:33*pm, "Simon Mason"
wrote:
Listen to music on your bike and still hear everything in the background.

QUOTE:
A slighty left-field one he a company that makes covert security
earpieces for the FBI, Secret Service, CIA and U.S. Military have developed
what they say are the safest headphones available for sportspeople.

They work on the premise that they are so tiny, they never block the ear
canal, meaning that you can always hear what's going on around you, be that
traffic, children or your adoring fans cheering you on. Now I've always had
a far cheaper alternative - the crappy free iPod headphones let in so much
external noise that you can hear a pin drop. The EarHeroSport is very
low-profile though, and lets you pose as a bouncer/ spy.

More details at EarHero

http://road.cc/content/news/58595-te...cycliste-women...



I just ordered a pair from air hero - they should be with me some time
next week.
I will probably use them on holiday as they are nowhere near as good
as the Sennheiser IE8 phones that I usually have in my ears.

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Old May 20th 12, 10:07 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Dave - Cyclists VOR
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Default Numb-nuts Mason changes the subject again.

On 20/05/2012 07:15, Simon Mason wrote:
On May 19, 7:33 pm, "Simon
wrote:
Listen to music on your bike and still hear everything in the background.

QUOTE:
A slighty left-field one he a company that makes covert security
earpieces for the FBI, Secret Service, CIA and U.S. Military have developed
what they say are the safest headphones available for sportspeople.

They work on the premise that they are so tiny, they never block the ear
canal, meaning that you can always hear what's going on around you, be that
traffic, children or your adoring fans cheering you on. Now I've always had
a far cheaper alternative - the crappy free iPod headphones let in so much
external noise that you can hear a pin drop. The EarHeroSport is very
low-profile though, and lets you pose as a bouncer/ spy.

More details at EarHero

http://road.cc/content/news/58595-te...cycliste-women...



I just ordered a pair from air hero - they should be with me some time
next week.
I will probably use them on holiday as they are nowhere near as good
as the Sennheiser IE8 phones that I usually have in my ears.

--
Simon Mason



--
Dave - Cyclists VOR. "Many people barely recognise the bicycle as a
legitimate mode of transport; it is either a toy for children or a
vehicle fit only for the poor and/or strange," Dave Horton - Lancaster
University
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Old May 20th 12, 01:28 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
thirty-six
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Default Bicycle helmets

On May 19, 3:14*pm, "Mr. Benn" wrote:
RoSPA recommends that cyclists wear a cycle helmet


Why, have they recognised that dietry insufficiency has caused brittle
bones in the wide population?

that meets a recognised
safety standard. Cycle helmets, when correctly worn, are effective in
reducing the risk of receiving major head or brain injuries in an accident.

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Old May 20th 12, 02:09 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Dave - Cyclists VOR
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Default Bicycle helmets

On 20/05/2012 13:28, thirty-six wrote:
On May 19, 3:14 pm, "Mr. wrote:
RoSPA recommends that cyclists wear a cycle helmet


Why, have they recognised that dietry insufficiency has caused brittle
bones in the wide population?


No halfwit, they have recognised that helmets protect the head.

that meets a recognised
safety standard. Cycle helmets, when correctly worn, are effective in
reducing the risk of receiving major head or brain injuries in an accident.


Calcification at the bruise site is what causes long term injury. How
does RoSPA adress this, have they recommended mineral testing in all
people suspected of having some mobility or should I put a sticking
plaster on my finger in case I cut it, instead of my spinach?


Idiot.

They do not guarantee protection, nor prevent accidents from happening in
the first place, but wearing a cycle helmet is a simple, low cost and
effective way that individual cyclists can protect themselves.


It's a low cost suggestion for them as it firmly places responsibility
of injury to the injured party. Mineral deficiencies are already with
many of us and correcting the bigger problem is much more useful than
a foam cap.


What a load of old bollox.


A cycle helmet cushions the head in a fall, providing a last line of defence


Wearing such an item for road cycling labels you as subservient to
'authority'. This may be approriate if you wish to infiltrate the
organized servants of plutocracy.


Ah. Here we have the real reason behind helmet denial. "you can't tell
me what to do, you're not my mum".

between your head and the ground. It reduces the force of an impact before
it reaches your head and brain. The hard outer shell spreads the force of a
blow over a wider area than the initial impact site.

Choosing a cycle helmet:

Try the helmet on before buying it


Don't, there are gases emmitted from styrofoam which are injurous to
mucous membranes. This can upset your eyesight hearing and
breathing.


Another load of old bollox.

Make sure you like the type and style


Ho Ho, appealing to the style concious now. Fortunately most people
prefer their head adorned with hair. I like the look of hair and most
honest people would also find this most attractive.


Most honest people would listen to an august body like RoSPA and take
notice of their advice.

Completely ****ing Dagenham.
--
Dave - Cyclists VOR. "Many people barely recognise the bicycle as a
legitimate mode of transport; it is either a toy for children or a
vehicle fit only for the poor and/or strange," Dave Horton - Lancaster
University
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Old May 20th 12, 08:58 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason
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Default plastic hats



"thirty-six" wrote in message
...
On May 19, 3:14 pm, "Mr. Benn" wrote:
RoSPA recommends that cyclists wear a cycle helmet


Why, have they recognised that dietry insufficiency has caused brittle
bones in the wide population?


My bonce has been road tested at 24 mph which is what pop caps have been
rated at.
And I destroyed one with a single stamp the other week when I found one at
Spurn Point.
Bloody useless things.

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Old May 20th 12, 09:14 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Dave - Cyclists VOR
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Default plastic hats

On 20/05/2012 20:58, Simon Mason wrote:


"thirty-six" wrote in message
...
On May 19, 3:14 pm, "Mr. Benn" wrote:
RoSPA recommends that cyclists wear a cycle helmet


Why, have they recognised that dietry insufficiency has caused brittle
bones in the wide population?


My bonce has been road tested at 24 mph which is what pop caps have been
rated at.



Yes.........



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Dave - Cyclists VOR. "Many people barely recognise the bicycle as a
legitimate mode of transport; it is either a toy for children or a
vehicle fit only for the poor and/or strange," Dave Horton - Lancaster
University
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Old May 21st 12, 12:11 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
thirty-six
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Default Bicycle helmets

On May 20, 2:09*pm, Dave - Cyclists VOR
wrote:
On 20/05/2012 13:28, thirty-six wrote:

On May 19, 3:14 pm, "Mr. *wrote:
RoSPA recommends that cyclists wear a cycle helmet


Why, have they recognised that dietry insufficiency has caused brittle
bones in the wide population?


No halfwit, they have recognised that helmets protect the head.



that meets a recognised
safety standard. Cycle helmets, when correctly worn, are effective in
reducing the risk of receiving major head or brain injuries in an accident.


Calcification at the bruise site is what causes long term injury. *How
does RoSPA adress this, have they recommended mineral testing in all
people suspected of having some mobility or should I put a sticking
plaster on my finger in case I cut it, instead of my spinach?


Idiot.



They do not guarantee protection, nor prevent accidents from happening in
the first place, but wearing a cycle helmet is a simple, low cost and
effective way that individual cyclists can protect themselves.


It's a low cost suggestion for them as it firmly places responsibility
of injury to the injured party. *Mineral deficiencies are already with
many of us and correcting the bigger problem is much more useful than
a foam cap.


What a load of old bollox.



A cycle helmet cushions the head in a fall, providing a last line of defence


Wearing such an item for road cycling labels you as subservient to
'authority'. *This may be approriate if you wish to infiltrate the
organized servants of plutocracy.


Ah. *Here we have the real reason behind helmet denial. "you can't tell
me what to do, you're not my mum".



between your head and the ground. It reduces the force of an impact before
it reaches your head and brain. The hard outer shell spreads the force of a
blow over a wider area than the initial impact site.


Choosing a cycle helmet:


* * *Try the helmet on before buying it


Don't, there are gases emmitted from styrofoam which are injurous to
mucous membranes. *This can upset your eyesight hearing and
breathing.


Another load of old bollox.



* * *Make sure you like the type and style


Ho Ho, appealing to the style concious now. *Fortunately most people
prefer their head adorned with hair. *I like the look of hair and most
honest people would also find this most attractive.


Most honest people would listen to an august body like RoSPA and take
notice of their advice.

Completely ****ing Dagenham.
--
Dave - Cyclists VOR. "Many people barely recognise the bicycle as a
legitimate mode of transport; it is either a toy for children or a
vehicle fit only for the poor and/or strange," Dave Horton - Lancaster
University


Did you get compensated for chemical castration, or is that what you
are bitter over?
 




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