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Discussion: Helmet

in: vmeyer; vmeyer > 2016-03-21

Mar 23, 2016 2:34 AM # 
Ummm... Is there a story with this? Are you okay?
Mar 23, 2016 9:43 AM # 
Is this like saying, "airbags burned my arms"?
Mar 23, 2016 1:04 PM # 
Important detail missing: was your head in the helmet when it cracked?
Mar 23, 2016 2:05 PM # 
Mar 25, 2016 8:57 AM # 
Yikes!! Glad you're (relatively) OK!
Mar 25, 2016 2:33 PM # 
wow. glad you were wearing that helmet!
Mar 25, 2016 5:04 PM # 
It's always those simple situations that go wrong, and boom you're on the ground.
Thank goodness you wear a helmet.
Train tracks...very dangerous.
Mar 27, 2016 1:29 AM # 
At home here in northern Virginia, the best rail trail has multiple street crossings, and I always unclip about 10' before I reach the intersection, and I almost always put my foot down and check the road before mounting again to cross. I rather bleed momentum than bleed...

Not sure why I though train tracks should be treated any less cautiously. I'll chalk it up to inexperience with train tracks, and now I know. :)
Mar 27, 2016 2:28 AM # 
Train tracks are nastier than almost anything made of pavement because they can grab a skinny bike tire. Ditto for some storm drains.
Mar 28, 2016 1:09 AM # 
Ahhh, my first hand signal learned during a group ride - train tracks, even worse in the other, often-rainy, WA. One of them eventually got me, too!

Glad you're among the helmet-wearers. I don't understand those who don't.

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