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Always wear your helmet

Post by Josephine » Mon May 14, 2007 8:33 pm

Cyclist OK After Truck Runs Over Head

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A delivery truck ran over a cyclist's head, leaving him only with a concussion and a mangled helmet. Ryan Lipscomb, 26, was shaken up, especially after he saw the condition of his helmet.

http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/storie ... 14-16-39-3

i don't even OWN a bike helmet... maybe time to reconsider...
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Post by Pru » Mon May 14, 2007 9:38 pm

I always wear my bike helmet. Getting run off the road by a school bus was less traumatic without a head injury.

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Post by mcrib » Mon May 14, 2007 9:58 pm

The strength of a bike helmet is amazing. But I can't explain how fucking lame it is the way cops handle these situations. They weren't sure if the truck driver was aware that he'd hit anything so it is not a hit and run, he ran over a guy's head. If there was a rock the size of a human head in the road you wouldn't know you'd hit it. I have had two friends hit in Lexington in the past couple of months and the cops took no action against the people driving the cars (or SUVs). How the fuck is it going to get any safer to not drive when the cops always side to the idiots driving the cars and not the people laying on the ground with broken bones.
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Post by Saxman » Mon May 14, 2007 10:32 pm

I don't see how styrofoam did anything to protect someone's head while being run over. The skull is what held the truck, not the helmet.
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Post by Day » Tue May 15, 2007 2:55 pm

The link didn't come up for me. It may be true that the strength of the cyclist's skull is what kept his head from being crushed, but the helmet may have saved him from being scalped. You know, like sqeezing a grape.

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Post by krampus » Tue May 15, 2007 2:58 pm

I remember rolling on the hood of someones car withing the first two weeks of owning a bike in lexington. I just rolled off and started laughing, needless to say I wear a helmet now.
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Post by dmw » Tue May 15, 2007 3:00 pm

our former Lt. Governonr's Wife, the one time Miss America, ran over and killed a German tourist..... but of course bike safety didn't become an important issue in the Ville until Papa John got beamed with a flying object while on his bike.......

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Post by Saxman » Tue May 15, 2007 3:20 pm

Most of the problem comes from asshole cyclists thinking they own the road. That is why so many people hate cyclists.
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Post by goodguy » Tue May 15, 2007 3:27 pm

So I think that a biker has the same right of ways as a car. That being said, a friend of mine was hit by a car last year and he got the ticket. The ticket was justified, he was at a light and pulled up next to the car on its right side in the same lane. When the light changed he tried to go straight and when the car turned right he was hit. You can't have your cake and eat it to.
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Post by charlie » Tue May 15, 2007 4:04 pm

Critical Mass Bisshez!!!!!!!

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Post by mcrib » Tue May 15, 2007 5:13 pm

There are actually real problems with the critical mass movement here in Lex currently. There is a real split from a few who see the critical mass as a means to piss of cars and those who truly understand it as a means to raise cars awareness that there are bicycles on the road and the law grants them the same rights to those roads as cars.
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Post by mcrib » Tue May 15, 2007 5:14 pm

Saxman I hope you are kidding.
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Post by Saxman » Tue May 15, 2007 5:43 pm

I am not kidding. Too many cyclists think they can run stop signs and red lights in front of people and it not have an effect. Last fall I was riding my bike to UK and yelled at a guy for running a stop light in front of a bunch of traffic. He simply flipped me the bird and went on. This was someone training, not just a kid on a bike. I run stop signs all the time when no one is around. Doing it in front of traffic is just asking for someone to run you off the road.
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Post by mcrib » Tue May 15, 2007 6:13 pm

And that incident represents the majority of the problems in the struggle for harmony between cars and bikes? I'll admit there are bad eggs on the roads that are only hurting the cause but couldn't the same be said for drivers who violate traffic laws? If the city and state were doing more to promote safer options for bikers I think that would go further toward eliminating the problem than trying to get rid of the asshole cyclist.
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Post by Crankmas » Wed May 16, 2007 12:54 pm

take away the bike and the asshole cyclist is merely an asshole you can come up with your own scenarioes if you would like to play along at home- for some reason Lexington has a population of piss poor drivers, when called out the familiar bird is their answer and you hate Jerry Falwell? what about these pole smokers? oh wait can't you see the rainbow? but I drive a beamer! get over yourselves and slow down and show some courtesy! its amazing how many times you get passed by someone in a no passing zone, they're doing 15+ over the speed limit and then you end up right behind them at the next stoplight okay I'm done

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