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A local tram line warning. On average two people per week are operated on due to accidents along the Glenelg tram tracks. From Bike SA Enews of 19-Jun-2012 – http://www.bikesa.asn.au/eNews-19-June-2012
These cyclists lived to tell their tales. Nothing to do with tramlines but objects caught in the wheels.
An AC member warned others.
Safety tip: don't carry a shopping bag on the handlebars
Other members came off their bikes, one due to a bag and another his jacket tucked into his waist bag.
Most stupid / unusual cause for an accident of near miss
lets not mention the H word.
(And I don't mean haemorrhoid)
another H word.............like helmets.
Nothing wrong with that word either.
At least there hasn't been a reference to Malicious Health Lectures (MHL) yet.
Too late Don .... the Helmet debate has started.
Im still not convinced wearing a helmet can protect you from impact. I mean boxers only wear head gear cos it looks cool right? F1 drivers just wear it for advertising right?
I sure wouldnt be here without my helmet saving my walnut a few times thats for sure.
Really, you're going to compare F1 at speeds over 300kph to cycling? That's some strawman argument. Also boxing, where you score points by punching the other guy in the head?
If you're going to weigh into the MHL debate, stick to your last point, it has far more credibility than wild analogies.
I think what DR is getting at is that Helmets may not protect you from every impact.If the impact is hard enough or a an awkward angle then it may not protect you.
I agree that helmets for cycling should not be compulsory. It would be a great way to increase the overall intelligence of the gene pool.
[Sigh]. Here we go again.
I think the article says, "police haven't determined whether the fall or a medical condition led to his death".
How much of the health budget would be saved if all those people suffering head injuries in car accidents wore a helmet?