Author Topic: The importance of always wearing a helmet  (Read 2033 times)

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Offline Matt Sarad

Re: The importance of always wearing a helmet
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2013, 12:58:33 pm »
Six weeks after my accident wearing no helmet this is what's up:

The orthopedic surgeon said the collar bone is broken on both ends and the shoulder blade is cracked. He showed me the xrays and the broken ribs look pretty bad, but surgery is unnecessary and I can probably get back on the bike in 2 months.

Rehab begins Monday for 4-5 months to deal with physical therapy, cognitive therapy, reducing dizziness, and getting me back to work and behind the wheel.

With a helmet, I would have probably kept my noggin intact. From here on out, I ride with a partner and keep the head covered.


Offline DaveB

Re: The importance of always wearing a helmet
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2013, 06:52:52 am »
The current (June) issue of Bicycling Magazine has an article "Why Your Helmet Should Be Safer" that discusses the limits of current helmet designs and why it's so difficult to incorporate newer and better technology. 

In brief, the author states that modern helmets do a great job of  keeping your head intact in major crashes but do a poor job of preventing concussions.  He describes why that's the case, a couple of better technologies and why it's so difficult to get the CPSC regulations changed to require them.  Worth reading.

Offline Huli

Re: The importance of always wearing a helmet
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2013, 04:59:44 pm »
The current (June) issue of Bicycling Magazine has an article "Why Your Helmet Should Be Safer" that discusses the limits of current helmet designs and why it's so difficult to incorporate newer and better technology. 

In brief, the author states that modern helmets do a great job of  keeping your head intact in major crashes but do a poor job of preventing concussions.  He describes why that's the case, a couple of better technologies and why it's so difficult to get the CPSC regulations changed to require them.  Worth reading.

I was reading at www.cyclehelmets.org and was amazed at the statistics! Personally, I am on the fence about helmets, mostly because I have yet to find one that fits properly, I get a headache after about 5 minutes.  Then I end up modifying it, so then, is it really any good anymore (or even in the first place)?