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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Those of you you browse the 'other sports' section of this forum, know that I am an avid mountain biker and kayaker. Skiing is my first love but, when you are on "skiings equator" you have to find other activities. Some of you also may know that I'm a Physical Therapist.

I feel that it is my moral and civic obligation to post this thread.

Sunday, I participated in the Big Bear Mountain Bike race. I was doing fairly well when I lost the rear brake of my bike. I was going through a rather nasty rock garden. I endo'd after going off a small drop off, and did a "pile driver" head on a rock.



This helmet probably saved my life!

I wear helmets, I advocate helmets, wear a helmet!

It is really very sad to explain to the Mommy of a skateboarder, or any other dangerous sport, that their child will likely never walk again.

So...protect yourself, protect your family!!!



My collection of ski, bike and kayak helmets. A partial shot of The Zoo. They wouldn't all cooperate.

Oh! and to T-Square. I'm giving blood (voluntarily) on Friday.
post #2 of 11

Public Announcement

JOHNNYSZOO, Glad you're still with us.
post #3 of 11

Ditto

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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
JOHNNYSZOO, Glad you're still with us.
Could not agree with you more. I have landed on my head a few times and was very grateful to be wearing a helmet!!!

Also, glad you're still around!!
post #4 of 11
I took a bad fall ONE BLOCK from my house. I got up with a half of a helmet in each hand. I will not go out on public roads w/o a helmet.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the concern everyone. I can't get peoples debate over whether to wear a helmet or not. Personally, I think its an issue with vanity.

I'm sitting here recovering from a mild concussion and a whiplash type injury. My ears did stop ringing for the most part. The good thing about being a therapist is I have access to the electric stim machine. I have 4 electrodes on my neck now as I type!
post #6 of 11
That middle helmet in the picture has some strange appendages!

Your broken helmet is the best advertisement for protecting your brain. You can live without a crushed helmet, but not so well with a damaged brain.
post #7 of 11
I have no idea how I broke my last helmet, I went to put it on one day and noticed a large chunk missing. More then likely happened at some point during a move, but regardless...

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
I got up with a half of a helmet in each hand. I will not go out on public roads w/o a helmet.
I didn't go anywhere near a road or a MTB trail until I bought the new one.

On my last ski trip I had somebody ask me what the disadvantages of a helmet were. I think I stared at him dumbfounded for the entire lift ride. Right before we got off I told him at the very least it beats a hat.
post #8 of 11
Where a ski helmet can keep you warmer, a cycling helmet can keep you cooler too.
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Kind of getting bummed. Close to 72 hours post crash. My vision is still kind of blurred, when I focus at a distance.:
post #10 of 11
Doesn't sound like a very relaxed 72 hours. Lottsa hope yet.
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
I could have been much worse!
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