my refusal to wear a bicycle helmet

my refusal to wear a bicycle helmet
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Friday, October 5, 2012

Here we go again - academic 'ping-pong'



Call me cycnical, but you have to wonder if this isn't just a rebuttal kicking into action as a result of Saturday's upcoming national campaign launch of the Freestyle Cyclists

- no journo's name
- no study title

...

- is it an attempt to mitigate overwhelming interest in Freestyle Cyclists' coordinated community campaign?

- is the million-dollar helmet lobby scared?!

Funtimes!!!!

7 comments:

  1. This piece from a Murdoch rag is just more corporatist helmet propaganda masquerading as scientific reseach under a academic veil.

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  2. There was this piece the day before that I saw in the Canberra Times...pure spin :(
    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/bike-helmet-critics-not-using-their-heads-20121003-26yvc.html
    I think the forces of evil intend to match our attempts at positive publicity blow for blow

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  3. Judging by other numbers I've seen from Australia, if the number of head injuries has been halved, that means the number of cyclists is about a quarter of what it used to be.

    They never talk about that side of the helmet laws, do they?

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  4. Hello Sue, I hope your German's as good as your French. I just read this:

    http://fahrradzukunft.de/14/wirksamkeit-von-fahrradhelmen/

    It is one of the best and clearest articles I have read.

    It's in the April edition of the German publication "Fahrrad Zukunft" (Bicycle Future).

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    1. Hello Edward, my german is hopeless (impressive re yours!), but I did manage to read it in google translate!!! - very interesting - why are so we inexplicably committed to bicycle helmet law?

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    2. god my english reads like google translate - that should read: 'why are we so inexplicably...blah blah blah...'

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