Wearing a helmet - Page 7 - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums
 70Likes
Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #61 of 149 (permalink) Old 03-09-2016, 01:28 PM
Junior Member
 
noviwinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: SE Michigan
Year: 2015
Make: Honda
Model: Audio Comfort
Posts: 28
Garage
I used to live about 150 feet from 7-11 and hated that I had to wear a helmet to go there. 7-11 was on the corner of my block and unless I was racing, there was no way I would get over 15MPH. For the record, I would stop at 7-11 for something cold to drink as I was heading out on a ride. I would not consider riding on any major road without a helmet, but dang, this was a side street that was not used much.
AZgl1800 likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
noviwinger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #62 of 149 (permalink) Old 03-09-2016, 07:56 PM
Senior Member
 
norton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Rocky Mountain High, Colorado, USA
Posts: 2,739
Lifetime:
.approx. 600,000 miles without a helmet
.Witnessed an accident where two riders both died of head trauma (no helmets)
.approx. 140,000 miles since with a helmet.

I prefer riding with a helmet. (see avatar)
norton is offline  
post #63 of 149 (permalink) Old 03-09-2016, 08:45 PM
Keeper of the Bookmarks / Moderator
 
AZgl1800's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Oologah, Indian Territory, USA...
Year: 2002
Make: Honda
Model: GL1800 Hot Rod Yellow
Posts: 57,179
Garage
Nothing like a good solid knock on the noggin to makes us change our thinking.

I was wearing a helmet when the 18 wheeler took me out, and I still ended up with 3 concussions ...

would I have fared as well w/o the helmet?
no way of knowing that.

~ John


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
AZgl1800 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #64 of 149 (permalink) Old 03-10-2016, 09:40 AM
Senior Member
 
Power Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Valdosta, Ga
Year: 1997
Make: Honda
Model: Aspencade 1500
Posts: 5,115
Garage
I would venture to say...No


Quote:
Originally Posted by AZgl1800 View Post
Nothing like a good solid knock on the noggin to makes us change our thinking.

I was wearing a helmet when the 18 wheeler took me out, and I still ended up with 3 concussions ...

would I have fared as well w/o the helmet?
no way of knowing that.

Only a biker knows why a dog puts his head out of a window of a moving vehicle.
Power Guy is offline  
post #65 of 149 (permalink) Old 03-10-2016, 03:24 PM
Junior Member
 
Spring1898's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: PA
Model: Searching for a cheap Pearl/White 01+ Goldwing
Posts: 27
The human brain is encased in the skull, "floating" in a thin layer of cerebrospinal fluid. This acts as a thin "shock absorber" to cushion and resist the impact of the brain against the skull in a deceleration injury.
The brain itself has the consistency akin to jello. A fresh brain laid out will "flatten." Its strength/resiliency relies on its immediate environment and the physics of floating in liquid, leading to its resistance to rapid changes in velocity (deceleration injuries).
The large mass of the human brain, relative to that of the thickness of skull and proximity to the surface of the head leaves it relatively weak compared to some other animals.


I have ridden without helmet for short distances, moving bike from one house to another around the block. But I do realize that even from the height of sitting on a stationary motorcycle a fall to ground uninterrupted with direct head impact is enough to kill. Bike speed is relative, it is the speed and impact of the head vs object when it comes to head injuries and the merits helmets, if we limit the discussion to that.

Searching for a cheap Pearl/White 01+ Goldwing
Spring1898 is offline  
post #66 of 149 (permalink) Old 03-10-2016, 08:41 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: All Roads Lead To Yosemite, CA.
Year: 94
Model: 1500 SE
Posts: 4,568
Hey! nobody asked you to throw a bunch of scientific FACTS into the discussion!

Theres thems that ride with a helmet on their head, not bungeed to the seat,
and thems thats the ambulance drivers call Donor-Cyclist

But Seriously: If you ride without a helmet- PLEASE ck Organ Donor on your license,
Let someone get some use of whatevers left after that quick jaunt to the mailbox--the one that ended in contact with a post.....
Aloha Tom is offline  
post #67 of 149 (permalink) Old 03-10-2016, 08:49 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: All Roads Lead To Yosemite, CA.
Year: 94
Model: 1500 SE
Posts: 4,568
Those with medical issues that wear a helmet:
Its smart to put a small sticker on the SIDE, not the back of helmet- assuming back will be laying on the ground.
Name Age and Problem such as MEDIC ALERT - DIABETIC 2 can literally save your life when you cant speak for yourself!!

One of those things you do like Earthquake/Flood preparation, hopefully never to be needed
Aloha Tom is offline  
post #68 of 149 (permalink) Old 03-10-2016, 09:39 PM
Senior Member
 
Bluewaterhooker0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Tampa, Fl
Year: 1997
Make: Goldwing SE
Model: '97 GL 1500SE
Posts: 653
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spring1898 View Post
The human brain is encased in the skull, "floating" in a thin layer of cerebrospinal fluid. This acts as a thin "shock absorber" to cushion and resist the impact of the brain against the skull in a deceleration injury.
The brain itself has the consistency akin to jello. A fresh brain laid out will "flatten." Its strength/resiliency relies on its immediate environment and the physics of floating in liquid, leading to its resistance to rapid changes in velocity (deceleration injuries).
The large mass of the human brain, relative to that of the thickness of skull and proximity to the surface of the head leaves it relatively weak compared to some other animals.


I have ridden without helmet for short distances, moving bike from one house to another around the block. But I do realize that even from the height of sitting on a stationary motorcycle a fall to ground uninterrupted with direct head impact is enough to kill. Bike speed is relative, it is the speed and impact of the head vs object when it comes to head injuries and the merits helmets, if we limit the discussion to that.
You're making a BIG assumption regarding the mass of an average human brain. I'm betting 50% of the folks out there have a considerable larger mass of insulating fluid, than brain mass. One passed me the other day on a crotch rocket doing about 95 mph. I refer to them as 'future casket inhabitants'.

These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
Thomas Paine December, 1776
Bluewaterhooker0 is offline  
post #69 of 149 (permalink) Old 03-11-2016, 10:19 AM
Senior Member
 
BrianInPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA
Model: 1984 GL1200 Standard & 1987 GL1200 Interstate
Posts: 17,087
Garage
69 posts and not a one of them is derogatory towards a rider that choose to wear a helmet...

Nothing new, just a different thread.
AZgl1800 likes this.
BrianInPA is offline  
post #70 of 149 (permalink) Old 03-11-2016, 12:19 PM
Keeper of the Bookmarks / Moderator
 
AZgl1800's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Oologah, Indian Territory, USA...
Year: 2002
Make: Honda
Model: GL1800 Hot Rod Yellow
Posts: 57,179
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianInPA View Post
69 posts and not a one of them is derogatory towards a rider that choose to wear a helmet...

Nothing new, just a different thread.
That is because we are all mature adults here on this forum.

The bad thugs don't last more than one post, because Dave or I will throw them out with the dishwater.

.

~ John


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
AZgl1800 is online now  
Closed Thread

  Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums > Forums > General Motorcycle Discussion Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to drink while wearing full face helmet? wu_msw General Motorcycle Discussion Forum 9 07-31-2011 02:12 PM
Biker pulled in Florida for wearing a helmet Chippy01 General Motorcycle Discussion Forum 22 01-28-2010 05:31 PM
Wearing the gear cldryder General Motorcycle Discussion Forum 2 08-17-2009 11:13 AM
Poll - Does an MSF course have an affect on helmet wearing Jluvs2dive General Motorcycle Discussion Forum 63 08-12-2009 02:43 PM
wearing chaps pinkpork General Motorcycle Discussion Forum 25 11-06-2008 06:37 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome