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watching OLN now(8 posts)

watching OLN nowFez
Mar 14, 2003 7:41 AM
There are still guys w/o helmets, including today's winner, who was a close friend of kirilov.

I think the pros are set in their ways and don't expect otherwise unless helmets are mandated.
re: watching OLN nowLive Steam
Mar 14, 2003 7:46 AM
I think he removed his helmet for the final climb.
Reportedly, ...Dwayne Barry
Mar 14, 2003 7:53 AM
that's the same thing Kivilev did. He had worn his helmet for the first 150km and took it off for the climb (of course, there was still quite a serious descent on that stage and I'm sure he wasn't going to take the time at the top to retrieve/remount his helmet). Clearly alot of these guys, think helmets are a serious enough detriment to performance (or just plain unnecessary at times).
Helmets, smelmets...stop this stupid helmet issue! MYOB!! nmeschelon
Mar 14, 2003 8:24 AM
Anybody remember the hockey playersdante
Mar 14, 2003 8:36 AM
who didn't have to wear helmets b/c they played in the league before the rule was implemented (1979 or something like that)? Think the last one was MacTavish who was playing in the mid 90s... And those are hard plastic helmets with lots of padding, not flimsy bike helmets. Hey, to each their own, I guess, and maybe some people think that they're the difference between winning and losing. Think that there'll always be people that won't wear them no matter what happens, until some rule gets changed to affect everyone.

Side note, anybody ever see the "helmets" that Gretzky and Co. used to wear to get around the helmet rule? One layer of light plastic, wouldn't have done anything in an emergency. But was technically a "helmet".

Peace
dante
Anybody remember the hockey playersgcbgcb
Mar 14, 2003 1:21 PM
When asked why he wore a cup but not a helmet, Gordie Howe replied that he could pay someone to do his thinking for him.
and no one died today?mohair_chair
Mar 14, 2003 8:33 AM
Gee what a surprise. Until helmetless pros start dying at a rate greater than one every couple of years, it just isn't a big deal to them. More die getting run over in training accidents and from heart attacks than lack of helmets.
yup...at least a majority DO wear them these days (nm)ColnagoFE
Mar 14, 2003 8:45 AM