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Cudzoziemiec

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Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« on: January 08, 2019, 03:18:29 pm »
Road.cc is reporting a "wearable air bag" for cyclists. My initial reaction was on the lines of "OMFG" followed by disappointment that the inflation wasn't more dramatic (I've seen a Hovding inflatable helmet thing accidentally triggered), but then I noticed a comment that it could be useful "if you crash into a body of water." So...  ;)
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Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 05:18:25 pm »
That dummy wasn't wearing a h*lm*t.
Never tell me the odds.

Kim

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Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 05:36:45 pm »
Like most cycling safety devices, this fails to protect the left elbow in a crash (103.7% of cycling injuries involve the left elbow, after all).  Looks like just the thing for taking the canal route home from the Country Girl, though.
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Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 05:50:39 pm »
Doesn't this do the rounds every few years? Then the wind goes out of it...

Looking at the video, he needs protection from the tailgating scaffold lorry behind him.
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Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 07:12:42 pm »
...103.7% of cycling injuries involve the left elbow, after all...
Indeed. And I have a 52 year old scar to prove it. :)
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Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 07:17:48 pm »
Seems to be as crazy as this offering that's supposed to be coming from Halfrods -

https://www.bikebiz.com/business/halfords-to-sell-worlds-first-connected-smart-bike-with-amazon-alexa

Rob

Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 08:06:02 am »
...103.7% of cycling injuries involve the left elbow, after all...
Indeed. And I have a 52 year old scar to prove it. :)

Weird, this assertion of Kim's.  I also have a left elbow (recumbent) scar, but only about 4 years old.....

ED:  Ah, but, thinking about it, if we rode on the wrong side of the road, would it be a right elbow phenomenon?


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Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 08:23:10 am »
And I'm currently suffering from left elbow pain whilst recovering
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Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 09:28:40 am »
...103.7% of cycling injuries involve the left elbow, after all...
Indeed. And I have a 52 year old scar to prove it. :)

Weird, this assertion of Kim's.  I also have a left elbow (recumbent) scar, but only about 4 years old.....

ED:  Ah, but, thinking about it, if we rode on the wrong side of the road, would it be a right elbow phenomenon?



I have one of the left as well but that was from off road riding - but I'm obviously conditioned to ride on the left

Jaded

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Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2019, 09:36:23 am »
...103.7% of cycling injuries involve the left elbow, after all...
Indeed. And I have a 52 year old scar to prove it. :)

Weird, this assertion of Kim's. I also have a left elbow (recumbent) scar, but only about 4 years old.....

ED:  Ah, but, thinking about it, if we rode on the wrong side of the road, would it be a right elbow phenomenon?

I believe it is a ‘statistic’.
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Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2019, 09:46:22 am »
...103.7% of cycling injuries involve the left elbow, after all...
Indeed. And I have a 52 year old scar to prove it. :)

Weird, this assertion of Kim's. I also have a left elbow (recumbent) scar, but only about 4 years old.....

ED:  Ah, but, thinking about it, if we rode on the wrong side of the road, would it be a right elbow phenomenon?

I believe it is a ‘statistic’.

But anecdotal data is supporting it.  :demon:

My left elbow has pins in it from a cycling accident though that was because of a broken right toe clip, a pothole and a resulting right foot - spoke - forks interaction.

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Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2019, 11:00:01 am »
Both my elbows have the texture of sandpaper after departing from bikes at odd angles.
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Kim

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Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2019, 12:40:33 pm »
Weird, this assertion of Kim's.  I also have a left elbow (recumbent) scar, but only about 4 years old.....

I've got one of those.  It helps conceal the various left elbow (MTB) scars that were there before it.


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ED:  Ah, but, thinking about it, if we rode on the wrong side of the road, would it be a right elbow phenomenon?

I think so.  Although my right elbow isn't entirely unscathed.
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Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2019, 02:25:22 pm »
I don't think either of my elbows has ever been injured when cycling.

I've had grazed palms and knees, as well as what I think was a bleed into my left trochanteric bursa...

Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2019, 11:11:38 pm »
I made a spectacular mess of my left hand in a crash; much ripping of skin, and lots of blood. Fortunately, no broken bones. Being left handed meant that I was off work for a couple of weeks.
Many years later I dislocated my left shoulder. That was the square root of no fun.

I suppose that my left elbow is the median joint...

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Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2019, 10:36:58 pm »
Anyone else noted a deafening silence from the direction of Llandysmal...?








What?
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2019, 10:37:55 pm »
Anyone else noted a deafening silence from the direction of Llandysmal...?








What?
i had, but I’m too much of a gentleman to point it out.  ;D
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Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2019, 10:50:16 pm »
Anyone else noted a deafening silence from the direction of Llandysmal...?


Ah. Me.
Sorry, I recently confused a reference to a Torquay hotel owner to myself.  I decided not to assume in future.
Anyway.  No canals around here, mate.  And the Teifi doesn't have a riverside path.
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Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2019, 11:38:05 pm »
And the Teifi doesn't have a riverside path.

Is that because the path is now extra river?
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Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2019, 12:58:06 am »
Doesn't this do the rounds every few years?

Yes, it’s on rotation with indicators.

Kim

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Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2019, 12:51:45 pm »
Doesn't this do the rounds every few years?

Yes, it’s on rotation with indicators.

Indicators are more useful!

(Actually, I should do a review-by-proxy...)
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Basil, who wasn't wearing a personal flotation device...
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2019, 12:58:47 pm »
The obvious next step is for indicators incorporated into an airbag-vest.  :hand:
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