less helmets being worn by NJ kiddies

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bonefishjake

Strong like bull, smart like tractor
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my girls have been wearing helmets forever. if i'm going to wear one, why on earth wouldn't i make them? common sense. they were even wearing them in their barbie jeep for awhile...they couldn't even keep the rubber side down on those things!
 

stb222

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my dad and I were talking about this the other day when I gave him one of my old helmets. It is tough when you are riding around the neighborhood at 5MPH with the kiuds to slp on a helmet. do as I say not as i do?
 

MTB Aussie

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my dad and I were talking about this the other day when I gave him one of my old helmets. It is tough when you are riding around the neighborhood at 5MPH with the kiuds to slp on a helmet. do as I say not as i do?
I've had the kids call me out on that one when just rolling down the street to my buddies house. I tell them when they think they are as good on a bike as I am that I am ready to test them on it, usually at Allamuchy or somewhere else they have never ridden!
 
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caminante

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i love the person who compared riding a bike with no helmet to playing soccer and heading the ball!!!
 

MTB Aussie

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i love the person who compared riding a bike with no helmet to playing soccer and heading the ball!!!
That was the stupidest comment I think I read in a long time (the soccer header comparison). Perhaps he headbutted a curb way back and doesn't see the difference between a soccer ball and concrete.
 
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thelmuffinman

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When I was growing up in Flemington, a cop would always be out in the major neighborhoods on his police bike. When he saw a kid riding without a helmet, he'd stop and explain why it's important to have one, and gave them a "red ticket". The ticket was then taken to the station where it could be traded for a helmet. If you were wearing a helmet already, he'd stop you, tell you your doing a good job a give you a "green ticket". Which was a chance to win a brand new bike. Point being if they set something like this up all over, it'd help alot, I know it helped me when I was little!
 

Cyclopath

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When I was growing up in Flemington, a cop would always be out in the major neighborhoods on his police bike. When he saw a kid riding without a helmet, he'd stop and explain why it's important to have one, and gave them a "red ticket". The ticket was then taken to the station where it could be traded for a helmet. If you were wearing a helmet already, he'd stop you, tell you your doing a good job a give you a "green ticket". Which was a chance to win a brand new bike. Point being if they set something like this up all over, it'd help alot, I know it helped me when I was little!

FANTASTIC!!!

Can we set something up like this for the big kids playing in the woods?
Sounds like a big PR and promotional opportunity to me...
 
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Njpaulie

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Rewind 1979 - I was 7 yrs old - Cruising down a huge Hill on my BMX bike - I hit my break hard to avoid running over my buddies baseball cap. The sidewalk and raised in one section. The result - the lifted sidewalk treated my rear tire like an aluminum baseball bat to a golf ball.

I was airborne land square on my head into the sidewalk.
Result:
Fractured Skull
Bleeding out my Ear and my Eye socket was a huge baseball size blood sack.
I was in a coma for 1 week. and By the Grace of God survived with no permanent damage (although my wife will disagree)
I wasn't allowed to ride for a year. And when i could I had to wear a helmet. I was the only kid in what seemed the world wearing a helmet in NJ in 1980.

GET HELMETS ON THESE KIDS ANYWAY WE CAN! All ideas are good ideas!

Just me personal input.
 

MEAN IRISH GUY

Horse-faced space dog
Rewind 1979 - I was 7 yrs old - Cruising down a huge Hill on my BMX bike - I hit my break hard to avoid running over my buddies baseball cap. The sidewalk and raised in one section. The result - the lifted sidewalk treated my rear tire like an aluminum baseball bat to a golf ball.

I was airborne land square on my head into the sidewalk.
Result:
Fractured Skull
Bleeding out my Ear and my Eye socket was a huge baseball size blood sack.
I was in a coma for 1 week. and By the Grace of God survived with no permanent damage (although my wife will disagree)
I wasn't allowed to ride for a year. And when i could I had to wear a helmet. I was the only kid in what seemed the world wearing a helmet in NJ in 1980.

GET HELMETS ON THESE KIDS ANYWAY WE CAN! All ideas are good ideas!

Just me personal input.

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hahaah. no permanent damage huh? hahaha just kidding. good to hear you made it out that alive though.
 
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