Anecdotal evidence

Who doesn’t know someone who can proclaim “that helmet saved my life”?

Only this is a very difficult statement to make.
Part five of the series on helmets. Read More...

Crazy trail furniture

See saws ain’t got nothin’ on this!!! Read More...

An expensive head shape?

I wrote earlier this week about ordering a Fox helmet.
The story was completed yesterday when I picked it up. Read More...

Head kinematics

Part four of my discussion about many things helmet.
This one looks at an aspect I find most people haven’t thought about. Read More...

Risk perception

Part three of the helmet monologue.
Wearing a helmet makes you feel safer, eh? Read More...

A critical mass

Part two of my ramblings about bike helmets, today’s blurb doesn’t seem to mention helmets at all. It fits into the scheme of things, though. Read More...

Speaking of helmets

I was shocked to look at my full face helmet the other day and see the sticker on it “Manufactured in Italy 1988”. Hmmm - perhaps it is a decade past its best!
Time to go shopping for a new one. Read More...

Pedestrians and cyclists

This is part one of my ramble about bike helmets. I thought it was going to be a three part series, but now I see that I have written nearly 4000 words on the subject so it is likely to be many more pieces than three.
While they all sort of stand alone, they were meant to be read in order and go together like chapters in a book. Read More...

Epidemiology

Why do I have a blog entry entitled “epidemiology”?
It will become clear later when I get around to talking about bike helmets (trust me!). Read More...

Example drop-ins

I’m still excited about teaching people to ride off a small wall, so I thought I would try to put some YouTube clips here demonstrating the good, the bad and the very ugly of taking drop-offs on your mountain bike. Read More...

MacAskill

I am a big fan of Ryan Leech but this video really makes me appreciate the moves of Danny MacAskill. Check it out in HD if you have the screen and bandwidth to do so - it is impressive!!! Read More...

Dropping in

The other night I took another cyclist to learn how to ride drop-offs. This is so much fun for teacher and student! Read More...

Flat pedals

James Wilson (www.bikejames.com) is trying to promote more people using flat pedals on the trails. We had a bit of a chat about it this week. Read More...

DH and tubeless

As a group the downhill crowd are against tubeless tyres. Today I got a first-hand view of why this might be. Read More...