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We had a quiet fourth of July, as planned, though the fireworks were way too intense for Hudson the wonder dog, who spent the evening cowering. My rack of baby back ribs turned out to be excellent, so apart from Hudson's terror, a fine time was had by all.

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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2011, 14:46 Verno
Granted I don't know how a bicycle helmet will fair against a 50MpH car... but it's better than nothing.

It helps a lot with falls which are more common than direct impact accidents for sure. Unfortunately the ubiquity of the SUV class vehicle has made cycling(and many other physical activities) quite dangerous in general. Some communities try to increase road safety for cyclists and pedestrians with dedicated lane portions for them but they aren't common enough and many communities in North America have none at all.
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