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    Oh, the irony...

    A BARE-headed biker died after losing control of hise motorcycle and hitting his head on the pavement at an anti-helmet rally.

    Philip A Contos, 55, would probably have survived had he been wearing a helmet, cops said.

    The tragedy happened after he hit the brakes. His 1983 Harley-Davidson then fishtailed before he went over the handlebars and on to the road.

    He later died in hospital from a fractured skull.

    State Trooper Robert Jureller said of the accident in Onondaga, New York: "The doctor felt that the death could have been prevented if he simply had been wearing a helmet.

    "He hit the brakes, lost control, was ejected and struck his head on the road. He suffered a skull fracture."

    New York is one of 20 states in the US that requires motorbike riders to wear helmets.


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    Perhaps they should hold the next anti bikers helmet rally at a Nascar circuit.

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    I was just about to post this.

    Motorcyclist dies in anti-helmet protest crash


    A motorcyclist died after crashing during a rally against mandatory helmet laws in America. Police said he would have been saved had he been wearing a helmet.
    Philip Contos from New York was riding a 1983 Harley Davidson at a protest organised by American Bikers Aimed Towards Education (ABATE), a group that opposes mandatory helmet laws.
    Mr Contos, 55 years old, lost control of his bike at the protest in Onondaga, New York, and was sent over the handlebars. He hit his head on the pavement and was pronounced dead in hospital.
    ABATE, which has chapters across America, has held the ride annually for the last 11 years. Mr Contos was not part of the group, but had joined the rally to support its cause against New York helmet law.
    New York is one of 20 US states that makes wearing a crash helmet mandatory. ABATE says it supports 'helmet freedom' in which it encourages the voluntary use of them but opposes their legal necessity.
    It's reported that some states have overturned mandatory helmet laws because of lobbying by motorcyclists. Around 550 bikers had turned up to the Onondaga rally.
    The group also lobbies for a motorcycle awareness section to be added to the US driving permit exam - this is its main cause, said a group spokesperson.
    Thomas Alton of ABATE said: "I don't believe we've ever had a fatality on any group run of any kind. An officer of my group said there may have been equipment difficulties for the rider."
    "Apparently he was riding a motorcycle that wasn't his usual one. Some vehicles have different quirks."


    Motorcyclist dies in anti-helmet protest crash - Yahoo! Cars


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    Case for the defence has rested.

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    At least he died doing what he believed in.

    Ant one want to buy a slightly scratched Harley?

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    Early favourite for this years Darwin Awards...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lantern
    Any one want to buy a slightly scratched Harley?
    Or an "as new" helmet?

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    Spuriousness

    Quote Originally Posted by Lantern View Post
    At least he died doing what he believed in.

    Ant one want to buy a slightly scratched Harley?
    A cheap-shot, young man?
    Aim low and you cannot miss.
    The only way to respect others is to respect one's self and one must claim it from his/her own efforts.

    May I respectfully request that you proceed in that direction?

    Kind regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaiedward View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lantern View Post
    At least he died doing what he believed in.

    Ant one want to buy a slightly scratched Harley?
    A cheap-shot, young man?
    Aim low and you cannot miss.
    The only way to respect others is to respect one's self and one must claim it from his/her own efforts.

    May I respectfully request that you proceed in that direction?

    Kind regards
    Pompous twat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Thaiedward View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lantern View Post
    At least he died doing what he believed in.

    Ant one want to buy a slightly scratched Harley?
    A cheap-shot, young man?
    Aim low and you cannot miss.
    The only way to respect others is to respect one's self and one must claim it from his/her own efforts.

    May I respectfully request that you proceed in that direction?

    Kind regards
    Pompous twat.
    Hmmmm great minds think alike. Although I was heading towards "pretentious douchebag".


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    I am glad I was wearing mine when I hit the elephant up the arse. Easier to get the shit off the helmet, than out of my ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaiedward View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lantern View Post
    At least he died doing what he believed in.

    Ant one want to buy a slightly scratched Harley?
    A cheap-shot, young man?
    Aim low and you cannot miss.
    The only way to respect others is to respect one's self and one must claim it from his/her own efforts.

    May I respectfully request that you proceed in that direction?

    Kind regards
    Respect is highly overrated.




    I tend to agree with Lantern. At least he had the wind in his hair till he died.

    It does not really matter when or how you die, it matters how you live. Too many rules and regs to keep us safely in a prison till we peg. Might as well not live at all.

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