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Nomad Geocoin Todie's Wild Ride: Helmet awareness #2

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Released:
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Origin:
United States
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In SPSU Amateur Radio Club Geocache

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Current GOAL

To raise awareness of bike helmet safety both for children and adults and make it back to Greenville WI. Check the condition of your bike helmet and the helmets of your chidren or go out a buy one before passing this coin along.

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Helmets

1.       One crash kills most helmets. That Styrofoam layer between the shell and your head is your best friend. The expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) crushes under impact to give your head approximately 6/100ths of a second extra stopping time. That 6/100ths of a second can be the difference between you getting back up and riding off and having to relearn the alphabet. The foam also distributes the point of impact over a larger area.

 

2.       Proper Fit

Your helmet should neither dig into your scalp nor flop around. The better the fit the more protection you will have. To ensure proper adjustment start with the interior pads. Most are held in place with adhesive or hook and loop strips, which can be added or removed to customize fit or to wash when they get dirty. Next adjust the straps so that each V-buckle is positioned right below your ears, then cinch the main buckle so two fingers barely fit between your chin and the strap. To make sure the helmet is fitting correctly push the front of your helmet up. If it moves more than 1 inch, tighten the chin straps. Repeat with the back adjustment.

 

Tracking History (4317.5mi) View Map

Discovered It 10/11/2010 syp330 discovered it   Visit Log

Found thus geocoin yesterday after work! This is my first geocache

Dropped Off 10/03/2010 MoneyGuyz placed it in SPSU Amateur Radio Club Geocache Georgia - 131.14 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 09/30/2010 MoneyGuyz retrieved it from The Appalachian Quilt Trail - Mariners Compass Tennessee   Visit Log

Many years ago our little 7 yr old was hit by a car right in front of our house. She was lucky. 'In the day' bike helmets for kids weren't all that common.

Looks like we'll have a little trip south for awhile, before you head back up to the Great White North.

Discovered It 09/27/2010 letter-girl discovered it   Visit Log

discovered

Discovered It 09/27/2010 sawmiller discovered it   Visit Log

Spotted on the quilt trail in Tennessee

Dropped Off 09/24/2010 Team Geologynut placed it in The Appalachian Quilt Trail - Mariners Compass Tennessee - 1,550.07 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 08/06/2010 Team Geologynut retrieved it from Head of the Dragon Letterbox Tennessee   Visit Log

Will move along asap!

Dropped Off 06/07/2010 Oilbear125 placed it in Head of the Dragon Letterbox Tennessee - 744.54 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 05/22/2010 Oilbear125 retrieved it from Uxbenka OF Willis Texas   Visit Log

Traded coins will be going north with this one.

Dropped Off 05/16/2010 JSmall placed it in Uxbenka OF Willis Texas - 1,145.23 miles  Visit Log
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