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Grayson Currin 
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Grayson Haver Currin was the Managing + Music Editor of the INDY, for which he wrote from 2003 - 2016. He also assigned and edited… More »

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Grayson Haver Currin 

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Grayson Haver Currin was the music editor of INDY Week and the co-director of Hopscotch Music Festival.

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Re: “How to Navigate Busy City Streets on Two Wheels

"Helmet usage should not be elevated among implementation of infrastructural efforts to improve bicycling safety." Pretty sure I was doing the exact opposite.
In any event, I hope your tin-foil hats work well to prevent brain injuries, fellas. Glad to know our GoTriangle employees are so on top of it...

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Posted by Grayson Currin on 08/27/2016 at 4:27 PM

Re: “How to Navigate Busy City Streets on Two Wheels

The degree to which helmets provide protection is indeed a point of debate, Erik. And there is consensus that helmets do create some safety problems for cyclists and, of course, that helmets are not a panacea for bike safety issues. (No one has really ever argued they are.) We need a better bike infrastructure, and we need better education among both cyclists and drivers to make the roads safer for everyone.

In the meantime, helmets do provide a necessary and helpful barrier between your skull and the street. And here's "an excellent article on the issue": http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…, which concludes: "This review included five well conducted case‐control studies and found that helmets provide a 63–88% reduction in the risk of head, brain and severe brain injury for all ages of bicyclists. Helmets were found to provide equal levels of protection for crashes involving motor vehicles (69%) and crashes from all other causes (68%). Furthermore, injuries to the upper and mid facial areas were found to be reduced by 65%, although helmets did not prevent lower facial injuries. The review authors concluded that bicycle helmets are an effective means of preventing head injury."

Suggesting that "provide virtually no actual safety benefits for cyclists" is completely irresponsible.

Signed, someone who has banged his head more than once while cycling, thankfully while wearing a helmet.

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Posted by Grayson Currin on 08/27/2016 at 3:50 PM

Re: “How to Navigate Busy City Streets on Two Wheels

Wow, that's some real C-grade sophistry from a transportation official, Erik.

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Posted by Grayson Currin on 08/27/2016 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Best album we're still waiting for

Hey, Beth. I didn't write this, actually.

Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Managing + Music Editor on 06/17/2016 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Best restaurant bread service

We've fixed that, Samurai! Thanks!

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Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Managing + Music Editor on 06/09/2016 at 9:00 AM

Re: “McCrory Eats Bowl of Shit, Says He'll Support Trump

Pardon, Dude?

Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Managing + Music Editor on 06/08/2016 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Best local marathon

Hey, R.L.! Not much of a trail runner (too clumsy), so I stipulated "at least along the roads."

Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Managing + Music Editor on 06/08/2016 at 10:59 AM

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