“It’s more from a risk management perspective and the recognition that it would have to affect the safety aspects of the helmet, just by definition. In a crash, if you do a header right on top of your helmet cam, you’re going to drive it right through your helmet into your head.
It came more from the risk management side than any particular accident that we know about."
I need the USAC like a Phish sticker needs to be on my bicycle (I spent the entire 2010 season racing a whole bunch of races that were sanctioned by neither the USAC or the UCI...and I had a lot of fun doing it), so I couldn't get all that worked up about whatever idiotic thing they were planning on doing, because it didn't really affect me. Although it does affect my favorite sport — it could snuff out the one flicker of hope mountain biking has to regain some of its former popularity...which opens the door for me to bitch briefly (and probably off-basely) about it.
This whole "if you do a header right on top of your helmet cam, you’re going to drive it right through your helmet into your head" business is hypothetical, I can't say that it's not what might happen, but USAC can't say, definitively, with science, that it IS what would happen —
"It came more from the risk management side than any particular accident that we know about."
So some dude at USAC thinks that if you crash on your helmet-cam, it will get driven right through your skull...
and I think that if you put a narwhal and a white horse in a room with a bottle of wine and Barry White on the stereo, you'll get unicorn babies.
You can't prove me wrong (unless you have the means to procure a narwhal and a white horse for testing) and the random union of the aforementioned creatures is unlikely to occur in nature, mostly because rooms with a bottle of wine and Barry White playing on the stereo don't often occur in nature. Likewise, until someone does some testing involving helmet-cams and helmets, or someone happens to ram his helmet-cam through his skull in nature...or whatever, the banning of helmets based on this rickety-ass premise remains ridiculous, and while I am not an expert on...anything really, I do know something about ridiculous.
I rest my case, but, Jesus, think about it for a minute...do you realize what you could get for a unicorn baby on the black market?