… And Speaking of Bike Month

helmetOur readers need to know that we are sharply divided on the use of bicycle helmets here at the more bicycle friendly of the town’s two leading libraries.  Certain members of the staff, shameless proponents of the Nanny State, clearly lean towards imposition of a helmet requirement for cyclists.  The Library’s helmet-heads, speed demons to a person, unwittingly ally themselves with the absurdly large share of the population who perceive bicycling to be innately dangerous rather than innately helpful and uneventful.  It is sad.  The more thoughtful contingent continue to assert their rights to travel at a moderate pace, eschewing the spandex ‘n’ smurf fashion statement so prized by the country’s film producers and orthopedic surgeons.  Stacked readers need to look into the bicycle safety records of the Netherlands and Denmark where moderate-speed, helmet free bicycling reigns supreme and think about attitudes in America, a country so given to health hysteria that it sentences half its boy children to Ritalin and spawns new food allergies hourly.

-Nemo Wolfe

Published in: on May 6, 2013 at 4:12 pm  Comments (6)  

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  1. simply put – helmet laws suck

  2. Exactly

  3. […] took it on the chin from an important reader for our post on bicycle helmets.  We offer this link to post from The Atlantic Cities by way of atonement.  Not that we’re […]

  4. When I originally left a comment I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox
    and now whenever a comment is added I receive four emails with
    the same comment. There has to be a way you can remove me
    from that service? Cheers!

  5. I’m afraid that isn’t something we can do, as it’s a “feature” supplied by WordPress. However, you might find some useful information here:


    Good luck.

  6. 板尾がガキの使いでカラコン付けたネタしてたけど 入れてるかどうかはどうでもいいけど目が怖いので苦手 服とかむちゃくちゃダサいけどダサいと言えない風潮
    何か聞いたことないシャンパンだな そのレンズケース、外にも中にも傷がついてて使用済みを日本に回してるのかなと思った
    ちゃんと似合ってて不自然じゃなければ こんなの喜々として付けてるDQNは

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