So the other day I was biking on a ‘civilian bike path’ (aka people walking all over the BIKE path and ‘cyclists’ trolling around) and a mother and her two children were on bicycles up ahead from me.
Now, my first thought was – ‘yay! Momma takin’ her kids on out a bike ride, all exercising together and cycling’. Then I did my quick ‘safety check’. Both kids had helmets on – momma did not! Granted, she was on a bike that is incapable of going more than 5 MPH, but as a role model, shouldn’t she be wearing a helmet?
Then I started to observe cyclists while driving around town – no one wears a freakin’ helmet in Los Angeles!! Especially those under 25 years old. This was confirmed when I posted to my Facebook, asking the same question. People SCOFFED! SCOFFED!!
Do you put a condom on when you have sex with strangers? If not, then you are probably the type that doesn’t bike with a helmet!
Let’s compare how going “bareback” with disreputable partners* is like cycling without a helmet:
As promised, here is a picture of how a helmet can be sexy, vanderkitten style:***
And I feel obligated to ensure ya’ll know your helmet should be “standing at attention” (hardee har har), not slopped back half hazardly so your forehead can get some air:
* I am not calling your own personal bicycle a disreputable partner. And if it is, please get it checked out and/or maintained.
** Do not google images using keywords like ‘naked cyclists’ or ‘bareback cyclists’. The results are really ugly. I will have nightmares tonight.
*** Please note that wearing a helmet will not make you look like her. Ever. Or I would be wearing a helmet 24/7