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Dec 29, 2010
Category: Bicycles, Culture, environment, Sustainability
Tagged: american fear culture, bicycle, Bicycles, bike, bike helmets, bikes, cities, cycle, cycling, fear, helmet, helmets, safety, why america is losing, why we shouldn't wear bike helmets
His http://www.copenhagenize.com blog rocks. People can wear whatever they want to wear as long as it gets them onto bicycles. After some time, even the bubble-wrap-society will want to feel the wind in their hair…
Yes, that blog has been an inspiration to me for some time, too. He also encourages the casual and practical elements of cycling that are often overlooked or never experienced in US cities. For example, one must not own an expensive roadbike and spandex to enjoy their ride. In fact, they can simply get on a comfortable cruiser bike (like Danish bikes all are…) and wear their plainclothes at a leisurely pace to see friends, get groceries, take their kids to school, or get to work.
Just get on the bike and stop being afraid, please! Yes, the wind in the hair feels so good – as does the wind into your chest. I can’t help but to smile when I get on my bike.
Chris, thanks for staying up on the posts.
Don’t know if u remember but i was advocating this a while ago. I would love to send this to rochester cycling club so that they let me go without a helmet but i don’t think they will be openminded.
Grid Focus by Derek Punsalan 5thirtyone.com.