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Helmets are for MOTORcycles!

Saturday, February 13, 2010



Well, probably not....

My foot has been so painful that I've even had a cortisone shot. Not helping. I finally got a outside bike yesterday. Spring is so beautiful, I hate missing any of it.
Had a good first ride! Went about 4 times as far as a half hour walk. I will calculate it after I get done with this post.
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GIANT-STEPS 2/13/2010 9:12PM

  I'm not a helmet NAZI or anything. I don't think that cycling is such a dangerous activity that it is reckless to go without a helmet and I don't think adults should be forced by law to wear them.

All that said, I've been cycling for over 40 years. I've been hit by cars 3 times and had a dozen or so crashes in competition when I was a young buck.

One of my worst crashes resulted in a horseshoe shape tear in my scalp that took 18 stitches to close. If I had a decent helmet I would have been laughing about the crash afterword but instead I was in an emergency room getting stitches and X-rays and a mandatory week of no cycling afterword (the worst part).

Modern bike helmets are so light and cool you forget you are wearing them. If you don't have one already pay a visit to your friendly local bike shop and they'll hook you up with one.

Keep riding!

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/13/2010 7:12PM

    emoticon Good for you... my bike's still sitting in the garage, having only got one good ride in last year before flattening its tire! I had the tire fixed, but didn't get another ride in before other events prevented a good autumn riding season for me.

I have been thinking about Spring... only six to eight weeks away, Spring! emoticon

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CINDY_MAX 2/13/2010 6:12PM

  Yay Lori! Glad you said "well, probably not..." about the helmet thing. In my book, riders without helmets are organ donor wanna-be's. Go Lori!

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FUNNYGRANNY71 2/13/2010 5:20PM

    Congratulations on getting a bike. I haven't ridden one in a long time. You mentioned your foot was sore. How did you injure your Foot? Very good blog.
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