Monday, December 26, 2011

Dane Does Not Think Bicyclists Should Wear Helmets

Here's a video from Mikael-Colville Andersen on why we should not wear helmets to bike.  I am a firm believer that you should wear a helmet to ride.  While there is certainly a sizable minority that disagrees with me, most folks, including potential jurors, feel that the prudent course is to wear one.  Certainly, no one will hold it against you if you do.

The bottom line is this:  Riding in the city is dangerous, period.  So wear a helmet.  However, it is not so dangerous that you should avoid riding all together.  The middle path people; take the middle path.

The video is via Momentum Magazine, via Urban Velo.


  1. Riding in the city is dangerous? Compared to what? Riding in the country? Riding in the suburbs? Walking in the outback?

    And what of 'most folks'? Most folks used to believe the Gulf of Tonkin incidents were real. Should we believe what we're told or use common sense instead?

  2. Wear a HANS device in the car and I'll wear a helmet on the bike.

    I'll wait.


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