my refusal to wear a bicycle helmet

my refusal to wear a bicycle helmet
...is informed

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I love Paris in the "snow-time"

Ah voila le Vélib'! (procuring one required some determination)
Mon Vélib' en neige (note: they are extremely heavy - I promptly fell over with the bike as soon as I detached it from the docking station - oui! oui! je suis très stupide!)
...would have been easier to take this Citroën deux chevaux (very tempting!)
La Sorbonne en neige
Mon Vélib' sur le Pont Neuf
Voila la Notre Dame et moi
Maitenant le déjeuner, donc à bientôt, Vélib'!
Les Champs Elysees, could anything be more fun? (mais oui! cycling around the Arc de Triomphe!! - c'etait fantastique!)
Le Champ de Mars et la Tour Eiffel (c'etait uncroyable!)So in a nutshell after 6 weeks' cycling in Europe = we're a bunch of 'wimps' in Australia!

2 comments:

  1. Some interesting news:
    Law Would Exempt Adults from Wearing Bike Helmets
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/180281

    (IsraelNN.com) Reported: 21:28 PM - Feb/09/10
    The Knesset has passed on its first reading a bill that would exempt individuals over 18 years of age from having to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle in urban areas. MK Shelly Yechimovich, one of the sponsors of the bill, said that the current requirement that riders wear a helmet was frightening off many Israelis from commuting to and from work by bicycle, resulting in more people driving – and more traffic, pollution, and accidents.

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  2. Hi Anonymous,
    Thanks for your post - I have read about the Knesset too! - clearly further illustration of how debilitating mandatory helmet laws are - when will we ever learn?

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