my refusal to wear a bicycle helmet

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

Friday, November 19, 2010

"Faint heart never won fair lady"







...my 'mantra' which reminds me daily that a prolonged huge effort is constantly required to eventually achieve the 'To-helmet-or-not' choice

But this week I'm in a different mind-space and it's been a pleasure chilling out at the Bicycle Film Festival, soaking up all the friendly karma emanating from all around - bliss!

There was plenty of colour and energy on display at "Ride: life in the bike lane", District 01, Oxford Street, and I couldn't help hoping that maybe tonight's exhibition-goers were George Monbiot's 'progressive campaigners' setting out 'to explain & champion our values'.

Diverse & talented, fun & energetic - they were everywhere and there were lots of them...

...that's got to be a good thing!

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...& now completely off topic, I find it troubling that obituaries are so often written by people who've pre-deceased the deceased!!

I know it's standard newspaper practice (I've had discussions with the Guardian about this matter before) but I was completely distracted reading 'La Stupenda's OB' with the knowledge that the OB writer had been dead for 3 years!!

Weird!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Sue

    I couldn't find a contact button for you on your blog. Feel free to delete this comment as it is not about the Bicycle Film Festival.

    In your about box you say "Correlation to Australia's status as the "Fattest Nation in the World".

    Um, not true, well maybe our status is, but we are not the Fattest Nation in the World.

    Nauru holds that distinction.

    https://apps.who.int/infobase/Comparisons.aspx
    Estimated Obesity(BMI ≥ 30 kg/m²) Prevalence, Males, Aged 15+, 2010
    Nauru is ranked number 1 with 84.6%
    Australia is ranked 16th with 28.4%
    (extracting all the data is somewhat clumsy...)

    This page shows statistics for OECD countries only.
    http://www.oecd.org/document/35/0,3343,en_21571361_44315115_46064099_1_1_1_1,00.html

    As you can see Australia may be catching up to some of the 'wider' nations, but we are still down the table both on WHO and OECD data.

    regards

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  2. Hi Anon! Good to hear from you and thanks for your comment - interesting links

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