my refusal to wear a bicycle helmet

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

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wot! - no helmets!!!

(Photos: Elenor Tedenborg, Inner West Courier, 11 November 2010)


We, the Australian people, believe in helmets and helmet laws...

...until...

...we need a good picture for a story & then it's 'whoopsie! - way too daggie!'

...ha! ha!...love it!!!

Off with their helmets!!!!

6 comments:

  1. and if they cycled to Melbourne,we could give them a tax payer funded helmet for $5.(tragically,I've just bought my wife a $90 'designer' helmet for Christmas.Where were you when I needed you 7/11?)

    cheers,

    Ian,

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  2. I've always noticed that when anyone wants to sell the image of cycling in Australia (but not the sport of cycling - why are these events always labelled 'challenges'... sigh.) it is almost invariably done without the helmets in sight... I wonder why?!

    Photos either show people 'possibly' riding a bike without a helmet or walking/standing next to a bike without a helmet... very rarely is it on their head! Clearly being forced to wear a helmet is a deterrent to many.

    For example: here.

    Paul Martin
    Brisbane, Australia

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  3. The Bicycle Canberra blog spotted something very similar a couple of days ago:

    http://bicyclecanberra.blogspot.com/2010/11/canberra-cycle-chic-2.html

    I guess that young couple wouldn't have looked as pretty with the legal attire.

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  4. @Etienne

    Excellent find. That further proves my point!

    Paul Martin
    Brisbane, Australia

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  5. And guess what features in Australia's (cringeworthy) bid for the FIFA World Cup? That's right:

    Melbourne Bike Share Bikes and neither are wearing helmets!!

    Haha! Classic: http://bit.ly/fzoxji

    So helmets don't affect the perception of cycling? Yeah right...

    Paul Martin
    Brisbane, Australia

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  6. Ha! ha! Ian!!! - serves you right for being so organised!!!!

    Paul & Etienne, this is good fun spotting 'fab-marketing-bike-opportunities-sans-helmets' - loved the links!!!!

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