my refusal to wear a bicycle helmet

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

Sunday, August 28, 2011

'Abracadabra' & you shall be 'Helmetedl'



Too too weird!

It is in no uncertain terms that the new Brizzie 'bike-share-bike-helmets' attached to Brizzie 'bike-share-bikes' warn potential users that you use them at your own risk...

duh!!!

Yet notwithstanding that potential bike-share users & helmet manufacturers know of the risks, Brisbane City Council appear to be operating in a recklessly indifferent manner by ignoring the issue in hand - clearly

Yet how can they reassure us that the helmet hasn't been:

! dropped

! bashed

! kicked

! involved in an impact of any kind

! left in hot sun

! in contact with certain solvents such as ammonia

! in contact with certain cleaning products such as bleach

! in contact with paints & abrasives

! rained upon

...well basically, they can't!

Too too risky, Brisbane City Council!!!...

...& too too weird!

5 comments:

  1. It is in no uncertain terms that the new Brizzie 'bike-share-bike-helmets' attached to Brizzie 'bike-share-bikes' warn potential users that you use them at your own risk...

    Duh indeed! Kind of spells out just how essential those plastic hats really aren't ;>D

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  2. You have probably already seen this:

    http://kpvv.nuguru.tv/video.php?video_id=5

    It's a video interview with Andreas Rohl, Copenhagen's bicycle programme manager. He almost seems to have to justify *voluntary* helmet wearing.

    Different world!

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  3. sigh! - aahhh Ian & Edward, our country is so daft!!!!

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  4. I like that... "a positive sign". God only knows what they'd have to say about the state of 'normal, every day' cycling in Australia then.
    It's nice to see some countries have it right. Depressing to know ours doesn't.
    Jason (formerly of Tas)

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