Where are the bicycle helmets in the picture. They can save a cyclist from being killed or brain damaged in an accident. I know someone who could have been seriously injured in an accident. Their helmet was cracked in to but they were unharmed thanks to their helmet. Helmets can look professional and chic too.
Ciaran, I think you picked the wrong forum for arguing that particular point. CCC is about the junction of bikes & fashion, and thus not very sympathetic to pro-helmet arguments.I'm never without my helmet here in the USA, of course - but I'm not sure I'd feel the need for it if I lived in Copenhagen.
that was a joke, right?
What I notice in the pictures, "where are all the speed racers?" Oh, they appearently aren't seen much on the streets of Copenhagen. And "where are those domineering automobiles?" Oh, they know their place. Wow, that's probably much safer than the wild streets of the USA...even without helmets.I myself, could have been injured a few years ago, when I went over my handle bars, but I was wearing a helmet that did protect my skull. I was also going pretty fast, faster perhaps because I had my magic helmet on. Still, the "helmet first" nature of many conversations on bike safety, misses the point that cycling in my town is much more dangerous than it needs to be, helmet or not.
Oh... And I do think that the last picture illustrates the potential for many people to ride bikes skillfully. Cool pic.
Look at the geometry of the Wife's bike, and the slow speed at which everyone's traveling in the 'chaos' pic. (Props to Mikael's photog skills for demonstrating slow, easy motion in a static photo.)No one's going over handlebars any time soon. Ergo, no need for those awful reptilian bait-cooler buckets you call "helmets."
There would be a great deal of beauty and liveliness lost in these pictures if everyone was wearing a prophylactic on their head.
that first comment is definately ironic and quite witty.
The United States is so far behind in the use of bikes for everyday travel. The planning was not there, and it can be very dangerous in heavy traffic. Nice pics.Ray Denzelhttp://rjacobpost.blogspot.com/
I would really like to see an example of a professional and chic helmet...Love these photos, by the way!
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