Comment 117068

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted March 19, 2016 at 17:59:51 in reply to Comment 117060

Helmets almost invariably make cyclists look weird; it's a scientific fact(1).

More importantly, helmets make cycling look dangerous.

After all, when do we wear helmets? When doing something dangerous.

So what does wearing a helmet when riding a bike down the street tell people? That the cyclist is doing a dangerous thing.

But the thing is ... riding a bike in town is not especially dangerous. Not unless you consider walking dangerous. Or takin a shower dangerous.

(Gah - there goes my New Years Resolution no. 3: "do not discuss religion or bike helmets in mixed company")

  1. There are some cute exceptions, but they are exceptions.

Comment edited by moylek on 2016-03-19 18:03:38

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