Wednesday, March 3, 2010
(a little bit of Copenhagen, at home in my shed - a completely 'bicycle-helmet-free-zone', always!)
'Two more sleeps' and I'll be in the District Court raising necessity as a defence to my criminal conviction of riding a bicycle without wearing a helmet!
Here in 'down-world' Australia, we have no bill of rights, or human rights charter, or in fact any clearly defined civil liberties provisions whatsoever. We contribute to world pollution as if there's no tomorrow, and we object strongly when slightly green measures are introduced to mitigate our outrageous carbon behaviour. We refuse to acknowledge our climate-change responsibilities, and seem intent on polluting indefinitely. Climate change has expanded the question of survival, with our diminishing coastlines, dust storms and dying rivers. Notwithstanding we have the perfect climate for cycling and some beautiful cities for cycling in as well, but we have helmet laws...and very few leaders who possess political will.
My cycling conduct is a question of my survival, and I can't do it with a helmet attached to my head. As far as I perceive it, they're dangerous, and even if you don't think they are, you, as a reasonable person, would have to agree, upon the facts provided over the past few months, that you can perceive why I have my belief!
Therefore, everybody, I believe it's necessary for me not to wear a helmet when cycling in order to avert catastrophic consequences that might happen to me and the planet...
...what are my chances? - I'll let you know on Friday!!!...wish me luck!!!!!