my refusal to wear a bicycle helmet

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Family-time on Champs-Elysées

(Photos: ABC News, 23 July 2012)


Aaaaahhhh! - father & son on bicycle - so beautiful, so spontaneous...

- and so possible...

...anywhere else but here!




10 comments:

  1. I take my hat off to Cadel - he has finally become the poster boy for all cyclists in Australie. If it is OK for Cadel and his kid to ride a bike bike sans helmet, it must surely be OK for everyone else in Oz to ride lidless too.

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more...and I'll keep my hat off forever!!!!!

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  2. And maybe Spain soon. The right wing government is trying to introduce a mandatory cycle helmet law. There is a petition against this on change.org at:
    http://www.change.org/petitions/noalcascoobligatorioconbici

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    1. Thanks for that, coshgirl! - I've been straight there to sign it!

      - god knows why any government would go down this pathway when they only need look at the disastrous state of transport affairs in Australian cities?????

      *sigh*

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  3. video of the ride, http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/video/2259320719/a-different-end-for-cadel

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    1. THANK YOU, ROBERT!!!!! - now linked it in to this post xx

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  4. wouldn't he have the book thrown at him if this happened in Australia? It is a beautiful video, great smiles and Cadel looks truly proud.

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    1. yes he certainly would, and yes it's totally magic

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  5. Don't know if you've heard about this Sue, but Bradley Wiggins called for compulsory cycle helmets yesterday after a cyclist was killed by a media bus near the Olympic Park. Don't know why journos ask a racing cyclist about general cycle safety on the roads, they don't ask racing drivers about general driving do they?

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    1. ...total madness - why did he allow himself to become involved? - though seems like he's retracted his mandatory helmet law position now

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