A couple of weeks ago with BN4 in tow, I headed to Cambridge to visit a Hunter Valley expat (now a Trinity Ph.D.c) ...
... and of course to surround myself with the delights of an English cycling city
... aaaah bliss
But, as per usual, whilst I gazed upon the cycling community in Cambridge, that old chestnut of a question popped into my head ...
Why oh why are we so stupid in Australia?
...which of course then led to other pointless queries:
Why are we so upside-down in our approach to cycling?
Why are we so obsessed with safety?
Why do we think helmets can provide us with it?
Why do we need laws to tell us to wear them?
And then I started thinking of my court cases and other legal matters that are starting to bank up, urgently requiring me to put them into some sort of holding pattern.
I've got the appeal call-over on October 30 followed by a brand new matter for mention on November 11 plus, note-to-self (new worn-out 50+ Bridget Jones currently peppers the British press!), must write to State Debt Recovery Office by October 17 to point out to them that I'm not required to pay any of the bills they've sent me until my appeal is completed (thanks, Edward).
Sigh! It's all so exhausting and so unnecessary and just highlights the fact that our mandatory bicycle helmet promotion is nothing more than a great big example of rampant systemic misselling.
Why can't we have what they have in Cambridge? ... now