Nice article on bicycling in Berlin <a href=”http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20068083″>here</a>. I tend to agree with their point that forcing people to wear helmets is keeping a lot of people from riding bikes and this is something that THE MAN doesn’t understand. I also seem to remember reading something somewhere that said that when the number of people riding reaches a certain point then helmets aren’t really necessary because a lot less chance that you’re going to get hit by a car because there are so few cars.
The article even compares Melbourne and Berlin and Melb has the big advantage in that it’s not suffering subzero temperatures 4 months a year. My answer is, find the sexiest, coolest looking helmet you can and rock that.
<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/5455483584/” title=”girlonabike by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5140/5455483584_2c7558d3b4_o.jpg” width=”1124″ height=”1576″ alt=”girlonabike” /></a>
I realised it’s been a while since I put a picture up here of a saucy oriental dame, so here is one. It’s spilling out over the side of the blog, but to reduce the size of the picture any more would be to lessen the sauciness which just isn’t on.
The tour de france is on at the moment, although from where I’m sitting, you wouldn’t know it. I suppose I haven’t really tried, but there doesn’t seem to be much opportunity for us here to get a look at it. Apparently there’s almost none of the top names in there this year anyway. I was dragging myself (cycling) up a hill yesterday and got to thinking that maybe they should let all the druggies back in.