Biking Without A Helmet


  Bikers Carrying Luggage Ahead 
  Originally uploaded by oybay.

Is fucking crazy

I did my regular ride up and back down the west side bike path today.

I saw a bunch of people riding without helmets. So I started counting.

Almost 50% of the bikers I saw today were not wearing helmets.

And that is in the wake of a death earlier this summer on the exact stretch that I saw so many people riding without helmets. That 56 year old cyclist wasn’t wearing a helmet either.

Biking is dangerous.

Urban biking is more dangerous.

Urban biking without a helmet is suicidal.