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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Wear your helmet!

With warmer weather, more people are riding bicycles and motorcycles. While these vehicles reduce our carbon footprint, they also make us more vulnerable. A helmet is the most significant factor that will help ensure you survive a motorcycle crash, reducing your risk by 37%.


Jesse Ventura said you can’t legislate stupidity. That may be true, but you can legislate against it, and we can all try to be safer and learn from our mistakes. I had three bicycle accidents last year. Number one, my front wheel got caught in a crack in the pavement. Number two, I rounded a corner too fast and landed on somebody’s lawn. Number three, I stood to pedal uphill and the gear slipped. On that last one I could feel my helmet hit the pavement. My bike and I are getting old. I biked to work today, 6 miles each way, but no guarantees. I take it day by day.

Your brain is your precious center of intellect, creativity, motion, emotion, and spirituality. Please protect it with a helmet.


At Tue May 13, 09:49:00 PM CDT, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

Good advice.


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