Thursday, March 17, 2011

Meditation on the bicycle helmet

This week I enjoyed a lively, albeit mostly invaluable, online conversation about the efficacy and importance of bicycle helmets. Its one of those topics that comes along from time-to-time and gets people stirred up and pissed off. Its a debate fraught with abundant anecdotal evidence ranging from "a bike helmet saved my life" to "I've ridden for 50 years without a bicycle helmet," but is one that probably doesn't really *need* to be resolved, per se. As a hot button bike advocate topic, it ranks up there with bike lanes vs vehicular cycling.

Also this week, I had the opportunity to catch the wonderful Rural Alberta Advantage. The set was, as expected, blistering and amazing.

With that backdrop, here's a couple videos for your enjoyment. If you can spare 20 minutes or so, its worth the effort.

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