Re: [CR]Helmets at the Cirque


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Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 19:34:00 -0400
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From: John Betmanis <johnb@oxford.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Helmets at the Cirque
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At 04:04 PM 03/06/2008 -0700, ternst wrote:
>What's even worse is out here in California, kids under a certain age
>(Senior forgetful moment, don't remember what age) have to wear helmets.
>The parents riding with them have none on!
>Great role models and examples.

Same thing in Ontario. No wonder you see all the kids with their helmets perched on the back of their heads, where they're quite useless.

Reminds me of school uniform caps in England back in the 50s. We were required to wear them within a block of the school, so that's when we put them on; as far back on our heads as possible without actually falling off.

I was never a proponent of helmets 20-30 years ago (except I had a "hairnet" for racing) because they looked so dumb back then. Today's helmets are actually quite stylish, extemely light, and actually direct the air to cool your head. Now I always instinctively wear one, just like I've worn a seatbelt for the last 40-odd years.

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada