I have a controversial view on bicycle helmets myself, which the posting of this article should give you some idea about.
|Lynn Bicycle Helmet Backpack Homecoming Driveway Trees (Photo credit: cdsessums)|
I love the fact we have CoGo. As for the helmet thing, this is where I diverge a bit from other cyclists. I believe, as grown adults, we have the ability to make the decision to wear a helmet or not. I have seen people chastised for not wearing a helmet when on a CoGo bike, or just tooling on the path, or commuting to work. Personally, I ride with a helmet 90% of the time. The other 10%, I just want to feel the wind in what little hair I have. I want to show up without helmet hair. I want to enjoy riding my bicycle. If that includes a helmet or not, it’s my decision.
We shouldn’t criticize those who go without. We shouldn’t label them “non-cyclists” because as far as I’m concerned, if you ride a bike, you’re a cyclist to me. Going to the coffee shop, ice cream or frozen yogurt shop, I want to be relaxed. That may not include wearing a bicycle helmet.