Thursday, May 29, 2008

Safety second ...

I am the relative of someone who was the unhappy victim of a concussive (I made up that adjective out of an existing noun. However, I looked it up and it is a legitimate word, so I can't take credit for it.) bike accident. This relative now wears a bike helmet while pedaling around. So, do I have to wear one? On a stationary bike?

How far would you think I might have to pedal before a helmet becomes a necessary accessory? I could fall while climbing off (or on) clumsily.

And I can do clumsy really well ...

3 comments:

Kathy said...

Hi, I just found your blog while browsing and one of my friends was also in a concussive bike accident. She is helmet crazy now. I'm pretty sure she wear one to bed. When you find the answer to your question please let me know!

Zeta said...

Hum, its really early in the morning so I will call you at a reasonable time to see how you are feeling. Occasionally, I will forget to lift my left leg high enough to clear the bike. Once, I even rode with the extra bar on my bike which attaches to the bike rack. Deprived of coffee was my excuse. We were on our way to breakfast; however, now I have a cup of coffee before leaving the house on my bike.

RANGER said...

If I had coffee just before leaving, we would have to make a pit stop. Huh, 01 Doc? Remember riding down here and me knowing were all the pits were?