Comment 117216

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted March 24, 2016 at 12:31:48 in reply to Comment 117208

"So if one of those folks says "hey I think I'll give this cycling thing a shot" and chooses to wear a helmet, I will not discourage them."

Nor would I discourage them. But neither will I tell that person that they need a helmet, special shorts, special shoes, etc just to try getting out on a bike ... the sorts of things that the cycling industry and media in general have been saying since the early 90s.

Cycling has been portrayed and sold as a sport for the past twenty or thirty years: sport bikes, sport cycling clothes, and sport helmets (the shape and style of 99% of helmets comes from racing, pure and simple). I maintain that this makes cycling look just as exceptional "(weird, if you will) as driving would look if most cars were dune buggies and drivers were encouraged to wear coveralls and crash helmets.

Comment edited by moylek on 2016-03-24 12:35:26

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