Friday, August 12, 2011

Strap Your Melon In!

Good article here by Joseph Rose at the Oregonian. A lot of people have been hit, and yesterday, killed, by cars while riding bikes in Portland lately. And frankly, everywhere. It's always going to be a bit of a challenge for bikers and drivers to share the road - I don't know if that will ever change. But one thing we can change is the practice of wearing a helmet. It's pretty simple: wear one. Every time.

I don't know about where you live, but Corvallis only makes kids wear helmets - adults do not have to wear a helmet. Dumb. I say make it a law that everyone on a bike has to wear a helmet, stop the arguments, save some lives. But that doesn't seem to be the trend these days. So don't be an idiot - wear your helmet.

Oh, and if you want to go make fun of the goober from Rose's article with the "No Helmet Manifesto," please do so. His name is Dave Feucht and his baseless generalizations and hopeless rationalizations would be funny except that they could lead people to kill themselves on a bike.

Fight the good fight.

Let's race!


August 25 / Sternwheeler Days 10k and 5k / Cascade Locks, OR (Thursday Race!)

August 26th / Run the Fair 5k / Salem, OR (Friday Race!)

August 27th / Priest Lake Olympic and Sprint Triathlon / Priest Lake, ID

August 27th / Aumsville Corn Festival Fun Run 5k / Aumsville, OR

August 27th / Cutthroat Classic Trail Run 11.1m / Winthrop, WA

August 27th / Mesa Falls Marathon and Half Marathon / Ashton, ID

August 27th / The Dirty DASH Boise 10k / Boise, ID

August 27th / Run Like a Dog 5k / Olympia, WA

August 27th / Quest for the Capitol Olympic Triathlon / Boise, ID

August 27th / Kitsap County Fair and Stampede 5k / Bremerton, WA

August 27th / Hells Gate Sprint Duathlon / Lewiston, ID

August 27th / Beaverton Fun Run 5k / Beaverton, OR

August 27th / Run a Muk 10k and 5k / Mukilteo, WA

August 27th / Canby Charity Half Marathon and 10k / Canby, OR

August 27th / Camano View Dash 10k and 5k / Camano Island, WA

August 27th / Eugene Celebration Mile / Eugene, OR

August 27th / Brave 5k / Seattle, WA

August 27th / Highway to Well Half Marathon, 10k and 5k / Pendleton, OR

August 27th / Bellingham Youth Sprint Triathlon / Bellingham, WA

August 27th / Lake Sammamish Sprint Triathlon / Issaquah, WA

August 27th / La Center Our Days 5k / La Center, WA

August 27th / Seattle Marathon 10k / Seattle, WA

August 27th / Dwight Dash 10k and 5k / Spokane, WA

August 28th / Raise the Bar Lake Meridian Olympic, Sprint and Super Sprint Triathlon / Kent, WA

August 28th / Alki Beach 5k / West Seattle, WA

August 28th / Art and Air Festival 10k and 5k / Albany, OR

August 28th / Triathlon Eugene Olympic+ and Sprint+ Triathlon / Eugene, OR

Photo by The Oregonian.

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