20 August 2010

Pretty in pink

pretty cyclist in CambridgeShe was smiling at a pedestrian as she cycled by on this beautiful summer day.


Anonymous said...

did you ever get to the bottom of the equestrian vs bike helmet issue?

Charlotte said...

As far as I'm concerned, there is no issue. I know that some people are concerned that equestrian helmets got too far down the back of one's head in a region where a horse might putatively kick, and that the velvet on some models might provide too much friction (should a person be sliding across pavement primarily on the helmet).

I reject both these issues as being minor compared to the the helmet question in general: whether to wear one and if so, how to make it easy, comfortable, and pleasant for the person doing so. If wearing an equestrian helmet accomplishes that I support it 100%.

Dottie said...

I love to see pedestrians and cyclists interacting positively. We're all on the same team. I try to smile at as many pedestrians as possible, after stopping for them at the crosswalk, even if I could technically zip by without physically harming them.