Anyone who's spent enough time discussing bicycle safety can identify the irony in this conversation, and my urge to shake people:
"@LaMexAlaska'Always wear a helmet!' is insulting. Studies show helmets contribute to aggressive behaviors because of the PERCEIVED safety… Spend more time learning from experienced bike commuters before telling them how to ride their bikes, please."
"@redrummy Are you anti-helmet, or did I miss something? Not a challenge, just curious.@LaMexAlaska"
"@AKCuisine @LaMexAlaska No, I'm not anti-helmet, I'm anti-being-told-how-to-ride-a-bike by people who don't know what they're talking about… Doesn't keep me from getting run over. We need to talk about safer culture & infrastructure not dressing up victims."
"@redrummy I am in full agreement that we need more & better bike lanes & safety, and safer drivers to share the roads… But I'm also strongly pro-helmet for riders, even if riding where there are no
"@AKCuisine Except most helmets only prevent surface abrasion. The foam is so hard you're still going to suffer brain injury if you hit hard… Either way, the problem is, we're STILL TALKING ABOUT HELMETS. See how this works? Now let's move on."
"@redrummy You're anti-helmet. I get that. Everyone's entitled to an opinion. Let's move on. #StillTwitterFriends
"@AKCuisine No, still wrong. I WEAR a helmet most of the time. I'm anti-THIS being the focus of "safety". It's safety theater."
…etc. AND WE'RE STILL TALKING ABOUT HELMETS.