How rad. David Byrne from Talking Heads is a big bike banger-on-erer. And he makes a good point. The New York Times just ran a video interview with him.
I’m a non-helmet wearer (I wear one on big rides or dangerous roads)…ditto Byrne for the same reason. Oh, people get arked up about it…for reasons that make no sense. For my take on why it’s safer and better not to wear a helmet, click here.
A few other things:
- Talking Heads take seven bikes on tour with them. So they can explore while there. I tell you, it’s the best way to see a city.
- He’s just written a book – Bicycle Dairies – which chronicles riding in bike-friendly cities in the world…surprisingly he reckons northern Italian towns are the best.
- He advocates putting highways underground so bikes have more room and clean air. Friggen good point.
I truly hope more people get enthused about bike riding…not for fitness, not for making a point…just because it makes sense. That’s why I post these posts, in the hope it inspires more people to get on ya bike. And to not be scared of wearing a white pant on a bike.
Which city have you cycled in? I’m always on the hunt for new places in the world to explore…