Tagged: bicycle

The physics of maiming a child - Kidney Punch

John Pickering May 14, 2013

Dear driver, When you backed out of a driveway and did not even see how I swerved around behind your car to avoid T-boning you, how dare you have the temerity to tell me you were careful!  I was 7 feet tall, dressed in bright yellow and traveling at no more than 10 km/h.  Perhaps … Continue reading » … Read More

Helmetless bike riders – a dying breed - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Oct 24, 2012

A few weeks ago a member of Christchurch City Council and Canterbury District Health Board advocated the non-wearing of bike helmets.  I commented on the idiocy of this at the time. A source tells me that said person got a hard time from other CDHB board members-good. Perhaps this recent research will put the anti-establishmet … Continue reading » … Read More

Hair trumps helmet - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Jul 21, 2012

Christchurch city councilor and Canterbury Health Board member Aaron Keown is on another crusade.  This time he wants the bicycle helmet law repealed because “Putting a lid on your head messes up your hair, and for a lot of people that is an issue,”  (see here ). “Vanity, vanity, everything is vanity” and that should be … Continue reading » … Read More