03 Apr More Alleycat Fun
We’ve donated a Chrome bag. Which Chrome bag, we haven’t decided yet, so if you have any input, give a shout. Do you like the backpack better than the messenger bag?
We’ve participated in a number of local alleycats now, and one thing has always bothered me. Too many people aren’t wearing helmets. I saw a blurb on Bummer Life today about an alleycat where everybody wearing a helmet gets a ten second head start. I think if Bikeworks puts on any events, we will do something similar to that. I’m not going to require anybody to do anything, but we can make some strong incentives. I wish some of the other local organizers would consider this as well, but I believe a couple of them are non-helmeters themselves, so I don’t see it happening.
I just don’t get the non helmet thing. That’s an awfully big compromise to make in the name of fashion. Wearing a leather jacket in the middle of summer is one thing, but people get killed on a daily basis on bikes, and I’m all about giving myself better odds of staying alive.
Anyways, if any of you guys / gals are reading this, and are considering getting a helmet before the next alleycat, come on by and I’ll give you a screaming deal.
And I hope to see you all out there next weekend, helmet or not.