Monday, November 30, 2009

I watched the fine movie Zombieland the other day and I had what I think is great idea for few blog posts.

The movie starts out with the main character Columbus talking about how he's survived as long as he has in a world full of zombies who want to eat him.

He explains that he lives by set of 32 very strict rules.

His rules were things like “the double tap”, which is if you shoot a zombie shoot it again just to make sure its really dead, and “always check the back seat”, because there just might be a zombie back there!

What does this have to do with bicycling you ask?

Well, I have been riding my bike and pedicab in Chicago everyday for 3 years now, and while I hear about people getting hurt everyday, I still haven't gotten hurt yet.

I realized its because I have certain rules I follow- just like Columbus in the movie, and these rules help keep me alive.

Let's face it- riding in the city isn't running from zombies, but it is life and death, right?

So, for the next few weeks I'll share some of my rules with you guys. I'm sure a lot of them you may know, but there may be some people out there just starting out and these could help.

I encourage you to comment with rules that you follow when riding!

Rule #1: Helmet.

I almost always wear my helmet. I know there are those of you who don't believe in them, or think they'll ruin your outfit, but the reality is they work.

I have always said “ if I die on my bike people will say I died doing something I loved".

But if I fall & get brain damage and end up in wheel chair with my friends taking me to bike shows because they knew I liked bikes- that would suck.

And if you wear a helmet, tighten up the chin strap and buckle it!

You already look lame because you have a helmet on, so you might as well go all the way, right?

And wear a real helmet. There are lots of companies out there making a wide selection of helmets, so you should be able to find something that you like.

Don't wear one of those old leather cycling helmets and think that it's going to help! I mean, come on! Really!?!

Bottom line: you don't get a ghost bike for brain damage.



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