Hi, totally agree with you LBM! It's been awhile, since I posted but I'm out sick, so what to do, ya know?
However, I wanted to let the folks know that my son was hit by a car a few weeks ago, and we were extremely lucky that he wasn't killed, or wound up in critical conidition. He was in front of our house, and the driver was going the speed limit, must've seen him, but was too late and hit the brakes--hit the rear end of his bike. My son had lots of narly road scrapes, but that was all. He was WEARING his HELMET! My doctor told us the next day, if he hadn't worn his helmet, he would've had some major problems, or worse!
So, all I'm saying is, please make sure your kids, nieces, or nephews, or anyone that you know wears their helmet
. I'm glad my son listened to me about wearing his helmet.
Even with this accident, I still think he should ride his bike (although my parents keep telling me that he shouldn't)--once he gets a new one of course. (The frame is bent and the rear wheel is shot.) I'm a bit scared to let him out of my sight, but I know that he'll be okay. We shouldn't live in fear of something that MIGHT happen, and delude ourselves that we can't get into an accident if we DON'T ride our bikes.
Okay, I'm off my soapbox now.
Returning you to your previously scheduled program now in progress.