DC CityPaper on helmets, couriers and cracked melons.
(Might have to scroll down a bit)
“Kelly Johnson, 43, says he can’t wear a helmet because he wears headphones when he rides... Zalan (17 year courier) won’t even wear gloves. “Road rash is temporary, but tan lines are for all summer!” he says.”
I have hardly any sympathy for anyone who gets hit while wearing headphones (regardless of asshat or helmet). They are the scourge of modern transportation. Dangerous, aloof and dumber than 2 bags of warm piss. As for helmet usage, I’d wear one if riding downhill (presumably like anyone else with common sense) and I gave up trying to pass vehicles on the right at intersections a long time ago. Indifferent on tan lines...with exceptions for reverse headgear.