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Fear the Road Rash

The Associated Press reports a tale of helmet enforcement that to my mind misses a point.

A police officer in New Zealand nabbed a pair of cyclists out for a little night ride in the nude. The constable sent the duo home for helmets.

While nudity is a chargeable offense in the twon of Whangamata, the constable was cutting the men a break at the start of beach party season. Helmets, while well and good, are not going to prevent road rash and a not-so-fresh feeling if any balance issues or falls happen, however. OW.

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Author: julie

Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations.

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