Riding Without a Helmet: A Child of the Sixties Speaks Out

Back in the “old days,” which, for me, meant being a child in the ‘60’s (Gaaaaaahhhhhh!!!), we didn’t wear helmets. For anything. Biking without a helmet. Roller skating without a helmet. Climbing trees without a helmet. Jumping off of really high things without a helmet. In fact not only did we not wear helmets, even professional hockey players didn’t wear helmets. When we were kids, we left the house in the morning, sometimes came home for lunch, and stayed out until dark. We rode our bikes, and we played dodge…

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