Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mormons and Motorcycles

Every morning for the last couple of months, I pass this billboard on my way to work. Look closely at the center image. It's a guy riding a motorcycle with no helmet. OK, it is a free country, and you can do what ever you so choose, but I think it is just plain dumb to ride a motorcycle without a helmet. I have been through too much and seen to much not to ride with a helmet whether it is required by law or not. I guess I am a bit confused on the message they are trying to convey, Draw your own conclusions.

Anyhow, I recently spent a week in Central Florida over the holidays. It was warm (low 70s F) most of the time we were there and the weather was simply beautiful. There were motorcycles everywhere we went. As you may know, Florida does not require motorcyclists to wear helmets. So we continually saw a lot of folks of on bikes riding without helmets.

Finally, we saw about a group of 15 motorcycles with riders sans helmet. I looked at them and remarked, "WOW! There sure are a lot of Mormons down here!"

Ride safe and enjoy. Remember AGATT!


irondad said...

Probably their way to establish commonality. The middle picture is possibly their perception of "everyman".

White chick, black chick, biker dude. Unite our diversity.

Who knows?

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Mr. Madding:

There are many advantages to not wearing a helmet... One of them is a faster internal cranial examination following a really bad accident. I have learned that it is easier to talk someone out of their sexual orientation than to get someone to change their position on wearing a helmet.

Neat post.

Fondest regards,
Jack Riepe
Twisted Roads

Allen Madding said...

irondad - I am thinking the same, but their candidate for everyman came out looking less than intelligent in my book *shrug*
Always good to hear from you!

reep - It seems we are of like mind on this topic! Thanks for reading and commenting!