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John P Burns
by John P Burns
Perhaps you've been keeping track of the recent helmet controversy, replete with ABC News coverage last Friday. Well, rather than posting just another boring press release, we've got Mr. JohnnyB with his own take on the whole situation...

Torrance, California, August 19, 2002-- You know what I despise most about the anti-helmet idiots who crawl out of the woodwork, spouting off about freedom, etc., every time some news outlet points out, usually rightly, that the idiots are costing the U.S. taxpayer money?

I hate the fact that because of them, I can't hop on my bike and run down to the corner store without putting on a helmet. If people weren't too stupid to wear helmets when they're actually Going Somewhere on a motorcycle, then there would be no need for laws to make us all wear them all the time. I can remember wheelying down PCH through Laguna Beach on an 888 Roche Replica, hair in the breeze, back in the day...

This sort of thing always seems to spark heated debate, some rational and interesting and others not to much, among you MO-ites, so read the story and fire away below.

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