I think this is the last of the shore-vacation ink & watercolors. I was lamenting having to wear a helmet down the shore. Riding bikes at the shore since I was young was about freedom. Now that freedom is tainted because we need to set examples for the kids.
I’ve had my share of bike accidents through the years and it’s mostly been elbows, knees and ribs that have taken the brunt of the road or trail. You never know when your head is next and as long as the kids are young and around I suppose I’ll keep wearing one.
There may be a window of opportunity between the kids being grown and the grandkids that I can taste full freedom again.