It’s springtime in Iowa, and everything is green and in bloom. The weather is nice and everyone seems to spend a lot of time outdoors. It’s really been a nice couple of weeks out here.
The nice weather has also brought out all of the motorcycles. There are a lot of motorcycles here. Not really a lot of Harley Davidson types, but a lot of the crotch rocket types. It’s really annoying. To be honest, though, the drivers seem pretty decent, so I haven’t really minded them one bit out on the road. There is something else about them that is really annoying: No one wears a helmet here. Let me repeat. NO ONE WEARS A HELMET OUT HERE. What is the deal with that? I see cyclists wearing helmets. But not motorcyclists!
How is it NOT A LAW? I mean, it is 2010, right? It’s basically a death wish to go out on your motorcycle without a helmet. Are all these people suicidal? Or should I be looking at this through a more Darwinian lens? If someone is so stupid to ride a motorcycle without a helmet…Need I fill in the blank?
Survival of the fittest, I suppose.