Letter: Wear proper gear when riding bikes | SteamboatToday.com

Letter: Wear proper gear when riding bikes

First, let me say I love bikes, mopeds, etc. I have been riding from about age 6 on. This is about safety.

Everyone who rides needs to know what happens to you when you crash, especially with no helmet, no gloves, no long pants and flip-flops at 20 to 25 mph. So in sequence, your hands get hurt badly, then your face, then your knees and feet.

Go try this — buy a cantaloupe, get on your bike and go 20 mph, hold the cantaloupe and drop it. Yep, that’s why you need to wear the proper gear.

Tom Cody

Steamboat Springs

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