"I never ride with a helmet either, even when people are telling me I’m an idiot. Riding a bike should be normal, and you shouldn’t have to wear a funny Styrofoam hat."This from a guy who's been in an accident. There's not much to say to it, other than (1.) you're an idiot, and (2.) Styrofoam hats aren't funny. Mine's a multi-sport, and makes me look like an in-line skater with hydrocephalus. It doesn't get much cooler than that.
I'm glad to see that the fashion plights of cyclists are getting some attention, but the Times turned a blind eye to some of the logistics of city riding. Sure, you might look cool in that tweed Ralph Lauren blazer, but how cool are you actually going to be when it's ninety degrees in the shade and you're stuck behind an idling city bus?
And what happens when your chain-lock scuffs that expensive cravat? The only lock pictured in the accompanying photos was gold:
Because that's how normal people ride.