Posts Tagged ‘Tim Murphy’

Calling out New York Magazine

Today, while patiently waiting for my Volvo to be inspected, I decided to browse through New York. I came across an article by Tim Murphy about actor Matthew Modine, who is apparently quite an avid cyclist. Among other things, we learn that Modine never wears Lycra and received his $1400 bike as a giveaway from Puma. Then, comes the kicker: He doesn’t wear a helmet! Directly from the article:

So why doesn’t he wear one? “Because I don’t assume that I’m going to get hurt.” Then he seems defensive: “Should we wear helmets when we walk down the sidewalk?” Then his logic gets really shaky: “I think that people that wear helmets, cars are a little more aggressive with them.”
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