Family Tree by Signe Wilkinson

Family Tree

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  1. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, about 3 years ago

    I’ve heard that emergency room doctors call helmetless motorcycle riders the same thing—organ donors.

  2. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 3 years ago

    @Leslie Barks

    Donorcycles

  3. swilkins

    swilkins GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Love “Donorcycles” and plan to steal it for future use. Thanks! Signe

  4. DragonRydr

    DragonRydr said, about 3 years ago

    Growing up, NOBODY wore helmets on bicycles. And nobody I knew ever got a head injury doing it. Scraped knees hands and elbows, yes, and they were just fine a few days later, but no head injuries. This mania for helmets for everything is overboard. So we get a few cuts and scrapes growing up, it’s not the end of the world or destruction of childhood.

  5. Jumpyj52

    Jumpyj52 said, about 3 years ago

    I knew an 11 yr old boy, not wearing helmet while on bike, who was hit by a car. Permanent physical and brain damage, will always need care. Very sad.

  6. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, about 3 years ago

    @DragonRydr

    My young cousin was riding her bike on her quiet residential street without a helmet and somehow flipped over a parked car. Luckily she only had a concussion along with a broken nose and messed up teeth. She looks mostly normal now several years later after some reconstruction. It could have been a lot worse. Like you, I grew up never hearing of helmets but unlike you, I realize they’re necessary.

  7. Saucy1121

    Saucy1121 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @DragonRydr

    True. But, when I was growing up, there were fewer cars going through my neighborhood, especially during the day. None parked on the streets, none backing out of driveways between cars parked on the streets. No one driving and texting or talking on a cell phone, not paying attention to the bike riding kids.

  8. BikeMobile

    BikeMobile said, about 3 years ago

    I rode my first lightweight (called them “English” in the 50’s) till it wore out, helmet-less, but in small-town rural location and “then”. Agree with Saucy regarding hazards. More recently, wearing a helmet, I was watching overtaking cars in my helmet mounted mirrors (home-made) when I dropped the front wheel between bars of a storm drain grill. The bike dove into the pavement, and so did my face. Big chunk out of the helmet just above my right eye, but blood mess on my clothing was the most dramatic damage. My glasses cut the bridge of my nose and rolled the skin up so it bled profusely. Now wear safety glasses.

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