Letter: Bicycle helmets were missing from photo

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I found it ironic that you chose a photo of two people riding bicycles without bike helmets to illustrate a special advertising section in the June 27 edition of The Forecaster about healthy living for seniors.

The photo cutline says, “There’s a correlation between activity and a lower death rate in older adults.” That may be, but there also is a much greater risk of serious injury when one rides a bike without a helmet.

It doesn’t matter how fast you ride or whether you stick to trails. Anyone who rides a bicycle should wear a helmet as protection against head injuries.

Shoshana Hoose
Portland

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