i have been informed that there is a great national tragedy unfolding in the UK as we sit comfy in our mold-ridden hovels: people are bicycling without bells! the next thing you know, people will stop wearing helmets. it's a slippery slope--slippery from the blood of innocents.
what drives a society to consider such outrageous attacks on personal freedom? 12 pedestrians dead over five years! and countless bell salesmen starving in the streets and tunnels of Londinium. step 1: "London's mayor, Ken Livingstone, says he is considering forcing cyclists to carry number plates." step 2: bicycles are to be fitted with blackbox devices to record the dramatic actions of bicyclists to be used in courts of law.
update: there may be a light at the end of the chunnel.