Friday, July 9, 2010

Rider Takes Safety Into Own Hands

When riding in the front Metro car, be prepared. The helmet did not come off, and the chin strap remained fastened all the way from EFC to Farragut W., where he got off.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

He gets on the front car, so that makes sense. I ride the front car with no helmet because I like to live dangerously. I also like to drink fine whiskey.

Joshua Davis said...

...Or else he couldn't ride the Metro while reading a broadsheet in one hand and holding a helmet in the other.

Anonymous said...

I sympathize with this guy - some days the tinfoil hat just does not fully protect against those microwaves from the extraterrestrials, and you need a little extra protection.

Anonymous said...

I once saw a women walking up the escalator at the College Park station with - I don't know what you call them, kind of like ski poles that hikers use - in her hands. She used them to walk on the platform and onto the train.

dwfma said...

@12:36PM trekking poles. I see them all the time around here. I would think that trekking poles are only helpful if you're walking *instead* of riding Metro, but then, I have a pair at home that I never even use on the trail, let alone out in urban public.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if he has a set of metal shears in the backpack.....just in case he has to cut something...oh like a rail car (either to get out or let air in)

Daryl Northrop said...

I rely on prayer, lots and lots of prayer. Your mileage may vary.

Anonymous said...

nerd...

Anonymous said...

OH NO! I didn't even see you taking the picture over there.

Anonymous said...

It's a tradeoff one must risk on the orange line every day: risk the front car's exposure to collisions or enjoy air conditioning. Strange how the car with the Metro operator ALWAYS has perfectly working air conditioning isn't it? Metro has to protect their $150,000 salaries I guess.

Anonymous said...

I know this man. He, like many Americans, suffers from epilepsy. Many epileptics wear bike helmets to protect themselves in the event of a seizure, which can cause a rapid fall to the ground, impact with a wall, or collision with another hard surface.

Anonymous said...

That's a dick move to take a picture of someone like that.

Anonymous said...

I try to stay away from the first or last cars on any Metro train I ride. If I didn't have to ride the Metro I wouldn't. I would much rather take my chance with people driving while texting/doing hair n makeup/reading a book, etc.

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