Had a great interview with the folks at the European Cycling Federation in Brussels and will post on that (edit the audio when I get home) soon.
One of the things that interested me most was the contention that helmet use should be voluntary, not mandatory. It's a hot-button issue everywhere, from Australia to the UK to the US, and the whole helmet question is one I think about a lot. But more on that later. A gorgeous day in Gent calls me to hit the road.
In the meantime, consider the bike portrait below. I get the idea this bike is asking itself: does this fender make my butt look big?