Bike Helmets in Tours, France

I served my mission before bike helmets were much of a thing. About half-way through my mission, we had a mandatory bike helmet rule and we were issued some very unfashionable bike helmets.

So not only were the helmets not very flattering; big white and red helmets, but people were not used to seeing people wear bike helmets. So, we were made fun of a lot as we rode our bikes around in shirt and tie, etc.


A picture of us missionaries in Tours, France after receiving our helmets. I am in the middle with the yellow bike.

This morning I was reading in the Book of Mormon, in the Book of Ether and I saw a comment I had written in the margins back when I was a missionary. It made me laugh this morning. Ether 7:24 “…the people did revile against the prophets, and did mock them…” I wrote next to it, “It would have been worse with bike helmets.”


I hope this makes you chuckle and brightens your day a little.



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Jason Bringhurst lives in Port Angeles, Washington, USA. I am the father of 6 children, husband of the lovely and talented Jen Bringhurst, a small business owner, a listener of 80's new-wave music, an enthusiast of hot-rod & classic cars, a lover of pizza & Diet Coke, and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This blog in no way is meant to officially represent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, nor is it meant to be officially related to my current ward or calling in Port Angeles, nor my former wards or callings in Highland and Springville, Utah. is simply a way for me to spread sunshine and share my faith.

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