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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