Vancouver, after all was the host city for the world cycling advocacy conference. And Vancouver has been setting a high bar for cycle friendliness. So the anonymous and half-formed opinions about the helmet stance of Dutch cyclist Hans Voerknecht "and all the other true believers" that topped the editorial page on Friday were a bit of a surprise.
You would assume that the Velo-city organizers must have felt a bit unwelcome, especially coming on the last day. "Oh, thanks for coming from around the world and spending your dollars here. And by the way, you can stuff your ideas."
Perhaps it was written by a German still smarting from the Euro 2012 loss the day before.