OBAMA/President Barack Obama got a lot of blog biting for looking “dorky” (hey not our word) when he wore a bicycle helmet while dodging traffic in the urban streets of Chicago.

So it was a different look when he was photographed on a bicycle in the fields of Martha’s Vineyard with hair freely blowing in the wind (although we are told it’s unclear whether the helmet was off only at the time the photograph was taken or through the whole ride).

 All other family members with him were in helmets for sure.

OBAMA/The White House assures everyone that the president “supports the wearing of bicycle helmets.”

In Massachusetts bicycle riders under age 17 are required to wear bicycle helmets, so no laws broken…

Anyway here are some postcards from the first family vacation.

Photo Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed (Sasha Obama walks her bike, President Obama rides his)