First warning, and a fall...

It was inevitable. Every bicycle rider knows the day will come when they take their first spill. My day was yesterday. Without going into too many gorey details, I have quite a few scrapes that sting and parts of my body that ache... but, I am ok. Thank goodness the higher power was watching me and allowed this spill to be a warning and nothing more. In fact, as I was flying through the air the only thing I thought was "Oh my gawd, I'm not wearing a helmet!"

Hence this post. I am not getting on my bicycle again until I get a helmet! That, and, my bike is in the shop for a bit as she is all discombobulated (much like her passenger). Poor baby. She's in the right-hand column of my blog, and I wrote about here here if you'd like to check her out... pre-crash.

The bright-side of all of this is: now we get to go shopping! Which helmet should I get?

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Fox Transition via REI


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Nutcase Blackdana via REI

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Bern Berkley via REI

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Candy Swirl via Nutcase Helmets

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British Green via Nutcase Helmets


7 comments:

Prince Charming said...

I like the Fox Transition

Laura said...

Candy Swirl, definitely.

Lulu Mae said...

oooo i love the blackdana! very cute!!!

Allison said...

British Green

Michele said...

Thanks for all of the feedback! Kind of a large spread here... any other opinions?

tif said...

candy swirl. it kinda goes with your bike and it's good visibility with the colors bringing attention to the top of your head... and speak of the devil, i've got one of those ugly aerodynamic ones and have been looking for a more sleek helmet like these!

so glad you're okay!

Michele said...

Thanks, Tif! It was pretty scary... still recovering and learning to wash my hair with one hand... ;)