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Thursday, September 18, 2008

WHAT'S ON YOUR HELMET?

As a biker, my helmet is a very important piece of my riding gear. My melon is special to me, and I aim to keep it intact, without dents or plates! I never ride without it. Most states enforce a helmet law, so I would say the majority of riders wear them. But a few, if given the choice, would not adorn their head with such a burdensome device. Helmets, or we sometimes we call them lids, come in several colors, shapes and sizes. They're made in different styles for different activities, but all have one thing in common... to protect your melon!

Helmets are not only functional, they're also provide another opportunity for bikers to express themselves, and who likes to express themselves more than a biker! Since we are going to Bainbridge this weekend, it got me to thinking that some of the craziest and funniest helmets I've seen, (or read) have been at rallies. How many of you have stickers on your helmet? I never would have thought that I would still be able to have fun with stickers as a grown up! Understandably, you wouldn't want to mess up a beautiful helmet that might be color coordinated to match a bike, or has an exquisite mural worked into it. I, on the other hand, have a basic black half helmet that I adorn with stickers from places I've been, or thoughts I'm thinking.

My favorite one on my lid says... "I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not sure." Or... "Ask me no questions, I tell you no lies." Harley's helmet is full of funnies also. He's got "Does not play well with others." and "Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult." LOL!

Most of you who read my blog on a regular basis, know I have a teeny tiny wild and crazy side that likes to come out and play every now and then. So, you can imagine the fun I have when I ride through the rally grounds sporting my helmet hair! Woo Hoo! Believe it or not, I get several smiles and lots of thumbs up. Now don't let me scare you. I promise, I do not ride with my flying pigtails on a regular basis. I would be deemed a certifiable lunatic with poor judgment! LOL! But, at rallies, this is what it's all about. Fun, fun, fun!

I'm looking forward to the BikeFest this weekend and maybe I'll be able to scope out some more clever stickers to add to my collection. I have lots of room left on my lid before I need to worry about getting another one.

What's on your helmet?

Lady R

16 comments:

fasthair said...

Ms R,

Mine just has a lot of dead bugs on it :-)

fasthair

Mr. Motorcycle said...

I've just recently purchased a lid, so have not had time yet to figure out the perfect way to express myself with it.

I love to pigtails!

B.B. said...

I'm with Fasthair, I just have dead bugs. I love the ponytails. LOL.

Dean "D-Day" said...

Sorry, don't wear one.

Absolutely love the ponytails!!!

Buckyknows said...

I have a chrome half lid with orange flames to match my shades so I look good all over..LOL I also have a plain balck 3/4 helmet just in case I want to go on a real long ride and I want the extra protection for my ears in the cold. (Like it's going to get cold here in Fla). I guess I also still have my dirt bike helmet too. Shoei-electric blue with radical grafix all over it. Yes it is all about how you look!!

ultra242 said...

absoulutely love the ponies thats frickin funny you never fail at putting a smile on my face :)

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

Your helmet Rocks, LadyR! Love it!

My helmet has a big ole skull on it with a few stickers.

"Joker" said...

Oh yeah I'm loving those ponytails. That is definitely you!

I wear a black carbon fiber half-shell. I'm sure the 8 stickers I have so far will come as a shock to you:

If at first you don't succeed,
BUY HER ANOTHER BEER!

Nobody is UGLY
After 2am

DILLIGAF

If Drinking and Driving
Is Illegal, Why do Bars
Have Parking Lots?

Horn Broken
Watch For Finger!

LADIES Form Single Line
Wait Your Turn

Fifteen Grand & Fifteen Miles
Does Not Make You a Biker

GUN CONTROL
Is Being Able To Hit Your Target

Rick said...

I'm with fasthair, mine has a lot of bugs! Although I have been looking for some stickers to adorn it. The pig tails are a riot!

Big Daddy said...

My helmet is my long flowing in the wind silver hair:]
Btw most states do not have helmet laws for adult riders. Only 20 do and Wash DC.
The rest still uphold freedom.

One Harley Rider said...

Strangers have the best candy - was the funniest I have seen. No stickers for me, just bug "innards" and some scratches on my shorty

Lady Ridesalot said...

Thanks for the comments everyone!

It's Sunday night, we had a great weekend in Bainbridge, and I finally had a chance to look at the blog. I'm glad you all liked the pig tails. I have fun with them!

Joker.. Harley has a "Gun control means hitting your target". LOL!

Well,I've got new posts to prepare and pictures to sort.

FLHX_Dave said...

The ponytail helmet is awesome. I want to pull on those pigtails.

My helmet? It's trashed. The sun and wind has worn off the top of it. I only have two right now.

First: "If you find this helmet with my head in it, Leave it alone! Call 911!"

Second: "Patriots M/C supporter"

I have a third going on that says "Road Whore", which fits me perfectly.

Lady Ridesalot said...

dave... I like the "road whore" one. That fits you to a tee!

The pigtails usually get good responses. But, you know me, if I think it's going to get a laugh, I'll take two!

Allen Madding said...

"Hang up and DRIVE"

"Crashing Sucks"

"God loves me and my tattoos"

Eve said...

Some really funny stickers here! I loved the parking lot one! First thanks for having me get out my helmet...been a long time since I've held it (damn snow). My husband got me my one and only sticker so far it says

"Dying of natural causes is for Whimps"

perfect for a crotch rocket rider!!!
I wish his helmet was here...he has some really fun ones.