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?