Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Obsessive? Who, me?

Well I was doing really good riding the bike to work almost every day, and even using it to run short errands. But I was realizing that the gears weren't shifting as well as they should, and before you know it I'd made some more excuses and went out and bought a NEW BIKE! Obsessive? Of course. Crazy? You have to ask? Sigh.

So here it is; my new Trek Navigator. It was love at first sight. I've also given a lot of thought as to whether or not to wear a helmet. I prefer to ride without one, but I'm not the most coordinated at the best of times. I figure if I get slammed by a car a helmet isn't going to make a whole lot of difference, but if I just get knocked over or -- more likely -- fall over, it may save me from a more serious injury. Now if I could find one that's even remotely attractive I know I'd be more likely to actually wear it, and with that thought in mind I went surfing and bought this:

Made by "Nutcase". Kind of seems appropriate, doncha think?

3 comments:

Sauntering Soul said...

I love your new bike! Have you decided you need to name it like you were going to name your old one?

freshisle said...

Very nice! I'd love a new bike. I don't wear a helmet but I probably should.

knitty_kat said...

HA HA HA! Love the name of the helmet. I'm glad that you invested in one. That said, I don't have one either. OLD ex-roomy broke it years ago & I never replaced it.

I recently spoke with someone who rides regularly, he hit a curb fell & broke his collar bone. And he was lucky! Wearing a helmet, he addmitted that it could have been far worse if he had not.

Be safe . .and have fun!