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I'm wearing my helmet at my desk. Seriously.

 
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AxeYrCat
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:55 pm    Post subject: I'm wearing my helmet at my desk. Seriously. Reply with quote

So, I'm told this is a good way to break in new helmets -- wearing them.

And I have a new helmet.

And I'm very happy.

(Fortunately, none of my co-workers have walked by to make fun of me yet.)


So, I'm stoked, because this is the end of a long saga: I'd ordered a Pure Orange Shoei TZR at the start of August. And then waited. And waited. And waited...

Apparently, they're on national back-order in that color.

But the place I ordered from ended up making me an offer I couldn't refuse on a much nicer helmet. So I ended up with an X11 instead. And right now, I love the thing.

I wound up getting one with graphics on it (something that I was pretty sure I'd never do), but I find these to be relatively entertaining -- here's hoping I feel the same way in a few years.

Anyway, if you see someone on a Buddy sporting a Shakey replica helmet, it's me. Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New gear is always fun!

I am about due for a new helmet myself, though I'll probably continue on with the current one for a bit longer...

Got a pic of the graphics?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And my boss totally just made fun of me. Laughing


The colors look more like this in real life:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's certainly, uh... polychromatic.
I've parked my scooter next to my desk overnight on a couple of occasions. My boss has been very cool with that.
Though if I took to wearing a helmet at my desk, I think the rumors of mental instability would start up... again. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really, really wanted to wear my new helmet at my desk after I bought it... But I restrained myself, and just put it on my desk and gazed at it every once in awhile. Even that got my coworkers going!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AxeYrCat wrote:




Major Cool Points!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I really, really wanted to wear my new helmet at my desk after I bought it... But I restrained myself, and just put it on my desk and gazed at it every once in awhile. Even that got my coworkers going!


Is your Buddy Pink too?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, it looks like Shoei has cornered the market on "what the heck" paint designs. Those are really cool. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! Thanks...

Looks like I'm not the only marginally sane one. Laughing Very Happy



Just took my first few rides in it yesterday, and damn. I mean damn.

I cannot believe how far superior in EVERY way this is to my previous helmet (an Xpeed Aegis -- which is definitely a nice helmet for the price, but I bought it for car racing, and it's not super comfortable on long rides).

Loud graphics and all, I'm stoked. Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dahuffy wrote:
dorothyblue wrote:
I really, really wanted to wear my new helmet at my desk after I bought it... But I restrained myself, and just put it on my desk and gazed at it every once in awhile. Even that got my coworkers going!


Is your Buddy Pink too?


Of course. Smile And so is my pink Coretech jacket. Could I be going overboard? Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AxeYrCat wrote:
Ha! Thanks...

Looks like I'm not the only marginally sane one. Laughing Very Happy


It is comforting, in bizarre sort of way, to know I'm not the only one. Wink

AxeYrCat wrote:


I cannot believe how far superior in EVERY way this is to my previous helmet (an Xpeed Aegis -- which is definitely a nice helmet for the price, but I bought it for car racing, and it's not super comfortable on long rides).

Loud graphics and all, I'm stoked. Cool


Same here -- I was afraid to get a ff because I might feel claustrophobic, but this one is so comfortable. I way prefer it to my shorty, which I may never wear again. I was convinced to try it because of all the helmet discussion on this forum. Thanks guys for talking me into better protection.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dorothyblue wrote:
dahuffy wrote:
dorothyblue wrote:
I really, really wanted to wear my new helmet at my desk after I bought it... But I restrained myself, and just put it on my desk and gazed at it every once in awhile. Even that got my coworkers going!


Is your Buddy Pink too?


Of course. Smile And so is my pink Coretech jacket. Could I be going overboard? Shocked


A girl can never have too much pink! Smile

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