Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Naked Helmets

So, I had prepped a post about the photo-tag that I tagged, but I didn't post it, and right now my helmet is much more interesting.

Yesterday, as I was taking off my helmet in the parking lot at work, several vehicles sped rapidly out of the parking lot. As I put my helmet down to get my camera out, the tail fell off of my helmet.

Usually, when the ears and/or tail fall off the helmet, they fall off suction cup and all, and oddly enough they fall off when I put the helmet down, or some other stationary and opportune moment. You would think that they would fall off at 55 mph, but it's usually somewhere I can simply pick them up again and stick them back on.

This time, however, the tail had come apart from the suction cup. I think that this tail broke because I noticed that it had a tendency to swoop in a circle (the different tails that I have had seem to swoop and flutter differently), and I think that it twisted enough to break the thread holding the tail to the suction cup.

This is what a helmet looks like with no tail:

And this is what a helmet looks like with nothing at all (WARNING!! NAKED HELMET BELOW!)

On a different note, I had the opportunity to take a picture of my motorcycle from a different angle. Mine would be the good looking one. ;)




  1. The helmet does seem to be missing a bit of something, doesn't it? I like the photo from up on the roof. Hope you had the camera strap around your neck!

  2. I like it too.

    I was actually too short to really see the motorcycles and had to hold the camera up and point in the general direction of the motorcycles.

    I got it on the second try.