Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Last Saturday

Last Saturday I braced myself against the cold to enjoy the winter sun. It was a simple afternoon ride, consisting of the same route there and back: up to King Lake and on to Healesville via Chum Creek Road, and return. I have received a 'flip up' helmet, a full face helmet with a chin bar that swings over to the back to make an open face helmet when desired, and I put it to use. The low temperature forbade proper enjoyment - it is a summer device - but immediately I felt more in touch with the elements. I have been deliberating of late over whether to ride with a full or open face - my preference shifts contingent on my sense of the conditions, in terms of safety and temperature - but this helmet gives me the choice in the moment.