The Living the Goes Into Motorcycle Helmets
When you consider that you might have a helmet for say, 4 years – there is a lot of living that goes on during that time. Many roads traveled, friendships made, time shared and adventures experienced.
My old Shark helmet and I have been through a lot together. I suppose that’s why I felt a little twinge of melancholy when my new Shark Racer-R Sutra helmet arrived. Not because I would miss my old helmet per se but because it was like the closing of a chapter.
Is it silly to mark these occasions? Maybe. But I cannot seem to escape doing it.
My Gramma said that it was good luck if it rained on moving day. I carried that little piece of superstition with me and smiled when the rain drizzled down during my first ride home from work in my new helmet. I hope the good luck continues to carry me through the rest of our time together.
Some of the places me and my old Shark helmet have been together:
Thanks for the memories, Sharky. It’s been fun <3
5 Replies to “The Living the Goes Into Motorcycle Helmets”
I had a different reaction to getting rid of my old lid… I couldn’t wait! When I learnt to ride I purchased a grey Caberg thing that was the best I could afford at the time. After a year or so I realised it was like a mushroom on my head, massive, noisy, and I ended up not liking it much. I eventually replaced it with an Arai Condor which I love and smile each time I look at it. Having said that me and my old Caberg had some great adventures – it was my first lid, I still have it. Maybe I should take it out for a ride, for old time’s.
Enjoy your new lid!
What do you do with your retired helmets? I try to throw them away but I still always seem to have 2-3 sitting around that will never again be worn.
I’m the same way, Doug. I have them sitting on a high shelf in the garage. I feel weird about throwing them out.
I always think things like – well, what if I need an extra in case of emergency like my visor on the current one breaks? it could carry me through until I get a replacement. you can of course see several flaws in that thinking but – i need to justify my hoarding 🙂
So we’re both gear whor—hoarders, yeah, hoarders.
Aside from helmets i’ve got tons of other gear i cant seem to get rid of either :-/
And so does my other half! I think we need a bigger garage.