I finally broke down and replaced my manky street helmet. After riding in the outer bands of a hurricane during the Void Rally last October, it never smelled quite right again. As a matter of fact, the clearcoat was destroyed and the graphics peeled away. I’ve never seen that before. The poor thing desperately needed to be retired.
This time around I opted to give a modular helmet a try.
Being able to flip up the chin bar to have a drink, get a little air or communicate effectively without having to subject the public at large to my hellacious helmet head seemed like a novel idea. So, I went for it.
My first new-lid test ride took me past the Riverhead Raceway muffler man Chief Running Fair. He’s still looking good after falling victim to Hurricane Sandy and having to be reassembled.
Have you tried a modular helmet?