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Merry christmas to me!

my new helmet

Decided I needed a new helmet. One that actually has ventilation and doesn’t make me feel like I’m going to melt when I’m wearing it. Of course, that’s yet to be proved as I haven’t worn it whilst riding but fingers crossed!!

The thing is, good helmets start at $200. And I don’t have a spare $200 lying about. However, my parents came to the party and gave me some cash as a very early christmas present which allowed me to stretch my budget. Then I stretched it a little more by spending more than I was going to (that seems to be the normal theme when it comes to my cycling). But I still got a bargain because once again, the super-nice Ben at BSC in the QV knocked $55 off, so I got a $280 helmet for $225. Ben rocks 🙂

I’ll just have to live with the fact that according to my new favourite blog, Cycling Tips, MET helmets just aren’t PRO. 😉 Meh, what can you do when the MET helmet is the only one in the store that fits properly because you’ve got a small head?

No christmas present under the tree for me this year. But I’ll be protecting my noggin in a hopefully cooler fashion.

And the new gloves? Totally awesome!!

Got the wobbles

In the last two days, I’ve nearly fallen off my bike twice. Yup, I’ve got the wobbles big time.

Last night, I misjudged what the traffic was doing and only saved myself an undignified tumble by grabbing the nearest parked car. I remember hoping to god at the time that there was no car alarm installed or if there was that it wasn’t a super sensitive one. Then I had the problem of not being able to get my foot out of the pedal and looking like a total git.

Today, I decided I should at least have a go at unclipping my right foot instead of my preferred left foot. Bad idea, really bad idea. It was fine while I was stationary and waiting for the lights to change but as soon as I had to ride – total disaster. I just couldn’t get my foot back in and I couldn’t even get my foot in the right position to pedal not clipped in so I was wobbling all over the road making a total nuisance of myself. Not a good start to the day.

That fall I’m going to have? I’m sure it’ll be happening some time soon.