new helmet makes me faster..
So I replaced my old schwinn wallyworld helmet with a Bell Ghisallo helmet. Tried it out the first time yesterday and noticed it had alot more ventilation and I was riding 2mph faster than normal!?! probably just coincidence LOL. I think I'm a faster rider in the afternoon than in the morning. Nice helmet though. Wish I could buy the Giros but they're too pricey right now.
On the same ride yesterday, I was going down a fairly steep hill at a rate of 25 mph. I saw a car on the opposite lane making a left turn. Being a motorcyclist rider as well, I scanned the situation and knew she wasn't watching for me as I headed down the hill. So I was ready to pull both brakes. Sure enough, as I got closer, she was starting to make that left turn. I locked up both brakes instantly but kept control. She finally saw me braking hard so she stopped. As I past her, I yelled all the cuss words I could think of. I was so pissed that I almost stopped and kicked her door in. But I let it go and just rode on. I almost literaly broke in that new helmet if that lady didn't stop. But thank god for those Koolstop brake pads that I changed out a few weeks ago. I don't think I would've stopped that effectively with the stock pads!
2008 Specialized Sequoia Elite