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Old 04-06-14, 03:39 PM   #26
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sooo I was biking home, rather slowly since I own a mountain bike and its hard to get up hills. There was a group of guys sitting of their porch, and one started yelling at me, " hey you, you, heeeeey!" I ignored them but he kept yelling " helmet girl, nice helmet!" Like is it really that odd to see someone with a high vis helmet??? Picture below.

It's an evolutionary marker, helping people like yourself figure very quickly who are at the bottom of the list when it comes to choosing a suitable mate.

Most helmets I've seen weren't hi-vis but they're certainly about. My helmet is slightly the worse for wear these days and its replacement might well be a hi-vis version. But even as a 40-something man I don't imagine your frat boys are going to have anything more intelligent to say to me if I were ever to ride past them.
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Old 04-06-14, 05:12 PM   #27
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Old 04-07-14, 02:36 PM   #28
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add a Mohawk fringe down the center of the helmet (there are stick on ones) and make it even more remarkable.

extra geek points: Go Pro Camera , and a headlight mounted on the helmet ..
Check on the helment mounted light on my hi-viz Muni, but you forgot points for the flip mirror.

And Archery_Queen, put on a Little 500 themed t-shirt and tell the frat boys you'll see them at Armstrong stadium on the 26th!
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Old 04-07-14, 03:31 PM   #29
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I usually have sorority girls hopping on their bikes and chasing after me when they see my helmet...helmet harassment is just one of those things you have to learn to live with. Mine's not even hi viz.
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Old 04-09-14, 10:24 AM   #30
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I'm going to let you in on a little secret.... People are the absolute worst. They suck. Don't take anything any of them say to heart. In fact, don't even listen to them at all, they're the worst!
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Old 04-09-14, 10:40 AM   #31
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"Nice helmet"
"Yeah? Nice lobotomy stitches."

But really, the "Heeey you..." wasnt working so they had to 'think' of something. (Using that term loosely.)
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Old 04-09-14, 11:39 AM   #32
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Strap one of these to your back, see if they tease you then!

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He probably wouldn't have said a thing if he didn't like your looks...
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Well I think you look hot in it,don't worry about moron-haters,rock what you like my friend
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Check on the helment mounted light on my hi-viz Muni, but you forgot points for the flip mirror.

And Archery_Queen, put on a Little 500 themed t-shirt and tell the frat boys you'll see them at Armstrong stadium on the 26th!
IU PRIDE!! very funny because I actually live in bloomington and this is where this happened!
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IU PRIDE!! very funny because I actually live in bloomington and this is where this happened!
Ah! There is your problem. At Purdue the frat boys come out and cover the streets in rose petals for bikers wearing helmets.

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Seriously though I have the same helmet in black and that helmet rocks!

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I usually have sorority girls hopping on their bikes and chasing after me when they see my helmet...helmet harassment is just one of those things you have to learn to live with. Mine's not even hi viz.
Is that a helmet in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
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Old 04-10-14, 01:04 PM   #38
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I have to ride my bicycle through Frat row to get to my work, usually at night. I've lost count of all the dumb things I've had hollered at me from porches/cars/the street/etc. At least during winter I can wear my ZanHeadgear balaclava. I don't get many comments with this thing on.

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Old 04-11-14, 03:09 AM   #39
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Nothing to be embarrassed about--it's just the usual sort of d-bags who would be catcalling if you walked by; being on the bike and having a helmet just gave them something a little different to comment on.
On point! <sarcasm> Isn't everyday sexism great? </sarcasm>.
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Pretty girl, pretty helmet.

just don't listen to different idiots.
Just ride!
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