So I finally decided to go and pick up a helmet.
I am volunteering some time at a glider encampment for the Air Force Aux Civil Air Patrol. I thought that my Mountain Bike would be great for zipping around the airfield. Since I am one of the Squadron's Safety Officers, I figured that I should avoid the appearance of being a bad example and wear a helmet.
So I went to the LBS and picked up one of those dorky looking "Spiderman" style things.
I tried on a few but was having trouble finding one that looked goofy enough when one of the staff came to my aid: "We keep our ridiculous stock in the back."
He brought out a few choices and I selected the black "Specialized".
The darn thing cost more than a motorcycle helmet! It is styrofoam! ... with a thin plastic coating!...made in China!!!
At least it is lightweight and is unlikely to break my neck. (for those of you who don't know, a motorcycle helmet is a coin toss as to if it will help or hurt you) (also, with all the automobile head injuries, did you know that in many states it is illegal to wear a helmet in a car?)(I have helmet issues)
I found it interesting that, as of recently, bicycle helmets come in only a few sizes and have an adjustable headband sort of like a welder's helmet. That makes it easy to fit and change if you like... in fact, I think that I will change it now so that I can try it with a helmet sweat liner.
I shall go for a ride tomorrow and test it out.