I discovered there's an LBS not 2 miles from my place out here in east county, called Inky's. Went there today and bought me a new helmet and now I feel all bikey.
However, their bike stock was considerably different from my old haunts. Mostly BMX and mountain bikes. There were perhaps half a dozen road bikes on the floor.
The salesman said there was little call for road bikes "in these here parts," because of the heat in the summer time.
Got me thinking about my plans for a new road bike. Not sure WHAT it got me thinking, but it definitely got me thinking.
Anyway, the helmet's neat. (He even suggested I choose a white helmet, which would reflect the heat better).