and amazingly enough, it appears helmet color isn't covered by the velominati rules...
I'm thinking along these lines. Traditional. Kask or Giro, as well.
I was going to treat myself to the new Giro but the team provides helmets and ya gotta wear 'em.
I used a Cateye Whisper in the crit.
Best warm weather helmet I've used.
I like the Prevail as well.
My boys' got me this for Christmas. They made me put it on just to bust on me.
Casco! So bad-ass.
I like tha bad ass look.
I discovered through the USAC site that there is a crit at the airport where I work next Sunday. That would be PERFECT for me, and a good way to test the legs and fitness after the road race I'm doing Saturday. The only thing is, when I tried to sign up for it, USAC tried to tack a $10 one day collegiate license to the entry, saying it was required. Ummm...that brings to mind a couple of questions. First, does that mean it's a college only event? (It's the UC Santa Cruz Slug Fest crit, 02/24/13). Why do I have to buy a collegiate licesne when I'm not a student and am not racing for any collegiate points? Isn't the USAC license enough? Also, wouldn't I be dumb to enter a crit with a bunch of college kids??? :p
Well, they don't have any Masters classes, but they do have all the senior categories listed along with the collegiate categories. Registration only shows 2 people signed up, so it must be mostly a day-of thing.
Took a look at the flier. The only race you can enter is the Women's 1,2,3,4. The rest of the races are collegiate only. You have to be a student and be "eligible" to be on the team. Not sure if you want of need another 1,2,3,4 experience.
Women's Open is Women's Open. You are a Cat4 Women racer, so your USAC license should suffice. There is no such thing as a USAC Collegiate license as far as I know.
The USAC registration page automatically adds the "collegiate license" to ALL of the entries. I emailed the promoter about it and hopefully I'll hear back. Yes, I know I'll probably get shelled by the 123's, but it's a race, it's a rep, and I need them! BTW, the extended weather forecast for next weekend is looking grim. I don't want to ride a RR in the rain!
Helmets - perusing eBay I found this. The Chinese are even copying the Catlike Whsiper!