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Councilwoman debuts new aero hemlet for "Bike to work" day

Old 04-11-12, 11:38 AM
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Councilwoman debuts new aero hemlet for "Bike to work" day

So today is "Bike to work" day in New Orleans. I don't know if it's the same everywhere else. There were like 5 common locations where people met up this morning and rode to work from. Most of the meeting spots had a councilperson, or the mayor, or someone important riding from there also.

I didn't participate, but I did take notice of our City Councilwoman's new aero helmet with what looks to be electrodes for "brain shifting." It looks like they redesigned the ventilation so it is more aero too. Pretty cool:


These look pretty cool, and I can't wait until they are available to the general public.
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Even more cool are those awesome pedals... or should I say petals?
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Oh my.
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Originally Posted by Sherblock View Post
Even more cool are those awesome pedals... or should I say petals?
Petals!

Actually, they might really be called Petals.
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My wife came out of the house for a ride like that once. Being the excellent husband that I am, I didn't say a word and took her parading around the local forest preserve MUP like that.
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Honestly, I can't really blame anyone for wearing a helmet backwards or in some other strange way the first time. If you don't know, you just don't know. And they are shaped pretty strangely.

BUT, if your helmet has a visor, then you have no excuse. The visor is a dead giveaway that this is "front." Unless it has a "Neck guard." Aw, now I'm getting myself confused.
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remember old trend of wearing cap backward.... maybe... just maybe...
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That's the new venting option.

At least she's on a bike.
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Originally Posted by GiantDefyGuy View Post
Honestly, I can't really blame anyone for wearing a helmet backwards or in some other strange way the first time. If you don't know, you just don't know. And they are shaped pretty strangely.

BUT, if your helmet has a visor, then you have no excuse. The visor is a dead giveaway that this is "front." Unless it has a "Neck guard." Aw, now I'm getting myself confused.
Some people mistake that visor for some sort of neck protection...keeps it from turning red.
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Old 04-11-12, 12:31 PM
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My daughter did that when she was about 5 years old.
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It bothers me a little that there were tons of people around, and no one said anything to her.

But then again, maybe they did, and she was like "yeah, I know. hehe. But I'm not having helmet-hair all day." I'd be okay with that.
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totally excusable for a person new to riding a bike.

when I was living in LA I went to InCycle in Pasadena to look at stuff I couldn't afford and there was a guy in the parking lot pulling up in his bike (nice road bike), fit cyclist, full club/team kit....helmet backwards. i thought it must have been a joke or a prank. I didn't know what to say so i just went inside and pretended I didnt see it.
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Next generation of electronic shifting.
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needs to connect the chinstrap, but at least she's in adherence to rule #37
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Looks like sunglasses over helmet strap. Pro/OCP points for that. Just sayin....
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remember old trend of wearing cap backward.... maybe... just maybe...
+1.
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Too funny! Electrodes for shifting. That may be better than Google's glasses.

I still find myself checking to see if I placed my helmet correctly everytime. Think I'd die if I found out I had it on backwards. LOL
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On a bike? Yes.
Smiling? Yes.

Sure it's good for a laugh, but anyone in any local government stepping up and riding a bike in the name of getting more people to ride bikes? I'd rather giver her a high-five, shake her hand and say, "thanks."
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
On a bike? Yes.
Smiling? Yes.

Sure it's good for a laugh, but anyone in any local government stepping up and riding a bike in the name of getting more people to ride bikes? I'd rather giver her a high-five, shake her hand and say, "thanks."
+1

But I still felt the need to post this picture and have a little fun.
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Even more cool are those awesome pedals... or should I say petals?
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I will give her credit for the Roadie-Approved sunglass temples outside the straps.
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Clearly a keen triathlete.
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The unbuckled chinstrap is what really kills me. But maybe that's just an old army thing.

Perhaps you missed it when she no-handed for a while, pulled off her glasses, turned her helmet around, put the glasses back on, and laughingly turned to her companions and said, "Now I feel like I have appropriate attire for this bike, I mean come on, look at these pedals."

If not the above, how long before she took this picture, threw it on her assistant's desk and said, congratulations, you get to look for a new job?
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Could rotate those bars 180 degrees for a sweet TT setup. Then the aero helmet could do its thing.
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+1. Rules are rules.


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Looks like sunglasses over helmet strap. Pro/OCP points for that. Just sayin....
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