They laugh. They think I look ridiculous. I don’t care. I’d rather be dry, and warm.
I ride in the rain, if necessary. Not the good bikes. They don’t see rain unless by accident. I have rain gear including a helmet cover that keeps the rain out of my eyes, off my head, and away from my neck.
Today, I dressed for rain. And, that means my helmet cover was on. This cover is unique. It has a brim like a cycling cap to keep the rain out of my eyes. It has a flap at the back to keep my neck dry. And, it has reflective strips on both the sides and back so I can be seen more easily in low light conditions. The cover cinches on quickly, and easily. It stays in my pannier in the event of rain. I never know in these parts.
They laugh. They say “Real cyclists don’t wear helmet covers”. They may wear a cycling cap. A cassette. But never a helmet cover.
Let them laugh.
Hey, if it works for you, do it. We all look a little ridiculous in our cycling gear anyway, don’t we?
You’re right. I get a lot of flack about the lycra. You have to be a cyclist to appreciate the look. Funny though, I prefer cycling clothing. 🙂
They’re just jealous because you’re brave enough to wear it and they are not.
Maybe. I think you need to be a cyclist to appreciate the look. 😀
I have a bike, therefore I am a cyclist LOL
I’m not sure about that. You have a bike. It has a flat. When did you last ride it? 🙂
Lets start a trend…. Real cyclists have helmet covers! LOL
I like that 😀
A big hurrah for common sense!
I used a helmet cover through the winter and it was probably the least strange-looking part of my gear. But as long as I am visible, safe and warm, I could care less how I look.
Laugh on, people of the motor vehicle world!
Here, here 🙂 You’re right. I wonder what they would think if I wore ski goggles as well? 🙂 The key is wear what you need to keep warm, dry, and safe.
I think that any cyclist would prefer not to get sick and the helmet cover seems like a smart way to not get sick…you can keep pedaling if you aren’t in bed sick…
Good point 🙂 I have biked all winter and have not been off for even a day. Keeping active helps, but keeping dry and warm is the key. Thanks for the comment 🙂
I think it’s a great idea and doesn’t look ridiculous at all. “They” are not worth listening to.
You have got that right, but do you wear one? I think it would be appropriate in your part of the world. Or, do you even wear a helmet? You strike me as a woman who may not. 🙂
You’re right. I am a woman who does not wear a helmet 🙂
Thought so 🙂
Different kind of riding, brother. Those who would be great ignorant enough to chuckle live by the “if you’re cold, pedal faster/harder” mantra… Or they’re sissies and sit on the couch when clouds threaten. It’s all good man. Be happy.