Sunday, February 16, 2014
Not peace and quiet.
Today was a scooter day. We did some exploring around this part of town, then rode north to the Lake Pleasant area. Speeds were 35 to 55 mph, depending on the roads; perfect for these scoots. At that upper speed range, our half-helmets are noisy (wind noise). I've been researching a different helmet - I really wanted a full-face helmet; they are safer in an accident. But, every model I've tried on made me feel like my head was in a vise, and they were limiting on peripheral vision.
While driving through the Happy Valley area of Peoria, we came across another Helmet Center in a new shopping area. We decided to stop on our way back through. Our new friend Garrett was helpful - we tried on several models, but both decided a 3/4 helmet would be the compromise on fit and comfort. We each picked a model with a nice sealing face shield and an integral sun-visor that flips down.
The test came after pulling away from the store - checking the helmets out at speed. Yep, much quieter. Plus, I feel like a fighter pilot with the flipdown integral sun-visor. ;-)
We met Steph and Dan for an early supper at Five Guys. I have been craving a big ol' juicy burger, and have been outvoted on that the last few days. My need for meat has been quenched!
We got home just after sunset. I didn't bring a camera along on the ride today, but did get this sunset...