When I have a full backpack
, and making my transition
es, it is always a choice of holding my helmet
in my arms, and wearing it atop my head.
s of the former
are that it is more comfortable to hold a helmet, that it keeps the hair
one step closer to its initial state
, and that one doesn't look like one needs
it to navigate
s of one's college
The benefits of the latter
are that it is a hands-free
method of transportation
, and that it makes one readily identifiable
Somebody told me today that there was something wrong with my helmet; the hard plastic casing had come off some months ago, leaving just the dense styrofoam interior. The concern over my safety among those present was rather high. On my way home, my chain snapped within a block from the school. I had to push my bike up the hill, helmet on my head. For my own part, the choice is almost always to wear it. It identifies me as a cyclist, and more frequently brings up the cycling option in others' minds.