Thursday, February 25, 2010

Re: Giro "Section" comments

I don't understand any of this. The only comment I ever deleted was spam, Japanese porn. I didn't know what it was but Tamar had it translated at the library. Dirty words in Japanese.

I do know that I can put up one post after another dealing with every aspect of cycling or other of my interests, and I won't get a comment. Check it out.

But if I put up one post about a genuinely ugly helmet likely to be worn by a skinny, sullen, unshaven guy on a color-coordinated fixie, someone will suggest that I need to grow up. Maybe I should feel grateful; guys my age are seldom asked to act older.

Oh... Who is Barney Rubble? And who is Cyclotourist? Do you suspect some kind of conspiracy here, Jim? By the way, who are YOU?

9 comments:

addison said...

Well, hey, it is late in the winter( but not late enough) and we are all getting tired and cranky. Too tired to post any intelligent comments sometimes( other than Right On!...which dates me ).
The helmets in question have a retro "Brancale" look to them.Would be an option to one wishing to get away from the swoopy feathers look of current stuff.
But any trick to get people to wear some protection can`t be a bad idea......
I still wear at times an ancient Giro......and.....a V-1 Pro Bell.......
Barney Rubble was Fred Flintstones pal .....Wilma, Betty, forget who was married to who.
As the Weatherman says ten to fourteen tonight.....I for one am ready for it all to melt and the roads to clear and dry....

cyclotourist said...

Helmets drive people crazy! Whenever we ride without 'em, there are always jokes about the helmet police coming to take you away.

But it stirs up the Anona-mouses of the internet!

Anonymous said...

I think I'm turning Japanese...lyrics to an 80's pop song. I think it was a euphemism for something else...

And Giro truly would like to see everyone wear a helmet, but I suspect not for any altruism. I mean, helmets are made of the stuff your stereo speakers come packed with. And you throw that away.

True confessions; I've never owned a Giro.

B. Wally

Larry and Heather said...

We agree with the guy who'd like all cyclists (even hipster/fixters) to wear a crash hat, even an ugly one like the one pictured. There are some ugly (in our opinion) crash hats here in Italy by MOMO Design that sell very well but look kinda ugly..but the head they protect doesn't care much when it contacts the pavement. Wear one -- even if it IS ugly!

Khal said...

I recently got one of those Japanese porn spam things too and deleted it. Someone must have been plumbing the bicycle internet.

Barney was married to Betty and Fred to Wilma. All based on The Honeymooners.

Jim said...

This is a different Jim. Fred and Barney used to advertise Winston cigarettes - very cute (ha!).

Now the Flintstone names are used by Lupine, a German lighting company, to label lights that are searingly bright - turning night into day - scaring car drivers - even stunning (dare I say this?) Deer!

As far as helmets go -- I fit Bell and it works for me. I work at an elementary school and although the students are forced to wear helmets the VAST majority of them do NOT fasten them and, if they do, they're so loose they might as well have them draped over the handlebars (protect those bars, n'est ce pas)

cyclotourist said...

Won't wearing a helmet like that make you look like a Fred?

Anonymous said...

Who am I? That would take an entire blog to explain, Maynard. Been reading your writing for years in City Bike, Riv Reader, and various cycle mags. Used to see you @ Peet's in Berkeley all those years ago. I like the links you post, but tend to disagree with some of your judgements. I must say, you've always cultivated this nice guy image and tend not to say much in your personal writings, but when you do often times I've just scratched my head. Oddly enough I've never sought you out--it just came in front of me, present blog excluded.
Jim

Anonymous said...

BTW, I've commented on other links and really don't care if someone wears a helmet or not. What you're positing is the Giro helmet is too ugly and hot to wear. That's not your decision, fortunately.
Jim