My good friend did a little research for me the other day.
He went down to Lakeshore on a Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. between Spadina & Colborne Lodge to get a read on how many Torontonians were wearing helmets. I thought his findings were actually pretty good!
- 81 people passed him on bikes
- 65 of them were wearing helmets
- 16 were not wearing helmets
- 7 of those not wearing were women in business attire
- 2 had helmets strapped to their bikes (weird)
The percentage of people wearing helmets was actually quite high! So I was happy when he reported these findings.
Now I have to admit something … I’ve been like those 7 women in business attire not wearing helmets, because I lost it (either at a friends or at the bar) about a week and a half ago. As I mentioned in my previous blog, I’m clearly being an idiot. So it’s time I get a new helmet and I’d like you to help me pick one!
Here’s 3 helmets I like:
I particularly love this one because it has a four leaf clover on the top! Since my bike is my Irish Grandpa’s old bike, I think this one could be a winner? After all, you need a lot of luck riding around those streets. Price $69.95.
Recently I’ve been admiring Pro-Tec helmets. I checked out their site and found this nice Gumball Blue! Another good option. Price $79.95.
This is very similar to my last helmet but I think this time I’d go with a dark colour because white helmets get dirty very quickly. I’m mostly a fan of the price. Price $49.99.
Let me know which one you think would be best! Or please share another brand/helmet that you’d like to suggest.