Tuesday, May 30, 2006

My first helmet

When I started training for my first triathlon I had to go out and buy a helmet. I have been riding bikes for years, but have never owned one. Yeah, I am of the era when kids didn't wear helmets!

So I went to the bike shop and looked at what they had, but wasn't too crazy about the choices. But I had to get one! I opted for a white one, but what I really wanted was one of the kid helmets. Now those are fun helmets. They have funky designs on them and are colored pretty. But, alas, I am an adult so I must settle for a plain one. Right? WRONG!!

I eventually made it to a craft store and bought some stickers to decorate it with. So for the past several months I have been riding around with butterflies, flowers, hearts, smiley faces and peace symbols all over my helmet. And they were just what I wanted.

Then the other day I was in another craft store and you know what I found? Self-adhesive rhinestones!! Too cool! So this weekend I added some to my helmet and here is the final result.

I know - I'm a little nuts!


bunnygirl said...

Hey, that's a pretty cool-looking helmet! Good job!

Mojo said...

Wow, too crafty!! Now, you need some tassles for your bike too.

That helmet is fun, I bet you are a blast to hang out with. :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, that's Jill on her first bicycle at Vance AFB in Oklahoma. How did she stop? She ran into parked cars!


Christine said...

LOL! Kinda makes Alex's race cars seem dull. =)

LauraHinNJ said...

Grown-ups need a little *bling* too!

Cassie (TIGGS) said...

this rules!!

That picture of you is toooo cute!