Thursday, July 31, 2008
Finally got around to getting a new helmet - the last one was done. Was on the way to Jack Stack in Martin City and stopped at Reno's Yamaha on a whim. I figured they were long closed - it was 6:30 PM and everyone knows bike shops close at 6 at the latest. Well, I caught the owner as he was leaving and mentioned I needed a helmet. Turns out they were open till 6:30 and were glad to stay open late for me. Took a look around and picked out something that shouldn't ever need extra graphics to stand out - the Shoei RF1000 'Sever'. Wicked. :-)
Full face this time, not flip front. Figure it's marginally safer that way. Very interesting graphics - first 'fancy' helmet I've had. Before I've had silver, white and black. Time for something with some 'punch'. And classic Shoei fit - felt great the second I put it on. I'll be perturbed when I get the first scratch on this one!
Got the Ducati out for it's first ride today too - OP to Jack Stack and back; about 40 miles. Fun bike, but definitely going to take some getting used to after the ST1100...