I’ve been singing the Model 15’s praises and everyone I show it to is impressed. It’s sad that at least two people I spoke to are put off by the fact that motorists can be so hostile to cyclists and that that as a result can pose a danger to life and limb.
I’ll admit that I too have considered the dangers but I’m not about to let that put me off. I think the more cyclists there are, the better. I am truly enjoying the Model 15 and am working up to my first longish run on it. (About 3 miles.) I’ve found that the wind on this zippy machine makes my eyes water so I’ve invested in a ‘proper’ helmet i.e. a full face motorcycle helmet. On the one hand, it’ll stop my eyes from watering, keep my head warm in cooler temps and it affords more protection than the bicycle helmet I’m currently using. I figured it’s a good investment too in case I decide to go all out and qualify to ride a faster machine. We’ll see what time unfolds. In the meantime, I’m certainly going to be ‘geared up’ in the best way possible.
What do you use helmet-wise?