18 Miles Per Hour

18 MilesPerHour is about riding through the world instead of just passing it by.
  
A-HOLE DESIGNERS
Besides actual crash protection, the most important feature in a helmet, for me anyway, is the air holes. I need them to be nice and huge. Not for ventilation, but big enough so I can stick my fingers in there and scratch my head.
I can’t be the only person out there that would appreciate this feature. Something about the first couple miles of a ride makes my head itch like crazy. My body warming up, perspiration, I don’t know what causes it - I just know it’s annoying.
I try to do a pre-scratch before I put on my head gear, but once I get going there’s an inevitable nagging itch.
It’s so important that it’s the first thing I test out when trying on a new helmet.
Which brings me to the two helmets I have now.
They have inadequate ventilation holes. Now, they were freebies. And I let my frugality outweight wisdom and common sense. But whatever money I saved has long been forgotten since I routinely have to pull over, remove my helmet and scratch my head like a flea-riddled sheepdog.
It’s undignified.
So a note to helmet designers: Stop caring so much about swoopy profiles and bold, new graphics and start giving some love to the notion of ventilation holes that fit the human finger.
Start caring about a-holes, you a-holes.
- Brian

A-HOLE DESIGNERS

Besides actual crash protection, the most important feature in a helmet, for me anyway, is the air holes. I need them to be nice and huge. Not for ventilation, but big enough so I can stick my fingers in there and scratch my head.

I can’t be the only person out there that would appreciate this feature. Something about the first couple miles of a ride makes my head itch like crazy. My body warming up, perspiration, I don’t know what causes it - I just know it’s annoying.

I try to do a pre-scratch before I put on my head gear, but once I get going there’s an inevitable nagging itch.

It’s so important that it’s the first thing I test out when trying on a new helmet.

Which brings me to the two helmets I have now.

They have inadequate ventilation holes. Now, they were freebies. And I let my frugality outweight wisdom and common sense. But whatever money I saved has long been forgotten since I routinely have to pull over, remove my helmet and scratch my head like a flea-riddled sheepdog.

It’s undignified.

So a note to helmet designers: Stop caring so much about swoopy profiles and bold, new graphics and start giving some love to the notion of ventilation holes that fit the human finger.

Start caring about a-holes, you a-holes.

- Brian

  1. oakwright reblogged this from 18milesperhour and added:
    Yes. This.
  2. freshrosemary reblogged this from 18milesperhour
  3. purrsikat reblogged this from 18milesperhour and added:
    I whole heartedly agree. Seriously. Form follows function.
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