When I got upstairs to my work area I checked over the helmet. I couldn't find any evidence it had been compromised by the fall. There wasn't even a scratch, nor could I find any broken plastic trim pieces. Now I found myself looking directly into the face of a quandary. I knew the wise thing to do would be just replace it, but it is less than a year old and I really like this helmet.
I emailed Heather about what had happened. She responded, "Sounds like there's a new helmet on the way." Fortunately, later as I was looking the helmet over again yet again I found where that piece of plastic came from. Mine is a modular helmet and the little plastic tongue I'd found was one of the posts which secures the chin bar to the rest of the helmet. I say fortunately, because I was leaning toward just sort of pretending the drop hadn't happened. I don't think this would have been a very strong choice.
When I got home tonight I did two things. I ordered a new helmet and I got my GMAX back down, cleaned the faceshield, and refit the fogEvader to my face. I know it was the smart thing to do, still....
- 35F/2C and cloudy for the ride to work.
- 51F/11C and mostly cloudy for the ride home.