7am - walk the dog... HEY! It's clearing up! I could get a quickie Junction ride in. JB's sick so it doesn't matter if I'm late.
8:23am - begin ride.
Yeah, the roads were sloppy but it was warm and there wasn't any precip.
Product Review: Giro Cinder MIPS helmet.
My old Giro Eclipse helmet has been in commuting use for the last 6 years, and it's over 13 years old so it's pretty beat up and I shelved it and started using my Atmos for commuting.
So I'm at Sports Basement looking at the offerings and I like the MIPS concept for concussion protection and they have a Giro Synthe for $225 or the Giro Cinder for $135. A helpful sales guy who knew his stuff told me that the Synthe is a little lighter and a little better ventilated but other than that they're almost the same. They look very similar too, so I verified that it was a good fit and went home with the Cinder.
Today was the trial run and wow, this thing fits really well on my head. There's a very secure sense of snuggness without feeling binding or restrictive. I did notice that it seemed a little warmer than my Atmos so I might switch on hot days, but otherwise, this helmet gets a 10 of 10 on the DiabloScott® Helmet Index.
Very quiet day on The Mountain... only saw about a half dozen other riders and another half dozen cars including the rangers.
Wildlife Encounter: turkeys... dozens of those boogers.
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