|Looks innocent enough on the rack|
Now I get it, sun protection is good - prudent even, but holy lord are those helmets unattractive. I have yet to see one person wearing one that doesn't instantly look like they have a miniature head and are totally engulfed by their headgear. Even the old school ASTM-SEI Mushroom Hats were better than this look.
Don't get me wrong, I'm obsessed with helmets and even sport GPA's Speed Air on a daily basis. I also get that wearing the First Lady is probably easier than affixing that giant sun visor thing around your helmet every time you ride and makes sense for those folks who don't live under Seattle's constant natural UV filtering clouds. (our skin is lovely btw).
But, if we're accepting that the Hunter Ring does give a crap about looks (which it does), why anyone wants to look like that weird shrunken head thing from Men In Black is beyond me. To me it smacks a bit of conspicuous consumption (not that it's a rarity in the show ring) without a huge gain.
I mean for the love of god, even Reed Kessler with her all American good looks and charm looks like a nit-wit in it.
|Pretty sure she couldn't see that jump till she was over it, and it's distracting me from the gorgeous red coat|
Love Helmets. Love GPA. Love Sun Protection.. but please, for the love of god leave the First Lady at home and just use some sunscreen on show day.
How's that for a totally random, totally irrational pet peeve??