In which we protect the little grey cells and meet some crafty horse folk
There's nothing subtle about the Dragon and me, including our gear...
...and especially including my helmet!
|My current brain-bucket. I bought the rubber spikes and stick-on flames |
at a local biker shop, but they are also available online.
Yesterday at the trailhead, I ran into some friends who commented on my helmet decor...and then showed off their own head armor:
|Pam chose purple! I approve!|
|MaryLou likes a tasteful floral design|
Super cool, right? Apparently it's getting to be a "big thing" locally and further afield. The local folks call them "Hell-hats" and trade ideas and photos via Facebook.
Wanna make your own?
Here are demo photos harvested from Facebook:
|deconstruct the hat|
|cut "pie wedges" from the brim's inside edge|
|decorative duct tape keeps the two pieces together|
Here are some more photos for inspiration, stolen from the Hellhat Facebook page:
|hatband is a re-purposed belt|
|braided leather belt to cover the duct tape|
|This hellhat is encased in craft paint prior to decorating.|
Spray paint is NOT recommended--it can degrade the
plastic shell and decrease effectiveness of a helmet.
|don't stop with the brim--add a veil!|
|Extra baubles can be made from costume jewelry|
|For the true purple fan: feathers and a purple fox tail!|
The hatband is a man's silk tie.
This looks like just enough fun that I might do it myself...err, maybe in the winter when the weather is bad.
For now, I intend to spend my spare time RIDING!
|We are now up to 45 minutes walking, 4-5 minutes trotting!|