(Popular Melbourne landmark)
(Popular Melbourne vending-machine)
(...but bikes galore)
(One version of 'where-to-get-helmet' map)
(Alternative version of same 'where-to-get-helmet' map)
(Popular Melbourne headgear)
(Popular Newtown headgear)
Helmets are going like hotcakes at discount 'vending' places in Melbourne!
Are they the latest 'must-have-Chrissie-pressie'?
Of course it would stand to reason given today's bargain prices!!!!!
Only $5 a pop - and can be later returned to friendly vendor for a $3 reimbursement - even if worn!
Who is ever going to spend up big again for a helmet? ...and you know what? There's an even more tickety-boo plus: the Melbourne ones meet the new commercial standard!!!! - although interestingly there's a differing of opinion in the SMH article where it's claimed these helmets have stretchy straps designed...
"to allow the helmet to come off a rider's head"
...as opposed to the 'owner's manual' (attached to the helmets) which declares...
"it should not be possible to remove the helmet without unfastening the buckle"
...hmmmmn who to believe?
Anyway enough of this idle excessive consumerist chit-chat!
I tried the whole 'bikey-hirey' thing in Melbourne today, and loved it:
* sunny day
* comfy bike
* pretty dress
* wafty breeze in hair, &
* friendly U-turning police in Elizabeth Street who after some deliberation diverted their paddy wagon & left me to revel in my 'freedom of choice'!! xx
...ahhhhh! How lovely! - how super!