Yes folks, that is a new helmet on my ruggedly handsome head and it was given to me by none other than Captain Tim himself. I realized if this was the Huffington Post or Sp@nkwire or some other uber-well known and reputable site, a used helmet wouldn't constitute a sponsorship. But this is The Gut Chronicles and we likes to keep it real here so the used helmet officially constitutes a corporate sponsorship by Captain Tim's Wine Country Air Tours "Where you get high BEFORE you drink!" (copyright 2012).
My previous helmet was a 17 year old jobber that looked like something you'd put on a hyperactive kid to keep him from smashing his noggin at the playground so this ultra cool Specialized S-Works Prevail helmet is a serious step up for me:
I don't know what the S in S Works stands for but I'm guessing it stands for 'Sextastic' because when I wore it this morning some hot chick saw me riding along and she took off her shirt and threw her bra at me! True Story! (Ok, really it was a bum on the SART and he threw his dirty grundies at me but still..)
Captain Tim likes to do everything first class apparently because the reviews on this badass helmet are 4.5 out of 5 stars on Cycling News and BikeRadar.com. BikeRadar.com showers the helmet with praises like:
"Superb ventilation, lightweight and an excellent fit, with keen styling to boot"
Yes, I have been accused of 'keen styling' in the past so this helmet is the right one for me!
Big shout out to Captain Tim!