Chasing Mailboxes readers!!
I believe I have hit upon something brilliant and economical that combines the spirit of the holidays and cycling safety. It’s my Santa hat “helmet cover.”
Since I began wearing this helmet cover, I’ve noticed drivers and pedestrians being especially nice to me. People have remarked, “Nice hat,” shouted “Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas,” and inquired about the whereabouts of my sleigh.
No drivers have honked at me, and they also seem to be giving me a little extra space on the road these days. Who knew that my four-dollar Santa hat would make my commutes so much more pleasant?
Maybe this is all part of Washington, D.C., being gripped by the holiday spirit. However, I like to attribute these enjoyable commutes partly to the Santa hat. I think it’s providing a little extra warmth, festiveness, and making me safer out there in the big bad city.
I mean, really? Who wants to hate on a cyclist in a Santa hat? That’s just not nice.