"Where?" I had to ask. I have been to every bike shop in Flagstaff and have yet to see a Nutcase helmet anywhere.
Angie found her helmet right in the heart of downtown Flagstaff at Rainbow's End, located 12 E. Rt. 66, a bike friendly little pedestrian courtyard with boutiques, pubs, restaurants, and cafes. Miranda, the proprietor, carries breezy, romantic women's clothes and accessories that could have come straight out of Stevie Nicks' closet. Rainbow's End celebrates being a girl; there is nothing really unisex about Miranda's selections. I shouldn't be surprised then to find Nutcase bike helmets on display. Mine is so pretty.
If you are like me and ordinarily couldn't bear to wear a regular bike helmet but worry about life with a closed head injury, I can't recommend the Nutcase helmet strongly enough. It's the only helmet I feel totally at home in. And boy, are they tough. I've dropped mine more times than I could count and never found a crack or a scratch. My brain feels pretty protected. Like most helmets on the market, Nutcase helmets come with changeable interior pads for just the right fit. I wear a medium/large. At least for the first Nutcase helmet, I recommend trying one on over simply purchasing over the Internet. Miranda, pictured here, wears the Star Bright helmet.
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If this were Copenhagen, no doubt, nobody would ever pass judgement . . . still, it was probably the kind of nice father and son moment both will recall fondly in twenty years. And, hey, maybe they are on their way to Rainbow's End to order a kids 8-ball helmet (yeah, they make kids helmets, too)!