Monday, October 13, 2008

Ruby Tuesday - Red Helmet

Today is Ruby Tuesday, again.

It is hosted by the Teach at Work of the Poet. You can find links to many more red-themed photos over there.

Here we see my neighbor's bike helmet. Oh my goodness! I just realized that it's my friend, Mason's helmet. Mason and his family (his sister Taylor has been featured here a few times) moved a few weeks ago. As I was looking through my photos tonight, I saw the red helmet and thought, a-ha! not even thinking until about the owner of the helmet until my second read through. I sure hope they are settling into their new home. Mason is in the 8th grade, not an easy time of life for a school change.
Anyway........My town, Chico, CA, was named one of the top US bike towns back in 1997. I'm sure it's got to be even higher ranked now with bike paths are all over town, bike lanes on most major streets. When I first moved here, 15 years ago, I was nervous driving alongside the bikes. Now it's nothing - I give them room and we are okay. When I'm riding my bike, I make eye contact with the drivers, it's the only way that I can know that they see me. I teach my girls this, as well.
Happy Ruby Tuesday to you!

14 comments:

Yen said...

That first shot is amazing! My little boy's helmet is similar to that one but a little smaller for sure;) Nice shots!~

Mine is posted HERE. Happy RT!~

Greyscale Territory said...

delightful, glowing reds for the bike helmets! Great visibility colour for riding!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Cool helmet. I bet it looks great on. ;-) Happy Ruby Tuesday!

jaejae said...

wow! my city's voted as the best biker-friendly and bike city of the Greater Toronto Area, too! we have lots and lots of bike trails within the city -- both paved & natural trails. i love biking. i have been riding eversince and competed to a lot of MTB races before when i was younger.

hehehe... i have a Bell helmet, too.just like the red one in your photo. red & black. i might post it next time as well!

have a great week ahead!

Gattina said...

Maybe your new neighbor also has a red helmet, lol !

Raven said...

Cool helmet...

Dianne said...

I bet Mason is doing fine since he has such a cool helmet, must be a cool kid lol

great shots

lisaschaos said...

We have tons of bike paths here too. :) So grabbed your old neighbor's brightly colored helmet and come on up. :)

Terry said...

Oh Oh Askew, I hope that Mason doesn't read your blog. If he does you know what that means , eh? You've been caught harbouring his red helmet!!!
It sure made a nice picture though!
You know that little nephew of yours', Casey sure would have made a great Ruby Tuesday picture too.
It is just incredible how the color red always stands out to me now. And my favourite color is blue!
Have a great, great week...Love Terry

Askew To You said...

Terry, you are right, Casey would make a great Ruby Tuesday. :D

Mason's bike and helmet moved to WA with him, that's how I realized that it was his - it's no longer outside my window. I hope Mason is making good use of it in his new town. :D

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