I see this helmet and…

I hear Tina Turner’s “Simply the Best”. Perhaps with Rod Stewart doing back up vocals. Bryan Adams does a searing guitar solo. Beyonce is dancing. She’s wearing that leotard thing.

Actually, that’s just my normal life.

When I see this helmet, I feel happy on the inside.

Even more happy because he made it himself.

Possibly, the only think I like more than helmets is homemade helmets.

Actually, that is a lie too. I hate those magpie deflecting cable tie helmets. They are the recumbent of head wear.

What this proves is nothing is true.

Except, I love this helmet.

By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.


  1. I'm stealing the quote: "i hate those magpie deflecting cable tie helmets. They are the recumbent of head wear." for it is brilliance, but i will attribute it to the source.

  2. No worries. It's hard for me to say, because I love cable ties. You'd think combining two loves (1+1=2) would bring something better. But I like vegemite and I like peanut butter and they suck together.

  3. Man riding down Flinders Lane – legionnaire flappy bit on helmet adorned with, minimum, 20 cable ties. Super Commuter gone wrong.. looked angry too, like his beard got caught in his spoke as he tried to reach for something from his bum bag.. eek.

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