So last weekend, after a nice 415 mile ride with buffalo
down skyline drive:
The plan, if it's not too cold, is to ride the length of Skyline Drive tomorrow.
I stopped for dinner at McGinty's, a local Irish Pub which is a frequent haunt of mine. After dinner, I went over to the Garage to find my bike on it's side:
It was firmly on its center stand on level ground. The center stand was undamaged so I have to guess someone pushed it over or maybe a car knocked into it. There were some what scuff marks on the right side bag so maybe the latter. Not sure.
As you can see, the weight of the bike crunched my aging Arai Signet-Q.
I could have sent it to Arai to have it checked out but with the scratches on it I strongly suspect the helmet is toast and as it's close to the end of it's usable life, I decided to bite the bullet and replace it.
As it turns out, Signet no longer makes the Q and after watching some videos on Revzilla and doing some research, it looks like the Signet-X is the successor to the Signet-Q.
I've loved every Arai I've owned so I'm continuing with the brand.
The Arai Signet-X Helmet has massive air vents that can be operated easily with a gloved hand. The included Pinlock 120 insert lens is race-ready.
I'll follow up once the helmet arrives.