The biggest helmet known to man…

It’s getting cold around these parts, but I’m a bit of a die-hard when it comes to my motorcycle.  I like to ride as often as possible and the outside temperature is only a bit of a deterrent.  I of course am the same guy that will go scuba diving in the snow in a rock quarry in north central Ohio on New Years Day so perhaps my sanity is questionable… but I digress…

For me, all it takes to enjoy a motorcycle ride is to be comfortable.  That is generally true in any weather.  One of the problems with the cold though is that I have an open face helmet.  That as you might imagine isn’t comfortable.  At least when the temperature drops anyway.  So, I decided to go helmet shopping.  I’ve been looking for one for a while, but couldn’t quite decide on a specific model.  I stopped into my favorite bike shop today to do some more looking and found one I liked.  A nice full face HJC with some decent features at a pretty good price.  Unfortunately I couldn’t quite find one to fit.  The sales rep and I talked through the various brands and even the various models in several of the brands.  He pointed out that not all sizes were the same.  I tried on the largest I could find of the brand I was interested in… an XXL.  Pretty snug.  I asked for a XXXL and he grinned.  He said “I think I have one in plain black”.  I said that was my preference anyway.

He pulled it out and blew off the dust on the box.  I tried it on and it was a perfect fit.  I said “this one is going home with me!”

He grinned again and replied that he was pretty sure that it was “the biggest helmet known to man…”

I wonder what he was trying to say…