On a lighter note, I bought a new helmet today. It's a Shoei TZ-1, for
what it's worth, and it's very quiet. All I do is click the visor
down and all the road noise disappears. No more headaches from long
rides with lots of wind noise. It's nice and warm with the vents closed,

I decided to get one now as all the motorcycle shops are having sales on
everything - since nobody really wants to buy new bikes etc in Winter,
and they need to pay the rent, they let gear go pretty cheaply. A helmet
like mine would normally go for about $700-$800, but I got it for $500.