Alas, my friends, I hit a familiar wall today - at 600 miles. This has been my hump to get over for some time. In my case, my helmet starts to do evil to me after about 500 miles. I have to look for a helmet which works for me.
Before you do offer advice, the best helmet discussion has been exhausted. I've had many very good suggestions and I am very grateful for them. What I need is Bell to reintroduce their custom program. While I deplore paying what I do for a close-fit, the thought of twice that for a correct fit has me questioning my life choices.
On the up-side, the bike is perfect and today was a joy. I push further and I feel accomplished. Early Sunday morning I was on route 4 as the Sun rose over my shoulders and lit up the twisties that spread across middle NH/VT/NY. As I rolled the throttle on and planned my next lean, I felt elated - giddy almost. At 500 miles that little push in the center of my forehead I typically ignore becomes all I can think about. Where I am conscientiously looking at my time budget for each stop, I am forcing myself to put the helmet back on.
Meanwhile, Cylon growls at oncoming traffic and delights in each quick hop over slower cars and trucks. I so f'ing love this bike. The Bren mod was a very good choice for me too.
I have two different helmets on order, but I am planning a little date with my Dremel tool to see if I can make my current Nexx a bit more friendly. I have been eliminating my distractions one-by-one and pushing against my wall. The helmet remains my one remaining annoyance.
I will play hooky from work one day next week and take nothing less than 700 as a good day. I will tweak a little some of my kit and leave home a lot of stuff I don't need - like stresses from work. I really enjoyed myself Sunday and realize more about my abilities and hindrances.
Last edited by djfalkenstein; 07-07-2019 at 09:23 PM.