The other day I found myself humming a familiar tune while putting on my helmet.

Yes, I’m not afraid to say it: the round Bern helmet gives me an unfortunate resemblance to Toad.

Separated at birth?

I suppose there are worse characters to be in the Marioverse. Sure, Toad started off as a buzz kill in Mario 1 — the Princess was always in another castle! — but he redeemed himself by becoming my second favorite character to play in Mario 2.

Don't shoot the messenger, Mario!

End random helmet association.

  • http://limadean.wordpress.com Nadine

    Haha! I have a shiny white Bern helmet. I tell my co-workers that if they see a q-tip riding a bike, that’s me.

  • dukiebiddle

    You don’t need to be scared until you find yourself humming the theme music to Frogger while you’re riding.

  • http://bicyclingsd.blogspot.com Beany

    That is my ringtone!

  • http://clandestinechic.com Sheena

    You know, Toad was one of my favorite characters in the Mario series. I think it’s a pretty cool helmet association.

  • http://www.naturallycyclingmanchester.wordpress.com Lorenza

    lol! This has made me smile no end! :D Happy Friday!

  • rollz

    That is funny. It is hard to look good in most bike helmets.

  • http://www.imaginarybicycle.wordpress.com Emma J

    But those sunglasses would redeem any helmet!

  • darren

    hahahaha. this post really REALLY made my day! thanks!

  • http://mplsrad.wordpress.com Tad Salyards

    Truly the first helmet discussion I’ve enjoyed in some time :) You’ve got a unique and enjoyable sense of humor.

    You need to get some turtle shells to chuck at people while biking.

  • http://www.academichic.com Academichic

    Hahaha, this is great! Major childhood flashback! S.

  • darren

    now i find myself staring at my white helmet, thinking of what i can do with it! hahaha

  • Aaron Fournier

    I love Toad!!! Haha, I always use him when playing multiplayer based Mario games :)

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  • Man

    Hahaha hilarious…thanks for making me laugh :)

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