Our Sunday morning neighborhood bike ride was cancelled today because of storm squalls that rolled though the Dallas-Fort Worth area until after lunchtime.
And then I saw this, from The Telegraph of Britain: a hands-free umbrella that sits on your head like a collapsible bubble.
“The major advantage is the wearer doesn’t have to carry anything when not in use as it goes behind the head like a hood,” the newspaper quoted Kaufman as saying.
“The umbrella was long overdue for some innovation, now people can ride their bikes and work outdoors completely hands free while staying protected. Millions of people are required to work outdoors no matter what the conditions are and simply can’t hold an umbrella and perform their tasks.”
I guess it’s no more dorky looking than spandex shiny-heinie shorts and those little rear-view mirrors that stick out to the side of your helmet.