Here is a checklist of things he desperately needs:
We won't mention the fact that he rode nearly 3400 miles without one, or the fact that even though everyone he's met says, “Where's your helmet?”, NO ONE bothered to drag him down to #georgescyclesboise to procure said helmet.
Clerk: Hi, how can I help you?
Me: This guy needs a helmet, he's riding AROUND THE WORLD.
Clerk: That's awesome! When does he leave?
Me: Five months ago. From Miami.
Clerk: Okay….right over here...
We also won't mention his almost immediate meeting with a tree branch after first putting the new helmet on, because wearing a helmet seemed to briefly negate the need to keep one’s eyes on the road…
When Austin can't find a place to stay he naps in cemeteries. It's cool though, dead people are nice and quiet…
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