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unPRO | This is not WWII, Niels.

Back in double-ya double-ya two, there must have been this certain style that penetrated the ranks of the imagesoldiers fighting in the forests of the Ardennes, the skies above the English Channel, the seas of imagethe Pacific and of course in the dank jungles of the Philippines. Absolute bad asses all of  them….but I have no idea what it was about their lids…e.g. their ‘covers’, helmets or dress hats. All tilted to the side; all exposing foreheads; all just….well un ‘PRO’ or in this case ‘un GI’.

So as I looked at young Prince Albert (do the Belgies actually know what the endearing term they have given their young star means?), something looked familiar…picture after picture I observed of him and I imagecouldn’t nail it. Then suddenly…the helmet!

Homie has got to figure his stuff out. Either he’s got a maligned skull or he hasn’t figured out how simple it is to use the Bell Volt’s adjustment system which is one of the simplest and easiest to use on earth. Or…maybe it’s his style. Don’t know. It really could be that his forehead is just obscenely large….an imageeven more prolific need for better all around head protection for Belgium’s new Zoopastar, lest he fall into the guy on the left’s situation. Perhaps due to flowing off course and into some of those infamous hedgerows that cause the US Army such drama when storming through Belgium and messing up his cute little mug.

To be fair to Niels, I’ve seen Erwin V rock his helmet sideways…quite often. But then again, that home boy has mad troubles with his headwear.  

OK, I am done with my PRO bashing for the day. Resume your regularly scheduled programming.

Reader Comments (9)

Is that guy on the left Beavis?

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterel husky

Thank you. This has been bothering me as well.

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterarrogant bastard

thank you for bringing this to the attention of a wide, style conscious audience. dear god, his helmet alignment is pitiful.

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscott

while you are on the subject, you might wanna include mike creed on the helmet-fitting-assistance program, or H-FAP. Again, Creed is a great guy, hard working cyclist, but would benefit from some H-FAP.

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRob Love

Its always something that takes down the tragic hero, this, or APS...they are only human.

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered

Nice to point it out to a wider public.
It has been bothering me as well, it looks plain stupid. My girlfriend has to laugh everytime we see him riding like that.

PS we Belgies do know what 'Prince Albert' means, the infamous TV show 'In De Gloria' made a fine piece around it:

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPieter

Pieter that is CLASSIC! Ha!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

BUT...what if that's the key? What if all his Mojo is in that dumbass cocked helmet look????

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWes

Keller, in your case, the problem is with your entire head:

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWebber

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