Fast cold wind in the face is causing me to slow down. Facemask???
This is my second thread here, my last one had a great response. (thank you all)
I hope I am not repeating this topic here.
When I ride to uni each day I spend about 20 minutes going parallel to Brisbane river,
the wind I face cycling there is consistently much more frequent, faster and colder
than most other places, if I ride to fast here, breathing in the cold wind can cause
me to become sick, hence I have had to slow my pace down quite significantly.
I do see many other pro and more experiences riders along here that do not wear
a facemask or anything like that, and there is rarely a group of 2 or more riders
Does anyone know if there is any known way in which this problem has been
resolved previously? The only way I can think of to solve it besides riding behind
a fellow cyclist, is to wear a facemask of some sort.
Sometimes the wind can really hurt my ears to, the wind causes me to cut back on riding
there and to slow down alot otherwise I just get to sick!!
Any ideas and responses are welcome and appreciated. Thanks everyone.
There's various facemasks for winter sports and motorcyclists. Motorcycle stores should be able sell you a windproof one that covers up to your nose and ears. For lighter protection, get a Buff scarf (aka tube scarf) from outdoor or motorcycle store.
I know what you are talking about, it can be very uncomfortable and I actually once got a proper frostbite on my ear for riding a bike during the winter as a kid. Not fun having your other ear swollen twice the size for a week!
If you want a "breath warmer", Psolar masks are one of the most known brands. They are designed for winter sports and work the best around freezing temps, though.
It must be a much more common thing to deal with in Finland than in Australia I reckon,
I have never really ever seen a biker wear any facial protection before when riding,
but now I know where to get protection, thanks very much.
Frostbite sounds really nasty, you must have been one tough/determines rider as a kid!!