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Old 07-08-06, 11:27 AM   #1
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I need a more aero helmet.

While watching the TDF time trial I noticed how, when the riders put their heads down, the tail of their aero helmets stuck up into the airstream. My flexability is such that I look down at the road the majority of the time and just pull my head up periodically so that I can glance ahead.

I'm thinking that the most aero helmet for guys like me would look kind of like a cone head because the cone would point forward when we get down into our most aero position. Anybody know where I could get a helmet like that?
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I've got a few oragne cones in my truck. would they work?

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Apparently they're availabe in a "Family Pack"



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I've got a few oragne cones in my truck. would they work?

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Too gawdy. I was thinking of some nice, tasteful, flame graphics. To look right in the riding position the flame tips would have to point down at the ground when standing erect.

Are you sure you can't ride with Wildwood and me tomorrow morning? You could be home by 11:00.
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So there you are - it would obviously fit my head.
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isn't there a book about that? "The Cone Was On Fire When I Put My Head In It" ?
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RetroGrouch, I sent you a PM.

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While watching the TDF time trial I noticed how, when the riders put their heads down, the tail of their aero helmets stuck up into the airstream. My flexability is such that I look down at the road the majority of the time and just pull my head up periodically so that I can glance ahead.

I'm thinking that the most aero helmet for guys like me would look kind of like a cone head because the cone would point forward when we get down into our most aero position. Anybody know where I could get a helmet like that?

Are you THAT fast???? I don't think so, but I know jack about aerodynamics.
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