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Old 06-12-07, 06:15 PM   #1
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Two non-connected thoughts...

TWL will find a connection, but it escapes me.

First...last night I wanted to get in just a few miles (like, maybe 5?) before it got too dark, but my daughter had my car which had my helmet. So for the first time in like forever I deliberately mounted the bike sans helmet. Rode the five miles and felt like I was in a convertible. Woohoo!

(Spare the lectures, don't start a helmet war, and move along here. There's nothing to see.)

Second...today's twenty miler around Mission Bay was marred by the fact that I couldn't find my skullcap. http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...slisearch=true For the first time in recent memory, sweat was rolling down my forehead into my eyes. It was amazing the difference. When I got back to the car and pulled the bike rack out of the trunk, I found my skullcap.

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Old 06-12-07, 06:22 PM   #2
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Skullcaps rule, like scissors over paper or rocks over scissors, or paper over rocks or.....
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Old 06-12-07, 06:26 PM   #3
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Deeg, I've been riding so long, I can remember being laughed at for wearing a helmet. Now ya scolded if you don't. But that's mostly a good thing, I reckon.
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Old 06-12-07, 06:34 PM   #4
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Hey Gary, you hit that skull cap right on the head (no pun intended) and I went out and bought one when you brought it up a few weeks ago and let me tell you, that thing works great. Between sun block and sweat, it was killing me, now no problem at all, thank you.
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Old 06-12-07, 06:38 PM   #5
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I was just going to say, George had a picture of him and his bike over on another post, and it looked like he might be wearing your skullcap.
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Old 06-12-07, 07:28 PM   #6
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Skullcaps are great, but keep a few bandannas around for when you can't find it. They work just about as well.
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Old 06-12-07, 07:31 PM   #7
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Halo sweatbands rule.

That's it.
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The connection ... easy.

First the missing helmet and yet you still ride.

Then the missing skullcap and yet you still ride.

Obviously you have a death wish and will ride regardless of whatever signs given to warn you.

Now if my helmet turns up under your pillow, please heed the sign and do not go out of your house!
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So youse guys heads sweat, eh? Mine doesn't. At least not unless it is very hot and even then it takes more than an hour of riding before it will drip down my face. Don't wear any sweat bands or skull caps and cannot remember wiping any sweat off of my face this year.
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I sweat a lot. Whe the sweat is really pouring off my face, I might recycle it, kinda like drinking nasty unflavored Gatorade.

However, if you put a ton of sunscreen on, the sweat will assume a very vile, chemical taste. I don't recommend it.

That might be a little more information on the subject than you really want to know.
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Old 06-12-07, 09:55 PM   #11
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Can chicks wear skullcaps? I ride in 90 degree heat and 90 % humidity and my scalp sweats so much it's a wonder I don't have a shrunken head. And I wonder why I can't get a date.....
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Can chicks wear skullcaps? I ride in 90 degree heat and 90 % humidity and my scalp sweats so much it's a wonder I don't have a shrunken head. And I wonder why I can't get a date.....
Try either a Halo headband or skullcap. They have a soft plastic piece along the front that directs the sweat to the sides.

http://store.haloheadband.com/Default.asp?Redirected=Y

DG, this is why I have 3 of those Headsweats Shortys. You also need to have more helmets so you won't feel "naked' riding without one.
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Old 06-12-07, 10:14 PM   #13
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Can chicks wear skullcaps? I ride in 90 degree heat and 90 % humidity and my scalp sweats so much it's a wonder I don't have a shrunken head. And I wonder why I can't get a date.....
I wear a skull cap in winter to keep my head warm. Just started wearing one in heat...can't believe how much sweat is soaks up. Like a sponge -- amazing. Also keeps the sun from burning my scalp and fading my haircolor.

So yeah, chicks can wear 'em.
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Old 06-12-07, 11:12 PM   #14
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I've worn bandannas under my helmet for years, with good results. Lately I've worn the Headsweats original tie in the back model. I really like 'em and can't see how they can be improved upon. Is the "Shorty" an improvement in function, or just easier to put on and take off?

When I started cycling in about 1982, hardshell helmets were still in their infantcy, or at least their childhood. There was the Bell Biker and some others that I've forgotton the names of. Many riders rode with cycling caps or "hairnets". I rode like this for a short time but wanted to look like a real cyclist, even if I was a ******. My first helmet was a Brancale (sp?) that looked something like a hockey helmet. The first really protective helmet I had was the famous Bell V-1 Pro, which I still have.

I'm not sure I can remember the last time I rode helmetless.
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Gotta try the skullcap. I need something elese to lose.
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Can chicks wear skullcaps? I ride in 90 degree heat and 90 % humidity and my scalp sweats so much it's a wonder I don't have a shrunken head. And I wonder why I can't get a date.....
I wear bandannas but more to keep the hair under control.
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I finally broke down and bought one of those skull caps from Performance. It arrived yesterday after my morning ride. I'm anxious to see how it works. I sweat so much that I can't see through my glasses.

As far as helmets go, I started wearing them in the 80's - big things make by Bell. Now I can't ride without one.
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I think if your head is sweating you're riding too hard!!!
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So youse guys heads sweat, eh? Mine doesn't. At least not unless it is very hot and even then it takes more than an hour of riding before it will drip down my face. Don't wear any sweat bands or skull caps and cannot remember wiping any sweat off of my face this year.
Turn your electric assist off, Tom, you'll sweat.
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Bicycle caps! They have all the advantages of a skull cap, plus a visor that can be instantly flipped up or down.
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Bicycle caps! They have all the advantages of a skull cap, plus a visor that can be instantly flipped up or down.
Bingo, we have a winner! They also don't make you look like you're in the middle of a mid-late life crisis or trying to play Easy Rider.
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If I wore a cap under my helmet, I might start to sweat.
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First...last night I wanted to get in just a few miles (like, maybe 5?) before it got too dark, but my daughter had my car which had my helmet.
Peace out.
Has the traffic gotten so bad in SoCal that you wear your helmet in the car. Do insurance companies give a discount for that?
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"Two non-connected thoughts"... are there other kinds?


Finally bought a skullcap to keep my head warm last winter and, low and behold, when I took my helmet off I didn't flush my glasses off my face. It's part of my kit now. It also makes those little flying critters less annoying when they end up in your helmet.
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Guys & gals, skullcaps rule, been using them for a couple of years, great when it is a bit chilly and awesome when it is hot as I sweat like the dickens. As for the helmet, I've done one ride, 30 miles, without a helmet and it felt great but that was once in 20 years.
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