Join Date: Feb 2014
Bikes: Tern P9, Tern X10, Tyrell FX and Specialized Stumpjumper M2
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I used heart rate monitors before and being in hot and humid Singapore, it takes very little before my chest and the sensor is drenched. Recently, I had a heart scan and ECG done and the medical staff applied KY Lubricant on the electrodes. I asked about this and I was told it improves "the contact" and gives a more acurate reading since the hospitals are all air-conditioned and no one perspires. I inquired if this would work on the heart rate monitor as I was planning on a riding vacation in Japan during early winter and the staff member mentioned that it should work as this gel is not likely to run or freeze over. Imagine the grin on my wife's face when she saw me pack a tube of lubricant together with our bikes. Why the grin? We are in our late fifties and getting kinky is way out of our minds already.
Anyway, this gel is readily available from the drug stores and I had to bear with the grins from the checkout clerk when she packed the tube. Hey, what was she thinking of?