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AzTallRider 02-13-13 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by VanceMac (Post 15270422)
Love that helmet, especially with the visor. Can't wait to try it in person. I'm going to guess not enough air flow for rides longer than crit, though?

They claim that it rides pretty cool. I'm looking forward to trying it as well. Of course there is also this one:

http://cascona.com/en/produkte.html?...category_id=41

Esteban58 02-13-13 04:47 PM

and amazingly enough, it appears helmet color isn't covered by the velominati rules...

sarals 02-13-13 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Esteban58 (Post 15270565)
and amazingly enough, it appears helmet color isn't covered by the velominati rules...

Then I'm safe!

No, no pink helmet. White or Black (preferably white).

sarals 02-13-13 04:54 PM

I'm thinking along these lines. Traditional. Kask or Giro, as well.

AzTallRider 02-13-13 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by sarals (Post 15270603)
I'm thinking along these lines. Traditional. Kask or Giro, as well.

The Prevail is what I had on when I crashed, as it's our team helmet and we got them in green. I must say, it worked.

sarals 02-13-13 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by AzTallRider (Post 15270749)
The Prevail is what I had on when I crashed, as it's our team helmet and we got them in green. I must say, it worked.

Thankfully!

shovelhd 02-13-13 06:39 PM

I was going to treat myself to the new Giro but the team provides helmets and ya gotta wear 'em.

sarals 02-13-13 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by shovelhd (Post 15271053)
I was going to treat myself to the new Giro but the team provides helmets and ya gotta wear 'em.

My team uses Kask, but they're optional (thank heavens!).

Racer Ex 02-13-13 08:04 PM

I used a Cateye Whisper in the crit.

Best warm weather helmet I've used.

sarals 02-14-13 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Racer Ex (Post 15271336)
I used a Cateye Whisper in the crit.

Best warm weather helmet I've used.

That's what that was! I liked the looks of it!

valygrl 02-15-13 07:33 AM

I like the Prevail as well.

Allegheny Jet 02-15-13 07:49 AM

My boys' got me this for Christmas. They made me put it on just to bust on me.

http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps96c2a99a.jpg

VanceMac 02-15-13 08:25 AM

Casco! So bad-ass.

sarals 02-15-13 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet (Post 15276476)
My boys' got me this for Christmas. They made me put it on just to bust on me.

http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps96c2a99a.jpg

YIKES!

AJ, I've said it before - if I saw you coming up behind me, I wouldn't be able to get out of your way fast enough!

Cool helmet - looks like it could be used as a ski helmet, too.

:thumb:

Cleave 02-15-13 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Racer Ex (Post 15271336)
I used a Cateye Whisper in the crit.

Best warm weather helmet I've used.

Ex's helmet make it much easier to pick him out in the pack. That is when he's in the middle instead of the front.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet (Post 15276476)
My boys' got me this for Christmas. They made me put it on just to bust on me.

http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps96c2a99a.jpg

AJ, I was pretty interested in getting one of those helmets after I broke my orbital in 2011. There's at least 2 MPH of worth of opponent intimidation in that photo. :)

Hermes 02-15-13 08:04 PM

I like tha bad ass look.

sarals 02-15-13 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Hermes (Post 15279215)
I like tha bad ass look.

Indeed! AJ is all over that!

tony2v 02-16-13 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet (Post 15276476)
My boys' got me this for Christmas. They made me put it on just to bust on me.

http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps96c2a99a.jpg

AJ, you need to practice that track sprinter's snarl!!!!!!

Allegheny Jet 02-16-13 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by tony2v (Post 15281341)
AJ, you need to practice that track sprinter's snarl!!!!!!

I try to a few times each week unless I'm on recovery. Somedays I do it while still fresh and other days at the end of my workout. I've recently been accused of it while walking into church.

Lately town line signs brings it out on a regular basis.

sarals 02-17-13 10:48 PM

I discovered through the USAC site that there is a crit at the airport where I work next Sunday. That would be PERFECT for me, and a good way to test the legs and fitness after the road race I'm doing Saturday. The only thing is, when I tried to sign up for it, USAC tried to tack a $10 one day collegiate license to the entry, saying it was required. Ummm...that brings to mind a couple of questions. First, does that mean it's a college only event? (It's the UC Santa Cruz Slug Fest crit, 02/24/13). Why do I have to buy a collegiate licesne when I'm not a student and am not racing for any collegiate points? Isn't the USAC license enough? Also, wouldn't I be dumb to enter a crit with a bunch of college kids??? :p

AzTallRider 02-18-13 08:21 AM

Well, they don't have any Masters classes, but they do have all the senior categories listed along with the collegiate categories. Registration only shows 2 people signed up, so it must be mostly a day-of thing.

Cleave 02-18-13 09:19 AM

Took a look at the flier. The only race you can enter is the Women's 1,2,3,4. The rest of the races are collegiate only. You have to be a student and be "eligible" to be on the team. Not sure if you want of need another 1,2,3,4 experience.

shovelhd 02-18-13 09:44 AM

Women's Open is Women's Open. You are a Cat4 Women racer, so your USAC license should suffice. There is no such thing as a USAC Collegiate license as far as I know.

sarals 02-18-13 10:49 AM

The USAC registration page automatically adds the "collegiate license" to ALL of the entries. I emailed the promoter about it and hopefully I'll hear back. Yes, I know I'll probably get shelled by the 123's, but it's a race, it's a rep, and I need them! BTW, the extended weather forecast for next weekend is looking grim. I don't want to ride a RR in the rain!

Helmets - perusing eBay I found this. The Chinese are even copying the Catlike Whsiper!

Hermes 02-18-13 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by sarals (Post 15287239)
The USAC registration page automatically adds the "collegiate license" to ALL of the entries. I emailed the promoter about it and hopefully I'll hear back. Yes, I know I'll probably get shelled by the 123's, but it's a race, it's a rep, and I need them! BTW, the extended weather forecast for next weekend is looking grim. I don't want to ride a RR in the rain!

Helmets - perusing eBay I found this. The Chinese are even copying the Catlike Whsiper!

This race may actually have some other cat 4 women in it versus entering a Masters 35+ Cat 1,2,3 race where cat 4s are not supposed to enter.:thumb:


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