I guess I should clarify that the rice should be DRY when it goes into the sock!!!
Please don't try this at home with wet rice (and please use a clean sock too)!!!
Perhaps other rice can also be used… perhaps even instant rice or rice-a-roni… don't waste your money on Organic Rice though… in Iowa most of our foods are bioengineered so 'organic' is usually considered here as too 'West Coast'/liberal/Communist/etc.…. and is hard to find!
I think pound for pound brown rice does work better, smells nutty, perhaps also pulls moisture out of the raincoat and back into the little rice pieces….and is cheaper than say Wild Rice!
--and yes… I too had a bad experience with letting wet rice stay around a bit too long… Incident: Rice left in Rice cooker for three days with power turned off… opened the top and probably had a similar aroma therapy experience…. Looked like wisps of cotton candy too…
Cheers and Happy Friday bike folks... looks like most of you are out on the NE Coast or New England Area… hope you have a great Fall/Winter riding season.
We had nice cool rainy skies here for several days and a clear weekend with 69 degrees Sunday shaping up!
Some legitimate sites on the internet suggest the sock may help with a variety of pysical isues from helping with Parkansins Disease to eliminating headaches….but also failed to provide adequate warnings regarding using cooked/uncooked, brown or other!!!!
Someone even wrote and ode to the Rice Sock:
This little pillow filled with rice
Is such a comforting device,
Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes on HIGH
And kiss those aches and pains good-bye.
Apply it to a troubled spot
The heat will ease the pain a lot.
Or warm those little toes, so cold.
You'll find this nice to have and to hold
Or freeze it for awhile,
And fix that boo-boo in style.
Instead of a compress made of ice,
Use this pillow filled with rice.
Hmm--I guess inversely it can be used to provide 'cold' in the Summer???
Easy to make or buy for $15 bucks and you can see a picture of a fancy sock to help with Labor pains at:
3 patents pending (which is almost absurd!)
-perhaps we could put a patent out for a bRICEycle Sack (TM)
--oh yes... it also works for warming up the foot of the bed on cold nights...