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Originally Posted by ajames15 View Post
Why do some people use rubbing alcohol? What properties does it have that makes it beneficial?
Sweating doesn't stop as soon as you park your bike, it continues until your body cools. It won't do much good to dry off if you are still sweating. Alcohol (due to its rapid evaporation) cools better than water, and doesn't need to be toweled off, especially when supplemented by a desk fan.
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