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Old 12-23-04, 10:12 AM
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Best way to rehydrate while riding

What's the best way to drink from a water bottle without having to remove the helmet????
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Old 12-23-04, 12:55 PM
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not wearing a full face, or just pulling it down..
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Old 12-23-04, 01:12 PM
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This is a Bell DH BMX X-GAMES. I've ordered this helmet and it looks like assembles by the ear. So is the jaw part optional on this sort of helmet?
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Old 12-23-04, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by vrkelley
This is a Bell DH BMX X-GAMES. I've ordered this helmet and it looks like assembles by the ear. So is the jaw part optional on this sort of helmet?

was there s'posed to be a picture with that post? *edit* never mind...your refering to the original post/picture...

I don't think that thing comes apart....
why not take it off and drink? or, use a camelback type thing? what type of riding are you doing?

where in seattle do you ride?

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The only thing that's coming off of that helmet is going to be the visor; it's a one-piece shell.

If you want to drink, take the helmet off. It's not like it'll take you more than a second or two to unbuckle it.
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Old 12-23-04, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by pnj
was there s'posed to be a picture with that post? *edit* never mind...your refering to the original post/picture...

I don't think that thing comes apart....
why not take it off and drink? or, use a camelback type thing? what type of riding are you doing?

where in seattle do you ride?
Not a BMXr at all...just think the helmet makes sense for my type of riding .... Actually I ride various steep decents on the E. side at a good clip (around 35mph or more). Will also use this helmet for wind/ car noise proofing to ride along 520 hwy trail. Bunny Hopping a curb or 2

Already carrying a backpack...and I go through a 20oz bottle per 2 hour...maybe some sort of straw that retracts into the water bottle would work...instead of more weight on the back (water in a camel back).

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Old 12-23-04, 05:01 PM
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Even if you don't ride bmx - the first rule of riding anything is NOT purchasing anything that carries the following words on it: X-Games or eXtreme - or worse: X-treme!

Just use a straw.
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Old 12-23-04, 06:31 PM
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X-Games! Last time I did a flip like those guys was *very* unintentional! Ha ha!

I need the functionality, not the hassle of appearing like a wanna-be. Any recommendations on a helmet that will give the same DH crash proection, better ventilation and sound proofing???

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Old 12-24-04, 01:37 AM
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I ride a full face like that. I squirt water in from the side, over the mouthguard. Or you can just use a hydration pack and suck on the tube.
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Since when do you BMX guys ever DO enough work to require rehydrating, except riding to and from the venue when you aren't wearing helmets anyway?
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Old 12-24-04, 03:27 AM
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Originally Posted by vrkelley
What's the best way to drink from a water bottle without having to remove the helmet????
I took a second look at the OP.

vr, you should have known better than to post here among juveniles...

Look at the Formula One/CART drivers. They have a hole drilled through the centre of the chinpiece of the helmet. Lead a tube from your camelback (or fashion a "docking device" for your bidon) through the hole and close (very close) to your mouth. Works for them in really extreme conditions; may work for you. You may have to experiment with the tubing.

Otherwise, tubing up and under the chin-piece (or over the visor opening) and gaffer/duct taped close to your mouth.

And before some prebuscent person pipes up, I think the invasion of the carbon-fibre-glass of the chin piece with a simply drill hole (and through the lining) won't interfere with the integrity of the helmet's protective factor. I'm not qualified to give this advice, but as with all unqualified advice, that shouldn't worry you.

And, while I know the sorts of challenges vrkelly is facing with this question (as in winter riding), is a full-face helmet the solution or more of a problem?
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Originally Posted by Rowan
vr, you should have known better than to post here among juveniles...

...And, while I know the sorts of challenges vrkelly is facing with this question (as in winter riding), is a full-face helmet the solution or more of a problem?
Ha ha! I said my stuff + they know my (low) rank. Unlike the foggies/rents they'll at least consider rad ideas. Look the BMX/DH gives me heat, sound protection and that down hill thing. That helmet was $15 on E-bay and my drill's wait'n.

This keeps up, I'll dump the 5200 for a real bike!
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Old 12-24-04, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Rowan
Since when do you BMX guys ever DO enough work to require rehydrating, except riding to and from the venue when you aren't wearing helmets anyway?
Hey how'd you sneak in here******************************??? Santa gonna bring ya a Red Line?
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i use a camelback when i'm doing fitness training on hills and long distance endurance training. i do these things on my bmx, and the result? i got the strongest legs in town(proven)
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why would you not want to hear whats going on around you? get some ear plugs......
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Originally Posted by pnj
why would you not want to hear whats going on around you? get some ear plugs......
Ever stood by a busy highway for any length of time? The bike trail runs along side a 60mph highway. During rush hour, the noise is deafening. The plugs with balclavia help but do not stay in place over the course of several miles.

When that helmet arrives, I'll repost results.
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what trail are you talking about?
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That's the 520
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there is a bike/walking path on 520?

I know there is one on I-90 and it seems like no matter what direction your riding across it, you always have a head wind....
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Originally Posted by Rowan
Since when do you BMX guys ever DO enough work to require rehydrating?
You've got to be kidding me.
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Originally Posted by Rowan
Since when do you BMX guys ever DO enough work to require rehydrating?
Well Rowan you are easily the most ******** person in the world, and that's counting all of the skaters to, so that's saying something.
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Originally Posted by Rowan
Since when do you BMX guys ever DO enough work to require rehydrating, except riding to and from the venue when you aren't wearing helmets anyway?
lets see riding outside in the summer when its 80 degrees+ all day, riding ramps, adrenaline flowing, pedaling as hard as u can. jee i wonder y bmxers need rehydrating

how tough could mountain biking be? i mean mountain bikers have the luxury of being able to switch gears while going up hills or when there getting tired. bmxers can't.
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Originally Posted by pnj
there is a bike/walking path on 520?

I know there is one on I-90 and it seems like no matter what direction your riding across it, you always have a head wind....
It's runs along the N. side of the highway and joins up at various mountain bike and street trails.
You can get a map for this trail and others from the cascade.org. Many of the mt bike trails are hidden tho
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yeah, mountain bikers got it easy
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