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Old 03-09-17, 12:46 PM
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Kleenex mount

Any suggestions on a Kleenex box mount?

haha kidding. but seriously, newer rider, been getting more and more into the drops and enjoying it.... except my nose is a water faucet

thinking of carrying a "hanky" in my jersey back pocket...

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Old 03-09-17, 01:29 PM
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I just stuff a wad of it into the top of my jersey under the collar, far enough down to stay put ... but not so far down it accents my unfortunate "moobs" Fortunately with weight loss and a lot of upper body work they are going away again!
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Old 03-09-17, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by jdw777 View Post
Any suggestions on a Kleenex box mount?

haha kidding. but seriously, newer rider, been getting more and more into the drops and enjoying it.... except my nose is a water faucet
. . .

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You need nose drops 😀
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Originally Posted by jdw777 View Post
Any suggestions on a Kleenex box mount?

haha kidding. but seriously, newer rider, been getting more and more into the drops and enjoying it.... except my nose is a water faucet

thinking of carrying a "hanky" in my jersey back pocket...

Peace o/
Sounds like you need allergy meds.
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Old 03-09-17, 03:36 PM
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Practice blowing Snot Rockets, or Just pretend its Baseball season, they Spit A lot .
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Old 03-09-17, 03:50 PM
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sniff it in before it gets to your nostrils, then spit it out when it gets to the back of your throat?
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Old 03-09-17, 07:45 PM
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I have the same experience. Nope, not allergies or other ailments - just the effect of the wind and cooler air. Sort of like my internal neti pot for flushing stuff out. Anyhow, I velcro a piece of terry cloth to the back of my glove to take care of the drips. Air hanky works well for a nose full.
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Old 03-09-17, 07:53 PM
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That is what gloves are for.
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Old 03-09-17, 08:42 PM
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Yep gloves and snot rockets covers this.
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Old 03-09-17, 09:37 PM
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Try disposable surgical masks for a few rides. They're readily available at any pharmacy. They're cheap. Carry a few per ride because you'll probably need to change them fairly often as they get soggy, even if only from exhalation rather than snot.

If the runny nose is due to sensitivity to cold, dry air or allergens you'll notice some improvement with the masks. But if it's due to activity and just normal drainage from sinuses you may not experience any improvement.

I wore paper surgical masks for a few sub-freezing rides this winter and it really helped. The warmth and moisture prevented sudden onsets of sinus headaches. Without the masks I'd get severe sinus headaches within minutes.

I take Zyrtec just about every day year 'round since Texas is non-stop allergy season, and occasionally take Sudafed for congestion when it's verging on a sinus headache. But I'll probably try the masks on some rides on gravel, levees and open fields. Besides pollen some folks can react badly to molds, etc., from dusty roads. These can be pretty bad during dry spells after a cool moist spell.
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Old 03-09-17, 10:12 PM
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I learned very quickly that hawking a loogie isn't quite so easy when you're pedaling into the wind....especially when you're a bit parched - it kinda just lands on your shoulder somewhere.
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This subject is of interest to me. I will be suffering with a runny nose until it warms up in May. And even then, it usually gets cold enough at night that my nose will be running on some of my longer rides. Usually I just deal with it, but it is annoying.

I tried to ride a 600k brevet last year with a cold, which turned into a sinus infection. And it was brutally hot, I was soaked in sweat by 4:30 AM. My gloves quickly got saturated, and I put a knee warmer on my wrist. It was better than nothing, but didn't quite work. I know someone that ties a bandana around their wrist. Not sure what the best approach would be, but I think that's a good start.

As far as the ride goes, I got to about 165 miles and just couldn't go fast enough to finish in time. I figured I would get to the "overnight" at about 6 in the morning, so no sleep after 26 hours on the bike and 200km left to go. Contrary to my sig, I don't go without sleep for 2 days very often.
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Old 03-10-17, 12:36 AM
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One thing that helps a bit is to wear eye protection. Cold air on the eyes causes sinus dripping.

I always carry hankies as well, but many of my rides are pre-dawn at 45F 90% humidity.
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Old 03-10-17, 01:06 AM
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Yup, watering sinuses and eyes are often connected. Most eye stinging attributed to cutting onions is actually from breathing the vapor. Wearing a bandana or paper mask while chopping onions usually eliminates the burning, watering eyes.
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Originally Posted by Swamp Yankee View Post
I learned very quickly that hawking a loogie isn't quite so easy when you're pedaling into the wind....especially when you're a bit parched - it kinda just lands on your shoulder somewhere.
Under the arm, not over.
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Seems we're missing an opportunity for a standard issue BF brag fest here.

Runny nose, bah! I've ridden a century with a runny nose.
I'd put a kick stand on my bike before I used a Kleenex. Freds use them. I Don't even carry a hanky.
How much weight would a pack of Kleenex add?
Wind resistance from a Kleenex mount would be like adding a sail to the bike.
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Old 03-10-17, 10:47 AM
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If I stuffed enough Kleenex down my jersey to catch all the snot rockets

blown in cool weather, it would fill C cups.
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Thanks for the replies everyone

I was really just havin fun picturing a box mounted to my handlebar.

I'd agree that between colder air, early morning, and some wind, those would be the reasons. I think I'm going to be the guy with a carbon fiber mini, very small, hanky in his jersey pocket lol.

I haven't been kind to my body over the years between some wild mtb crashes and 30 years of martial arts but I'm hoping to ride until I die over the age of 100.

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learn to farmer blow/snot rocket.

Technique 1) tilt head to point left nostril over left shoulder, close right nostril with finger/knuckle of right hand, and blow. flip for right nostril.

Technique 2) pinch right nostril with right hand, blow down (and away from the bike) under your right armpit. flip for other side.


My wife refuses to do it...
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Talk about making an issue out of a tissue.
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learn to farmer blow/snot rocket.

Technique 1) tilt head to point left nostril over left shoulder, close right nostril with finger/knuckle of right hand, and blow. flip for right nostril.

Technique 2) pinch right nostril with right hand, blow down (and away from the bike) under your right armpit. flip for other side.
^^^ This is the answer ^^^
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I didn't spend all that time learning to launch ballistic snot rockets to carry kleenex.

I almost did on a club ride a couple of weeks ago, but better judgement prevailed (I forgot it).
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Any suggestions on a Kleenex box mount?
I almosts missed this post. This is one of my favorite things about cycling. It makes my nose run and opens my sinuses. If I don't ride for more than a few days I get sinus headaches.

Here is what I do: I buy those red cotton shop rags as cheaply as possible. I cut them in half and I use them for a while. Then I wash 'em. When they get worn out I toss em out. On my old MTB commuter I have a top tube pouch with a velcro flap. I keep that up by the steering tube. That was pretty big, so on the new commuter I found a similar pouch but smaller. I poked some holes in it and use a shoelace to lash it to the bike in the same place, on the top tube by the steering tube. On the road bike I have a side zip bag that sits under the top tube by the seatpost.

I also wear the cheap brown or black cotton work gloves over my bike gloves. I cut the fingers off for warm weather. This makes the whole back of the glove a nose wiping surface, instead of cutting my nose on stitching. Infact, I don't wear bike gloves anymore as my handlepars are padded due to hand issues. So it's the cheap cotton gloves only in warmer weather. I wash 'em a few times, then toss 'em when they get old.
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Used up snot rags could make for good disposable chain cleaning rags no? Lol
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Originally Posted by superdex View Post
learn to farmer blow/snot rocket.

Technique 1) tilt head to point left nostril over left shoulder, close right nostril with finger/knuckle of right hand, and blow. flip for right nostril.

Technique 2) pinch right nostril with right hand, blow down (and away from the bike) under your right armpit. flip for other side.


My wife refuses to do it...
Just look behind you.....twice.....before blowing said snot rocket.

I was on a charity ride last year and needed to launch one. I checked over my left shoulder and did see a cyclist a ways back, so I let 'er rip....right into the cyclist. He was traveling faster than I thought he was and closed the gap in the few seconds it took for me to get ready to blow. I apologized profusely and all in all, he was pretty cool with it. It hit him down between his knee and ankle.




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