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This Rim Brake Rider Will Be Throwing In The Towel

Old 05-19-17, 07:50 AM
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This Rim Brake Rider Will Be Throwing In The Towel

And maybe even towels....

While I am not a total weight weenie, I do like to shaveweight when practical. So for years I have been packing an earlier version ofthis towel in this same size:

https://www.rei.com/product/832934/rei-co-op-multi-towel-lite-small-14-x-10

It has served double duty as my “dry the pots, etc.”, towel. But lately I have grown tired of having to dry myself after a shower withsomething so small, especially when there is a nip in the air. Accordingly, Iupgraded to this size a few weeks ago in preparation for my Montana and Idaho tour next month (too bad I didn’t wait for the sale) and will be throwing it in one of my panniers:

https://www.rei.com/product/832932/rei-co-op-multi-towel-lite-large-36-x-165


Since the small one is only a few ounces and both pack downpretty small, do you think I would be crazy to throw both the large and the small in the panniers?



Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-19-17, 07:55 AM
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I think you'd be crazy not to.

No way that a) I'd want to dry myself with the towel I use to clean oatmeal out of my breakfast bowl with, and b) clean out my breakfast bowl with something I rub on my crotch
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Old 05-19-17, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
No way that a) I'd want to dry myself with the towel I use to clean oatmeal out of my breakfast bowl with, and b) clean out my breakfast bowl with something I rub on my crotch

Dishes-wise, the towel is used to dry post sponge and soap wash and only when things didn't dry or got rained on overnight.
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Is this a serious question? Are you really considering taking TWO towels? On a bicycle? Do you know what that extra weight could do to your knees/spokes/mental acuity?

I think you can manage with two towels, just in case the Vogons show up. One to keep, and one to share.
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Its better than the T-shirt I sometimes use.
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Old 05-19-17, 09:41 AM
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My friend gave me one of these to clean dew from the inside of my tent in the morning.
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Old 05-19-17, 10:18 AM
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Wait...

You still have RIM BRAKES?!






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I think the large one could be used as a cape while you're riding. It'd be sooo cool! And probably dry it out in no time. I say do it!
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Don't scrimp on your towel. Haven't you read "A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?"
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Old 05-19-17, 11:16 AM
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Just say " Shamwow"
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Old 05-19-17, 11:22 AM
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Pack Towels, like Polar Fleece hold moisture without Absorbing it..

so you can wring the water out and re use it to dry , more, immediately.

I have taken very wet Polar fleece off flung it against a handrail , shaking out the sweat, and put it drier back on,

Under my rain jacket..





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Old 05-19-17, 11:25 AM
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No. Nor have I ever watched an episode of "Dr. Who." Just sayin'.
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You need to stop at the State Fair. https://www.shamwow.com/
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No. Nor have I ever watched an episode of "Dr. Who." Just sayin'.
Shun the unbeliever!

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Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
Just say " Shamwow"
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You need to stop at the State Fair. https://www.shamwow.com/
But seriously, those outdoor stores typically also sell viscose towels (Aka, Shamwow), which while not as pleasant as microfiber, pack quite small.

See Campmor, for example.
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You need to stop at the State Fair. https://www.shamwow.com/
The Shamwow pitchman was arrested in Florida for beating a hooker. Police eventually decided not to file charges.
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Old 05-19-17, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by kevindsingleton View Post
I think you can manage with two towels, just in case the Vogons show up. One to keep, and one to share.
Maybe I should have gone all in and gotten the XL size.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Maybe I should have gone all in and gotten the XL size.
Next time you make it to Barnard's Star, perhaps?
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I thought this was going to be a disc brake thread.......now what am I to do all weekend?
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Originally Posted by dksix View Post
I thought this was going to be a disc brake thread.......now what am I to do all weekend?
Whatever you do, don't let a disc brake slice off a limb, but carry a towel to stop the bleeding in case it does happen.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Whatever you do, don't let a disc brake slice off a limb, but carry a towel to stop the bleeding in case it does happen.
I don't have a disc brake bike but I'm riding with a buddy in the morning who's bike does and we've been know to have some mishaps. I tee-boned him recently while getting out my water bottle, took us both down.
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I don't have a disc brake bike but I'm riding with a buddy in the morning who's bike does and we've been know to have some mishaps. I tee-boned him recently while getting out my water bottle, took us both down.
If you have family, I hope your life insurance is up to date.
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After years of roughing it for Uncle Sam, and as a long haul trucker, I'll stick to whatever linens the hotel has.
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I don't have a disc brake bike but I'm riding with a buddy in the morning who's bike does and we've been know to have some mishaps. I tee-boned him recently while getting out my water bottle, took us both down.
I'd personally be on the lookout for retaliatory rammings, then.
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Originally Posted by dksix View Post
I don't have a disc brake bike but I'm riding with a buddy in the morning who's bike does and we've been know to have some mishaps. I tee-boned him recently while getting out my water bottle, took us both down.
Awesome was anyone on LSD?
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