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one pump can be the difference between winning and losing, life or death, a new Lambo

Old 08-21-21, 02:24 PM
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one pump can be the difference between winning and losing, life or death, a new Lambo

For those who are timed performance competitors, what is the optimal method for wiping tickling sweat off nose ?
Or do you preempt this entirely with a headband ? I noticed wiping with hand or shirt stomach takes one hand off the bars, which may result in the loss of a critical pump.
As you know, one pump can be the difference between winning and losing, life or death, a new Lambo or child support payments.
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Old 08-21-21, 02:28 PM
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They tolerate it. It looks great for their sports drink sponsors
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Five o'clock somewhere....
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
For those who are timed performance competitors, what is the optimal method for wiping tickling sweat off nose ?
Or do you preempt this entirely with a headband ? I noticed wiping with hand or shirt stomach takes one hand off the bars, which may result in the loss of a critical pump.
As you know, one pump can be the difference between winning and losing, life or death, a new Lambo or child support payments.
You need to get us a nice dressing with that word salad.
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Old 08-21-21, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Five o'clock somewhere....
To the whisky you can add tango and foxtrot.
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I don't think they care about whether they use an optimal method. It's all about individual style.

I don't compete, so I just let my sweat drip where it may and however it wants to. Though I do encourage sweat from my scalp to avoid my eyes with a SweatVac that also seems to keep my head cooler when it is wet with sweat.

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Old 08-21-21, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Five o'clock somewhere....
I think maybe it's 4:20 somewhere...
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if you snot faster, the runner up will push away the lingering gooey goo.
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Was that supposed to say one pump, or one post?

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You're trying my patience with some sort of failed comedic bit. And I'm going with solvent inhalation as the best explanation for the writing style.
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"One pump?"

Like in an oil field? A sucker rod pumping unit?
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Very odd post!
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
"One pump?"
Watch out for the pumps... they can make for a bad day!!!

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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Watch out for the pumps... they can make for a bad day!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTZ0N7VTDtY
I nominate this for best post of the thread. Made my trip in here worthwhile
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Watch out for the pumps... they can make for a bad day!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTZ0N7VTDtY
You know, it just may be time to watch that again. Thanks.
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Please stay on topic.
So, how you do wipe sweat while riding?
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
Please stay on topic.
So, how you do wipe sweat while riding?
Next time, just ask the question without all the extra BS.
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
Please stay on topic.
So, how you do wipe sweat while riding?
Oh my, he's SERIOUS!

Just shake your head vigorously to get that drop of sweat off your nose.
Unless you're Pinocchio. Then, don't lie about your child support payments or you'll end up in the Breaking Away sequel.
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Seriously, if I'm riding fast, air flow takes care of trickling sweat. Otherwise, top of my sleeve. Generally, sweat in my face isn't much of a problem until I get off my bike and remove my helmet. Then it canflow into my eyes At the stage of riding you're at, this seems like a weird question. Losing a second here and there would seem to be the least of your issues..

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As long as you're moving forward, with any sufficient speed ( whether cycling, or on foot) airflow usually carries most of it away.
If you're locked in a head-to-head Sprint with another competitor, you pretty much ignore it. If you've reached the point where you are getting paid, or competing for class wins/ overall wins, you've learned how to tough it out.

For the case of most of us, it's more a case of a quick swipe with the back of the hand, than "wiping your face with your shirt". Most cyclng gloves have a swatch of absorbent material on the back of the thumb for just this purpose.
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Use la langue if long enough, extend bottom lip and EXHALE forcefully.
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A sweatband will help keep sweat out of the eyes.
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
how you do wipe sweat while riding?
I use a bandana kept in my far right jersey pocket.
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