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Argh.... need ideas to keep my noggin warm

Old 01-06-16, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by dcsix View Post
Naturally, that was my thought. Do they have a washcloth at the hospital? Or a rag from the custodian-perhaps a clean one? A surgical glove stretched over your head and blown up Howie Mandel style? That would give you a nice insulating layer of air, and you'd look great too.
The surgical ward throws away blue towels by the truckload.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
As long as it is above 32 degrees outside, there is no real danger to anything, fingers, toes, or ears.

One can talk about wind chill all one wants, but if it is above freezing, it won't freeze.

Your ears might feel cold. But, they're not going to turn crispy an fall off.
True, but my ears get cold, hence my linking to protect them.
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Old 01-06-16, 10:39 PM
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Stop by ortho and talk them out of about a foot of the stockinette that is used under casts. The stretchy knit material comes in tubes of different diameters and they should have some for thigh size casts. Just get about 12" of it and fold it on itself to create a 6" double-layer. Put it on like a skull cap and all but the very top of your head will be nice and warm, ears included.
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Old 01-07-16, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by exime View Post
Don't they give condoms away at the hospital? You could stretch that over your head too.
Then they would call him a dick head
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Old 01-07-16, 08:32 AM
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Went without anything on my head last night but my helmet. Gotta say, it wasn't very comfortable. By the time I got home I felt like I had an ear infection. Lots of ascending and descending here. The descending really sucked. Ear infection feeling went away after about an hour or so.
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Just drape a hand-towel under the helmet and straps, over your ears. But I agree with others that it's not generally speaking an issue above 30° for an hour or less, other than possibly discomfort.
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Originally Posted by kevmk81 View Post
Went without anything on my head last night but my helmet. Gotta say, it wasn't very comfortable. By the time I got home I felt like I had an ear infection. Lots of ascending and descending here. The descending really sucked. Ear infection feeling went away after about an hour or so.
the reason I suggested plastic wrap from the kitchen:

I learned here on the BF about using a cheap clear motel style shower cap over a helmet. it's great for rain, snow wind, etc. I even use it in the spring and fall when it's not extremely cold or raining. in addition to a headband, knit hat, skullcap or other cycling specific wear, the clear cheap motel style shower cap allows the helmet's reflectors to still work and you can easily grab it and whip off while riding if you get too warm. it's practically invisible and stretches perfectly w/o any tufted look at the edges. anyway, next time you stay in a hotel grab one and bring it home. give it a try

I don't have a pic of mine but I just found these. I guess you can wear it directly on your head too, but I wouldn't cuz of how I sweat. I wear mine over my brim

http://i.imgur.com/XvdBN.jpg
http://pedalprecision.com/wp-content...shower-cap.jpg
http://www.starfirefarm.com/ride/wp-...n_DSCN3035.jpg

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
the reason I suggested plastic wrap from the kitchen:

I learned here on the BF about using a cheap clear motel style shower cap over a helmet. it's great for rain, snow wind, etc. I even use it in the spring and fall when it's not extremely cold or raining. in addition to a headband, knit hat, skullcap or other cycling specific wear, the clear cheap motel style shower cap allows the helmet's reflectors to still work and you can easily grab it and whip off while riding if you get too warm. it's practically invisible and stretches perfectly w/o any tufted look at the edges. anyway, next time you stay in a hotel grab one and bring it home. give it a try

I don't have a pic of mine but I just found these. I guess you can wear it directly on your head too, but I wouldn't cuz of how I sweat. I wear mine over my brim

http://i.imgur.com/XvdBN.jpg
http://pedalprecision.com/wp-content...shower-cap.jpg
http://www.starfirefarm.com/ride/wp-...n_DSCN3035.jpg
Wow, I'm a proponent of Saran Wrap chest wind block but you are really a show cap evangelist!
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lol yeah I guess so
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I have used newspaper & papertowels in a pinch.
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