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Old 07-22-2009, 10:30 AM   #11716
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Headsweats makes some really nice cycling caps that keep the sweat out of my eyes.
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:14 AM   #11717
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Headsweats makes some really nice cycling caps that keep the sweat out of my eyes.

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Old 07-22-2009, 11:29 AM   #11718
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I don't take long rides like you guys, but I sweat like a fat bastard on my daily rides.

I have a headband, and that doesn't work too well. A bandana, as others have said, doesn't hold much.

What does work? Well, it looks goofy. I take a small microfiber towel, the kind you can get at REI, and roll it like a bandana. It's barely large enough to tie behind my head. When rolled up, it's kinda thick, so it has to ride low on your forehead to allow you to get your helmet on. And mine is a goofy green, so it looks odd.

But the darn thing doesn't drip, holds my sweat like a champ. Did I mention my body's like a lawn sprinkler? I'd moved away from the microfiber towel, hoping the headband would do the trick. But I'm about to move back.
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:35 AM   #11719
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Headsweats makes some really nice cycling caps that keep the sweat out of my eyes.
I have one of their skull cap thingys that helps, but doesn't solve the problem for me.
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:37 AM   #11720
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I have one of their skull cap thingys that helps, but doesn't solve the problem for me.
I'm looking at their website, and I can see how the skullcaps might help bald/shaved heads. But the headbands attached to them look pretty much like what I'm using right now.


EDIT: It's exactly what I use right now. A Headsweats sweatband. Drips into my right eye after 20-30 minutes, right on schedule.


The towel I'm talking about is a Packtowl. I use the medium, the 12" x 22". In green.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:19 PM   #11721
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Sweatband Alternative

Another option is Buff Headwear. http://www.buffwear.com/ I sweat a lot and to me these are the ultimate headband. I wear it like a beanie with 1/2 to 1 turn between layers. I use them religously at the gym, under my bike helmet and when working in the yard. The way I wear it I end up with two layers of Coolmax on my head soaking up the sweat. When I take it off I can wring out a steady stream of sweat. You can get them locally at a REI, motorcycle shops and outdoors stores. At the motorcycle shows they a bin of seconds/clearance that are extra cheap.

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I'm looking at their website, and I can see how the skullcaps might help bald/shaved heads. But the headbands attached to them look pretty much like what I'm using right now.


EDIT: It's exactly what I use right now. A Headsweats sweatband. Drips into my right eye after 20-30 minutes, right on schedule.


The towel I'm talking about is a Packtowl. I use the medium, the 12" x 22". In green.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:48 PM   #11722
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I'm off to attempt a five mile loop of offroad. Here's to my legs!
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:00 PM   #11723
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I'm off to attempt a five mile loop of offroad. Here's to my legs!
Go get em!

And for the sake of less sore legs tomorrow...stretch after.
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:35 PM   #11724
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BAck! Much easier today than it was on Monday. Bonus, it rained like mad yesterday so there were ton's of mud and water holes!

I'm going to strip off the spandex and soak for a bit
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:05 PM   #11725
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I never heard of the Halo before, but it definitely looks interesting. What I have seen, but always avoided because it looks kinda dorky, is the Sweat Gutr. Looks like it ought to work pretty well too. I've tried neither, but just wanted to throw another option in the mix.
I've used the GUTR, it simply routes the sweat out the side and down your face, but it stays out of the eyes.

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Old 07-23-2009, 08:24 AM   #11726
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I've used the GUTR, it simply routes the sweat out the side and down your face, but it stays out of the eyes.

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I actually ordered one of these since Amazon sells it and I had to buy some other stuff. I'll try it on the rollers first to see if a. it works and b. it's not too dorky
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:26 AM   #11727
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I actually ordered one of these since Amazon sells it and I had to buy some other stuff. I'll try it on the rollers first to see if a. it works and b. it's not too dorky
Its too dorky, but WTF?! if it helps with the waterfall of sweat, wear it!

Not NEARLY as bad as Askel's bibs over t-shirt tho!

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Old 07-23-2009, 08:30 AM   #11728
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Its too dorky, but WTF?! if it helps with the waterfall of sweat, wear it!

Not NEARLY as bad as Askel's bibs over t-shirt tho!

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Oh, it if works and I can wear it with a helmet, I'll wear it alright. Anyway, people will be too focused on Lycra stretching to breaking point on my ass to see it....
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:53 AM   #11729
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Not NEARLY as bad as Askel's bibs over t-shirt tho!

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Was talking to some coworkers yesterday-

"Hey Askel, we saw you out riding your bike the other day. What the fuck were you wearing?"

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Old 07-23-2009, 09:37 AM   #11730
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I've never adjusted a derailleur before. But I keep hearing a rubbing noise near the chainring. Is this something I should get instruction on before trying, or would YouTube instructional videos be sufficient? My bike is a stick cheapola K2 Zed.
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