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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.
That makes sense to me - I figured they wouldn't really help too much.
I used to work there - great store - great owners- they really take care of their employees. They now have an online store if you are not in the bay area.
Everyone I've ever dealt with there was friendly and helpful.
WHat does he really think about the halo. I haven't ordered, but I really need something.
Well, this thread and my increasing gut have inspired me to dust off my 1994 Cannondale m600. That bike took me to some crazy places, including several 12 miles of Hell races at Ft. Sill, and some nice points standings in the Missouri Norba Jr Sport and Expert classes. Even ran a few races down in Arkansas and Kansas...
I stopped riding, because of all things, depression. I was a mildly successful offroading until my girlfriend dumped me. Lame I know, but it killed the urge to spin off my daily 20 in teh morning and 20 in the evening because my mind would wander too much...
Fast forward to today, I about died riding 5 miles on road with my bike. My ACL reconstructed knee is seeming to cope well with the low impact spinning. I was mildly impressed that although my lungs and legs both gave out on me, my form was still good and the bike still fits well. I did move my seat forward a mm but it still hurts my ass....I think that's got to do with the weight I've put on since my knee injury two years ago.
So, collective huge ass bicycle thread on ADV, does anyone have an old square tapered crankset they'd be willing to part with? I was dropping the chain every time I stood on the pedals. Talk about forcing a guy to spin...
I took off my Ritchie pedals since I don't have shoes for the cleats. But I found a pair of those crappy nylon pedals from a huffy to put on there for free. It works and I don't go click, click click when I roll in to work in the mornings.
Oh, I'm commuting to work by bicycle now. DOn't get too excited, it's only three blocks away. However, after work, it's only 3 blocks and I'm on Snowball riding miles and miles of singletrack, fireroads and chat piles. Great fun I must say...
Now, if my damn chain would quit popping off everytime i torqued down.
My dad has the same problem only thing that works for him is a sweat band made out of sponge wrings it out 10x a day or more when we are working. Pretty gross, but my pits sweat more...
perhaps this is a bit more stylish...or these
Not exactly. After riding 2000 miles in el-cheap Insport, I ordered a couple of pairs of Louis Garneau...and they are Made in the USA!
Huge difference in fit, performance, quality, etc. I got the LG on sale at Nashbar for about 40 bucks. Worth every penny.
I have the same problem. The easiest solution was to wear a headband low on the forehead, but to be honest, I really don't like it.
Today I bought a Fox helmet from REI specifically because it appears to have a really good velcro'd in forehead band.
I went on a 20 mile mostly tarmac ride on the mtb using the new helmet this afternoon and sweat stayed out of my eyes. Tomorrow will be the real test.
I've spent the last week working odd 12 hour 1/2 nights/1/2 days, then most of the afternoon test riding bikes all around chicago. I don't think I'm going to come out ahead on the money on this trip.
I'll ask next time I see him, but like I said- I've NEVER seen him riding a bike without it.
I typically wear a bandana under my helmet, and my gloves have a terrycloth top which works well for a quick wipe here and there. Need something a little better for longer rides, though.
I've only been doing < 2 hour rides this year, and it's been a cooler summer than most, so it hasn't been a real issue for me
Thanks Askel. My biggest problem is that when it gets to my eyes the salt in my sweat just about blinds me and then my contacts burn for quite some time. I always wear eye gear of some type, even if it is just clear safety glasses, because I have had too many bugs in the eyes in the last 45 years that I know better now.
Bandanas work for a while, but they don't last long enough, and sweat bands I have never liked because the bandana works about 300% better and longer for me.
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.
Headsweats makes some really nice cycling caps that keep the sweat out of my eyes.
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.
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.
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.
I'm off to attempt a five mile loop of offroad. Here's to my legs!