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Old 07-05-20, 12:08 PM
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How is barge traffic? #EconomicIndicator


Are you a sensitive group?
I am an individual. Prolly not a good idea to be exerting one's self in the heat of the day. Acclimated or not it still feels like breathing through a wet towel.

In other news, I am going to cut my hair today. Lubed my chain yesterday and replaced a slow leaking tube in my front tire. Got an oil change and changed the air filter on the wife's car yesterday.

Need to get lawnmower gas and will fill up the wife's car while I am at it. Going to try and avoid a nap if possible.
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Old 07-05-20, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I don't mind the heat, per se, but riding (and every other activity) really becomes a pain once sweat starts getting in my eyes. Once it starts, which may not take very long, it plagues me the rest of the ride.

I may need to revisit the head sweats thing I've been wearing. It's not cutting it (though I'm unsure if anything will).

Oddly the sweat problem is much worse in my right eye. So I end up riding along squinting through one eye. It's a mess.
Try a Halo headband. Do it now and thank me later.
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No barges on the water.
Any Smoke on the Water?

#DeepPurple
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Old 07-05-20, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I don't mind the heat, per se, but riding (and every other activity) really becomes a pain once sweat starts getting in my eyes. Once it starts, which may not take very long, it plagues me the rest of the ride.

I may need to revisit the head sweats thing I've been wearing. It's not cutting it (though I'm unsure if anything will).

Oddly the sweat problem is much worse in my right eye. So I end up riding along squinting through one eye. It's a mess.
A few years ago I had Shingles in my right eye. Now I have lots of floaters in that eye and sweat, sunscreen, or even soapy water just burns like hell in that eye only.
When it gets bad on a ride it seems to help some to rinse it out with the water bottle.
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Old 07-05-20, 12:34 PM
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Any Smoke on the Water?

#DeepPurple
I think the water referred to in that song was Lake Geneva?
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Old 07-05-20, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I think the water referred to in that song was Lake Geneva?
Yup. It’s all historical references.

Worth a read: https://www.npr.org/sections/paralle...e-on-the-water
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Old 07-05-20, 12:50 PM
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Another hot and sweaty ride.
#YearOfNoSummer
SMFH
SMH
It was so humid today at 6 am, my whole bike was covered in a fine mist.
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Old 07-05-20, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
No barges on the water.
COVID must be hitting Cazenovistan hard. #Recession
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I am going to cut my hair today.
Hoo boy.
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Try a Halo headband. Do it now and thank me later.
Thank you.

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A few years ago I had Shingles in my right eye. Now I have lots of floaters in that eye and sweat, sunscreen, or even soapy water just burns like hell in that eye only.
When it gets bad on a ride it seems to help some to rinse it out with the water bottle.
I don't think it's sensitivity but rather asymmetric sweat flow. wut
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Try a Halo headband. Do it now and thank me later.
Slim, or regular?
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Old 07-05-20, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
Slim, or regular?
I use the regular.

Before the Halo, on hot humid rides I would often have stinging sweat in my eyes. The Halo solved it for me. I know some BF posters have said it does not work for them (maybe their sweat output is too high) and if that happens Plan B is the Sweat Gutr. But the Gutr has a hard piece of plastic as a channel which I suspect is uncomfortable, while the Halo uses soft comfortable silicone.
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Old 07-05-20, 01:02 PM
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Old 07-05-20, 01:10 PM
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I use the regular.

Before the Halo, on hot humid rides I would often have stinging sweat in my eyes. The Halo solved it for me. I know some BF posters have said it does not work for them (maybe their sweat output is too high) and if that happens Plan B is the Sweat Gutr. But the Gutr has a hard piece of plastic as a channel which I suspect is uncomfortable, while the Halo uses soft comfortable silicone.

I used a bandana the other day. It worked well but my head felt really hot. Does the halo help keep your head cool as well as absorb your sweats?
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Old 07-05-20, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I used a bandana the other day. It worked well but my head felt really hot. Does the halo help keep your head cool as well as absorb your sweats?
I don't think so. The Halo is for people who get sweat in their eyes. In your case the bandana may be adequate.
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Old 07-05-20, 01:17 PM
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Yup. It’s all historical references.

Worth a read: https://www.npr.org/sections/paralle...e-on-the-water
I performed at Montreux, BITD. We did not burn the place to the ground.
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COVID must be hitting Cazenovistan hard. #Recession
The canal does not go thru Cazenovistan. Pay attention.
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All this Halo talk got me thinking like



Of course, that's what I feel like riding around in my Giro Vanquish.

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All this Halo talk got me thinking like



Of course, that's what I feel like riding around in my Giro Vanquish.


thats an awesome looking helmet.
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Old 07-05-20, 01:37 PM
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I use the regular.

Before the Halo, on hot humid rides I would often have stinging sweat in my eyes. The Halo solved it for me. I know some BF posters have said it does not work for them (maybe their sweat output is too high) and if that happens Plan B is the Sweat Gutr. But the Gutr has a hard piece of plastic as a channel which I suspect is uncomfortable, while the Halo uses soft comfortable silicone.
Thanks! I also have a sweat cap thing I got from performance bike years ago and helps most of the time, but I sweat a lot and it only becomes a problem when it gets to contact lenses, which takes longer to clear out so I’m considering other options as well..
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Who's Symon? Is that gnome?
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That you, gnome?
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Who's Symon? Is that gnome?
I'm thinking yes.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
All this Halo talk got me thinking like

Of course, that's what I feel like riding around in my Giro Vanquish.
You need a HUD in the vanquish.

of course the vanquish would have been MUCH better if it was the Aston Martin kind...
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Mmmmm, carbs! Needs some butter and a little salami to make it a healthy meal.
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So 211 real miles this week. How many people are glad I ditched Strava?
That'd get you the last spot on the podium at this point.
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