I hope no one is cycling home today in the heat

Re: I hope no one is cycling home today in the heat

Postby cp123 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:41 am

http://www.kooltubes.com.au/

something a bit like these. a lot of horse riders wear them. the ones i'm referring to don't actually look like that but are of a similar idea.
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by BNA » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:34 pm

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Re: I hope no one is cycling home today in the heat

Postby mikedufty » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:34 pm

A guy I used to work with doing motorcycle courier work would stick his helmet in a chest freezer at lunchtime on 40 degree days in Perth. He reckoned it was great, probably not as effective with a bicycle helmet.

I made do with evaporative cooling, I installed a car windscreen washer unit so I could spray myself with water while riding, that could work on a bicycle.
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Re: I hope no one is cycling home today in the heat

Postby DavidS » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:10 pm

On really hot days I carry an extra water bottle and just pour cold water over myself when I feel too hot. I partially freeze water bottles all year round, I like my water cold. I also remove the helmet for the last few KMs as I consider it a health and safety hazard in extremely hot weather, it makes my head too hot through lack of ventilation.

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