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 Post subject: It's a Helmet Question
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:22 pm 
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I went to the doctors' this morning to ask about a few things, (although none were sewage related thankfully).

The first medic wasn't sure what it was and went to get help. After a bit of discussion, the second doctor said, "I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is we have decided to name a disease after you..."

A slight exaggeration I will confess but they think I have 'Spring Eruption'. Ooh nasty.

The result is I have to wear a comedy hat. I mentioned cycling to the doctor, and one of them (a keen rider himself) said I must ditch the helmet and use a sort of David Gower headwear instead.

In the past, last year even, the lack of helmet on the road bike would not of worried me. Since the twins have experienced a surge of cycling interest, I am trying to set them a worthy example. Added to this the tragic (and avoidable?) death of that actress, I have been wearing one lately.

Can anyone suggest anything? I don't want a warm hat. Something thin, able to fit under the helmet and that doesn't make me look a dick! Too late I hear may cry!

I have tried my much loved Bula headband, but to cover my frazzled lugholes, I have to tie it over my eyes. Not good!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:30 pm 
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how about a thin headband thing ? ive seen ladies wearing them to keep their hair back

and for those wondering what it is . manky ears for juveniles ( google search :lol: )


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:35 pm 
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In winter I wear a tight fitting thinsulate beanie under my helmet to keep my bald heed warm - would that do the trick?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:53 pm 
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Buffs are thin and breathable, also not too warm if not doubled over.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:14 pm 
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perry wrote:
and for those wondering what it is . manky ears for juveniles ( google search :lol: )


Yeah, weird stuff. Apparently young boys with sticky out ears are most prone and even then it isn't common. I've always been proud of my ears. I could have been an 'ear model' if there was any call for such things. The website suggested growing your hair to cover the ears!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:03 pm 
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Iwasgoodonce wrote:
growing your hair to cover the ears!


Grow your ear hair, insulate them from the inside out.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:40 am 
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Go to a roadie bike shop (cross your fingers and dock your forelock as you go in)

Ask for a skullcap.

It's a thin fleece "hat" that fits snugly over your noggin, like a swimming cap. Get one with ear flaps (most have them) that you can fold down really easily over your lugholes, and flick back up when they warm up.

It'll be the best £10 you spend


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:06 pm 
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porkypaw wrote:
Buffs are thin and breathable, also not too warm if not doubled over.


And less likely to leave you looking like un plonquerr.

Versatile Buffularity for teh win every time!

OR........since it's not a hat per se te need, how about tryin' these:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Dr-Spock-Ears-Sta ... dZViewItem
Dare Ye!! :P


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:40 pm 
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This is what I have got

http://www.tauntonleisure.com/products/ ... ts_froogle

Looks a bit g*y in the photo here but works well. Good for my evening jog as well. Warm, protective but breathable being made from merino.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:34 am 
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Your name's Spring Eruption?!

Are you a porn star?


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