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Another reason not the wear a helmet

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Twenty Inch, 24 Sep 2007.

  1. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    My commuting buddy Tim told me this morning that the rain was washing "a year's worth of sweat" out of his helmet and into his mouth.

    Eeeyuuuu!
     
  2. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Mmm. I probably should look at replacing mine soon. I seem to have some green mould growing on the padding. Yummy!:biggrin:
     
  3. pete236uk

    pete236uk Active Member

    I hate wearing a helmet
     
  4. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    LOL! I had a spectacular crash in Hyde Park off my skates yesterday after the Freewheel. No helmet, and I hit my head. Not very hard mind you, so a helmet wouldn't have helped. Bit of road rash on my knees though.
     
  5. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Welcome Pete. An interesting first post.....:biggrin:
     
  6. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Ah but if you were wearing your helmet, you would have saved your knees from road rash....... I think:wacko::biggrin:
     
  7. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Ah, the possibly infamous Thompson Rivera Thompson study?
     
  8. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    same here. i'm in two clubs, in one they all wear a helmet ,in the other most don't.
     
  9. gazzaputt

    gazzaputt New Member

    Location:
    Bexley, Kent
    Take the helmet into the shower with you and hey presto clean and fresh.
     
  10. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    I always take my helmet into the shower with me :biggrin: :biggrin:
     
  11. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    The foam pads in my Giro Havoc are velcro'ed on, so I just peel them off, rinse them out and put them back on.

    If you're really smelly, wash them under the tap, wring them out a bit so that they're still reasonably damp and then microwave for 2 minutes. Kills the bacteria that make the smell.

    I also microwave my Buffs if I've been extra sweaty and wet; saves washing them too excessively !!
     
  12. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Yes I wasn't really going to change my helmet just because it got a little mouldy (oo-er!!). I've grown attached to my fungus!!:biggrin:

    Seriously though I hadn't thought of putting them in the microwave. Good idea. I'll just have to do that when the wife isn't looking....
     
  13. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    Haha mikey - I made a fool of myself saying hello to you at the freewheel, only it wasn't you!

    I saw a skater bombing along, and as I caught him saw that his skates look much like the ones in your avatar.

    He didn't seem too please when I asked him if he was BentMikey, but saw the funny side when I explained :biggrin:
     
  14. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Hehehehe, sorry Jacomus. It's a pity I didn't get to say hello, and I should have told you to call me LS-Mike. :biggrin:

    Video of the freewheel coming up shortly, it's just rendering now, then I'll need to upload it.
     
  15. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London