Losing the helmet

gazmercer

Well-Known Member
Right, so today I ordered 2 cycling caps from Wiggle (Both of them are team ones Liquigas and HTC, not that that makes any difference). I am going to be ditching the helmet in favour of the caps while commuting to work.

With the warmer weather I have found my head sweats really badly with a helmet on.

It's gonna be a strange feeling not wearing a helmet but hopefully it'll be a bit cooler for me.

Anyone else ditching the helmet in the warmer weather ??
 

Kablinsky

New Member
Location
The Big E
I tried that a couple of years ago and promptly went into the back of a parked car. The helmet was straight back on for the next ride.
 

Cubist

Still wavin'
Location
Ovver 'thill
^^That's an interesting point, one which the helmet debaters may have missed..... we now have evidence that not wearing a helmet makes you lose the power to steer around inanimate objects. Someone will be along in a minute to start a flame war, as it appers Gaz has found a novel way of kicking off a helmet thread by the backdoor....:tongue:
 

NigC

New Member
Location
Surrey
I can't say I've ever had a problem with sweat while wearing the helmet. I have had problems with a sweaty back thanks to the backback, which is pretty horrible if I'm in a hurry :tongue:

Maybe your helmet doesn't provide enough airflow through the holes?
 

gary r

Guru
Location
Camberley
i always wear mine now,a few years ago i was cycling back from the pub with my mate who had a bike shop at the time, he clipped the kerb performed a perfect forward roll and headbutted the corner of a wall,The nurse said " wouldnt have been so bad if you were wearing a helmet on" his reply was " ive got a bloody shop full of helmets" I would just feel a fool cracking my head open, with my helmet hanging in the garage at home.
 

Moodyman

Guru
Always wear mine. I don't find them that sweaty to be honest as their vented.

You're not wearing one of them skateboard type helmets are you Gaz?
 

numbnuts

Legendary Member
Location
North Baddesley
With the warmer weather I have found my head sweats really badly with a helmet on
what about the TdF riders and they are riding much harder than you
 

BigSteev

Senior Member
I wear a cycling cap most of the time as it absorbs the sweat and stops it dripping into my eyes. No helmet swap involved though as I never* wear them.

*unless on a track or somewhere where they are obligatory.
 

Kablinsky

New Member
Location
The Big E
Cubist said:
^^That's an interesting point, one which the helmet debaters may have missed..... we now have evidence that not wearing a helmet makes you lose the power to steer around inanimate objects.
It may have been the cap or the hangover. The jury is still out on that one. All I know is that I looked up the road and spotted the parked car in the distance then what seemed like a couple of seconds passed before there was a bumber looming under the peak of the cap :tongue:.
 
I stopped wearing my helmet entirely due to sweatiness and general discomfort. Then I got a different helmet (Spesh Chamonix, recommended somewhere on here) et vola no more sweaty head.
 
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