BENTS WITH HATS!!! ~~~ I told you so!!! ^U^

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by DougC, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. DougC

    DougC Guest

    A while back there was a discussion of proper headgear while riding, and
    I commented that I was pondering acquiring a western sun hat such as this-
    > http://www.villagehatshop.com/sunbody_gus.html

    .....because the only reason I have found I needed a helmet anymore is to
    prevent sunburns at the hairline, or where the sweatband rubs off the
    sunscreen on my forehead.

    When I dared to post my aspirations, some doubted the practicality of
    such costume for the activity at hand.

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    Behold!! -a screen shot of a page from the Challenge website:
    http://www.norcom2000.com/users/dcimper/assorted/inanities/recumbent/general/stuff/common.html
    alternate if above gets mangled:
    http://tinyurl.com/2nkdlr

    (I had to use a screenshot, because the top image starts randomly and
    then rotates through a selection each time you refresh the page)

    Note our two intrepid riders, wearing very-obviously-non-bicycling hats.
    Shockingly enough-
    One has even taken off their helmet, in order to wear their hat (I
    should post this to the cycling advocacy board at BikeForums, just to
    see all the ninnies go into pissy-fits).
    PLUS,
    they are riding on the wrong side of the road!!!
    PLUS PLUS,
    the rider on the right may very well be riding NAKED, what with all the
    clothing draped over the rear pack. There's no frontal shot in the mix,
    so perhaps we may never know.
    --------
    What with this latest development, I plan to resume with my
    alternate-headgear riding aspirations (-as for the riding naked thing, I
    would first need to find and buy another much smaller hat-).
    ~
     
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  2. Hull 697

    Hull 697 New Member

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    1> Make sure the one you buy has a neck strap or you'll lose it on those speedy downhills.

    2> They do not appear to be very aero.

    3> Should you post at BikeForums, post the link so we can enjoy the uproar without having to sift through lots of upwrong verbosity.

     
  3. Doug Cimper wrote:
    > ...
    > PLUS,
    > they are riding on the wrong side of the road!!!


    Based on the sign to left, I think not. More likely they are in a
    Commonwealth island country that rides on the left.

    Is that a UK sign?

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  4. Martin Dann

    Martin Dann Guest

    Tom "Johnny Sunset" Sherman wrote:
    > Doug Cimper wrote:
    >> ...
    >> PLUS,
    >> they are riding on the wrong side of the road!!!

    >
    > Based on the sign to left, I think not. More likely they are in a
    > Commonwealth island country that rides on the left.
    >
    > Is that a UK sign?


    Not as far as I am aware, it looks more like an antipodean
    road to me.

    http://tinyurl.com/2nkdlr
     
  5. DougC

    DougC Guest

    Hull 697 wrote:
    > 1> Make sure the one you buy has a neck strap or you'll lose it on those
    > speedy downhills.
    >
    > 2> They do not appear to be very aero.
    >
    > 3> Should you post at BikeForums, post the link so we can enjoy the
    > uproar without having to sift through lots of upwrong verbosity.
    >
    > DougC
    > One has even taken off their helmet, in order to wear their hat (I
    > should post this to the cycling advocacy board at BikeForums, just to
    > see all the ninnies go into pissy-fits).
    >
    > ~[/QUOTE Wrote:
    >
    >


    Done!

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?p=5157121#post5157121
     
  6. Peter Clinch

    Peter Clinch Guest

    Martin Dann wrote:
    > Tom "Johnny Sunset" Sherman wrote:
    >> Doug Cimper wrote:
    >>> ...
    >>> PLUS,
    >>> they are riding on the wrong side of the road!!!

    >>
    >> Based on the sign to left, I think not. More likely they are in a
    >> Commonwealth island country that rides on the left.
    >>
    >> Is that a UK sign?

    >
    > Not as far as I am aware, it looks more like an antipodean road to me.


    Another point of it being Not The UK is the weather is such that wide
    brimmed sun hats seem appropriate...

    Pete.
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  7. Peter Clinch, an IT Medical Physics Officer, wrote:
    > Martin Dann wrote:
    >> Tom "Johnny Sunset" Sherman wrote:
    >>> Doug Cimper wrote:
    >>>> ...
    >>>> PLUS,
    >>>> they are riding on the wrong side of the road!!!
    >>> Based on the sign to left, I think not. More likely they are in a
    >>> Commonwealth island country that rides on the left.
    >>>
    >>> Is that a UK sign?

    >> Not as far as I am aware, it looks more like an antipodean road to me.

    >
    > Another point of it being Not The UK is the weather is such that wide
    > brimmed sun hats seem appropriate...


    Don't you have 4 or 5 days a year in the UK where sun hats would be
    appropriate?

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    A Real Cyclist [TM] keeps at least one bicycle in the bedroom.

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  8. Peter Clinch

    Peter Clinch Guest

    Tom "Johnny Sunset" Sherman wrote:

    > Don't you have 4 or 5 days a year in the UK where sun hats would be
    > appropriate?


    That'll be last week, at least as seems to be the case for this, errrr,
    "summer"...

    Pete.
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    Tel 44 1382 660111 ext. 33637 Univ. of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital
    Fax 44 1382 640177 Dundee DD1 9SY Scotland UK
    net [email protected] http://www.dundee.ac.uk/~pjclinch/
     
  9. Bauwe Geit

    Bauwe Geit Guest

    Martin Dann wrote:

    > Tom "Johnny Sunset" Sherman wrote:
    >> Doug Cimper wrote:
    >>> ...
    >>> PLUS,
    >>> they are riding on the wrong side of the road!!!

    >>
    >> Based on the sign to left, I think not. More likely they are in a
    >> Commonwealth island country that rides on the left.
    >>
    >> Is that a UK sign?

    >

    The picture was made in Australia.

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  10. Hull 697

    Hull 697 New Member

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    Well, that is a pretty good discussion over there generally. So far anyway.

    My two cents - because I also sail - sun protection is high on my list. From the other discussion I'd like to remark that BullFrog is the best sunscreen I have found. Even for a copious sweater like myself it works far longer than the other brands. BIG PLUS it does not seem to attract wasps, bees and hornets like some brands.

    For head wear, check out these. I wear the adams beachcomber (sailing) and the extreme vacationer (yard work) both do a good job of sun protection and once soaked with sweat the back flap even provides some cooling.

    See these and other sailing tested (read: can handle wind) headwear here:

    http://www.coralreefsailing.net/hats_main?start=0

    This site often has wicking shirts with collars for sale too. A really fun thing to wear to a DF dominated weekend ride. Collars seem to set them off almost as much as a comfortable bicycle!:D
     
  11. Peter Clinch <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Tom "Johnny Sunset" Sherman wrote:
    >
    > > Don't you have 4 or 5 days a year in the UK where sun hats would be
    > > appropriate?

    >
    > That'll be last week, at least as seems to be the case for this, errrr,
    > "summer"...
    >
    > Pete.


    hasn't been that bad, i've certinaly used the old straw hat a fair bit,
    not as much as last year but then i had a outside job.

    roger
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