Keeping sweat out of your eyes



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Frank Krygowski

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LioNiNoiL_a t_N e t s c a p E_D 0 T_N e T wrote:

> Nope, completely different. Mine is a white, rubbery half-loop about
> 15mm wide that goes only across the forehead, held in place by an
> adjustable elastic band 'round the back of the head. The half-loop has a
> cross-section shaped like a narrow "U" and rectangular holes on the
> forehead side, through which the sweat passes, to be channeled to the
> temples.


That's the one that doesn't work at all for me.

Maybe it depends on how much you sweat - in my case, a lot.


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Dave Stallard

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Alex Rodriguez wrote:

> A head band also works well.


Well, I bought a Pearl Izumi handband (though WTF they made it *white*,
I'll never know), and have been using it with apparent success.

But the bigger heat-management news is this. I finally got a sleeveless
jersey. Duh! Why didn't I think of that before? With that airflow
under your armpits, it's almost like having AC! In fact, sometimes it's
almost too cool. Woo-hoo! Problem solved!

Dave
 
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The Real Bev

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Dave Stallard wrote:
>
> Alex Rodriguez wrote:
>
> > A head band also works well.

>
> Well, I bought a Pearl Izumi handband (though WTF they made it *white*,
> I'll never know), and have been using it with apparent success.


White is a good marketing color -- soon it will turn grey and you will
have to buy another one or look like an unkempt slob.

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Richard Stanz

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Dave Stallard <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> I have a big problem with this on longer, hotter rides. Sweat gets runs
> into my eyes or onto my sunglasses. I remember seeing a product
> advertised that was a loop you wore around your forehead and down your
> back; the idea was that sweat would run off down your back that way.
> Like a rain gutter, in essence.
>
> Does anybody know what this was called, and where you can get it? Or
> have alternate techniques for coping with this annoying problem?
>
> Dave


I've had good luck with a cool-max do-rag. I like the Headsweats
"Shorties". A bit pricy, but they work. An added bonus is that they
also keep your helmet lining from getting soggy.

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(Pete Cresswell)

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RE/
>But the bigger heat-management news is this. I finally got a sleeveless
>jersey. Duh! Why didn't I think of that before? With that airflow
>under your armpits, it's almost like having AC!


I had the same revelation this year. Liked it so much I got two of 'em.

Next thing I stumbled onto was one-day-disposable contact lenses. Before that,
on hot days, I was always hasseled when sweat would drip over the lenses of my
glasses.

With the contacts, it's great - too hot? Just grab a water bottle and pour some
on my head/shoulders.
--
PeteCresswell
 
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jmoreno

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I have been using Halo headbands. they seem to work. I also have moved the
foam pads in my helmet and that may also be a difference. Seems like the
foam collects sweat and when saturated, spills the sweat to my eyes.

Dave Stallard wrote:

> I have a big problem with this on longer, hotter rides. Sweat gets runs
> into my eyes or onto my sunglasses. I remember seeing a product
> advertised that was a loop you wore around your forehead and down your
> back; the idea was that sweat would run off down your back that way.
> Like a rain gutter, in essence.
>
> Does anybody know what this was called, and where you can get it? Or
> have alternate techniques for coping with this annoying problem?
>
> Dave
 

Provence1971

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Dave Stallard said:
I have a big problem with this on longer, hotter rides. Sweat gets runs
into my eyes or onto my sunglasses. I remember seeing a product
advertised that was a loop you wore around your forehead and down your
back; the idea was that sweat would run off down your back that way.
Like a rain gutter, in essence.

Does anybody know what this was called, and where you can get it? Or
have alternate techniques for coping with this annoying problem?

Dave

I wear a Union Jack bandana myself. Works wonders and goes rather nicely with my red, white and blue club team kit
:p
 
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DaveH

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Dave Stallard <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> I have a big problem with this on longer, hotter rides. Sweat gets runs
> into my eyes or onto my sunglasses. I remember seeing a product
> advertised that was a loop you wore around your forehead and down your
> back; the idea was that sweat would run off down your back that way.
> Like a rain gutter, in essence.
>
> Does anybody know what this was called, and where you can get it? Or
> have alternate techniques for coping with this annoying problem?
>
> Dave


Dave,

I am an expert in this. Here in Oman we are regularly riding in 45deg
C + conditions so we know what works.

You are all getting far too technical! You fold up a bandana and wear
that. I fold it into about 2 inch wide and tie that around my head so
that it fits under my helmet. Make sure the knot at the back goes
below the plastic at the back of the helmet.

This works fine, although on particularly hot rides when I raise my
eyebrows a trickle of sweat may run down into my eyes.

Got my bandanas in the $2 shop in NZ (<US$1).

By the way I think the record is 9 bottles of water in a 2 hour ride.

I also use a bandana while running.

Regards,
Dave