Buff under your helmet in the heat
Couldnt manage without one. Although I am insufficiently coiffed to have natural protection / wicking.
Keeps the bugs from crawling on / biting my scalp when they get sucked in the vents too.
Oh and stops the old ‘tiger stripes’ tan which can be quite embarrassing.Posted 4 years agodibboidMember
Me too…. I thought I was the only one daft enough to layer up on top but I do it too Wick the sweat away from my eyes too. I do the “turn it inside out then pull it through itself” trick to turn it into a bandanna.
When I stop for a rest I move the wet front bit too somewhere else and have a dry bit at the front. Good to carry on. 😀Posted 4 years agobigbadbobMember
Yes it really works. I did not believe that wearing my buff under my helmet in the 30 degrees heat, when riding the Pennine X a couple of weeks ago would actually keep my head from exploding. Well it did. The feeling is snug, but that is about it. I did not feel very hot at all.Posted 4 years ago
Probably a wee ‘Dark Art’ of cycling that I never new. But please try it, it works.bigdeanSubscriber
If you plan your route properly soaking the buff the the various streams and water troughs is great on a hot day.
The one 2/3 up the roman road has saved overheating on more than once.
Strangly i’ve gone to seat band on the wrist on give on any headbands/ buffs, they only last 20mins max before the’re soaked.Posted 4 years agobigbadbobMember
Glad to hear that some new folk will try the buff thing. I could not believe it worked well for me, and so now will always use one.
No one has got back to me with the glasses though. It was before the road section, that is where he noticed they had gone. 🙁 Still living in hope though.Posted 4 years ago
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