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Old 06-28-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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anyone ride with a wet scarf?

I think I read about that somewhere. Maybe in that Proficent Motorcycling book by David Hough.

Anyway, dumping a liter of water down my jacket is giving me excessive jacket funk.

I was thinking, why not wrap a wet scarf around my neck for the 5pm ride home?

What material would be best? Anyone tried this?
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:17 PM   #2
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i plan just to get an underarmor wicking shirt and change shirts before i leave. w/ a mesh jacket that'll be enough for me.
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Interesting.. however the scarf may get dried or hot
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or fill a couple of plastic baggies with crushed ice and put them inside your jacket...
will be full of water when you get home but you should be dry. Fastline hands out the little baggies with ice at the grid for you to slide inside your leathers just before you go onto the track...I did not try it, but the guys who did said they really liked it.
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I was stuck like that one day. Bike turned off, me standing beside it in the HOV.

No one offered, can't say I blame them.

Anyway, I'm gonna get a silk scarf and try wetting it for evaporative cooling on the neck. My ride home is usually only 30 min, but comfort is comfort and I like it.
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or fill a couple of plastic baggies with crushed ice and put them inside your jacket...
will be full of water when you get home but you should be dry. Fastline hands out the little baggies with ice at the grid for you to slide inside your leathers just before you go onto the track...I did not try it, but the guys who did said they really liked it.
Thats a good idea. We have a ice machine that makes the soda fountain style ice.
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I like the ice bags idea better than the scarf....
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still going to try it
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I just got a "chill tie" from work, says u put it in water for 15 mins and the crystals inside. Will keep it cold for up to 48 hrs(doubt that long ) i havent uses it but im gonna try it, ill let u guys know how it works out... basically its a bandana sewed into a 2" wide 1 ft long scarf with some crystals in it.
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I saw these, Chilly Pad, at Bed,Bath/Beyond last week...they had one out to demo, it doesn't drip water and it felt very cool to the touch after being left out on the counter for a while....works friggin awesome. At about $12, I bought one.

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ODD enough as it is... I drink Hot coffe or Hot tea before a ride when it is warm outside. You'd be surprised at the effects. It actually keeps you cooler than drinking a cold drink before a ride due to your body adjusting to the outside temperature. I do that before I ride, then when I finish, I grab an ice cold drink.
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I was stuck like that one day. Bike turned off, me standing beside it in the HOV.

No one offered, can't say I blame them.

Anyway, I'm gonna get a silk scarf and try wetting it for evaporative cooling on the neck. My ride home is usually only 30 min, but comfort is comfort and I like it.
i guess i got lucky hov was blocked and a lady let me sit with her when she realized we werent going anywhere.
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Let's see... It's 230 degrees outside and you want to stay cool. Have you tried your car? If the AC is working you should stay pretty cool in it.
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I saw these, Chilly Pad, at Bed,Bath/Beyond last week...they had one out to demo, it doesn't drip water and it felt very cool to the touch after being left out on the counter for a while....works friggin awesome. At about $12, I bought one.

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Btw throwing your jacket and helmet in the ice coolers (gas stations) for five minutes is a life saver.
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