Always remember to wash your helmet

It was a bit of an ordeal tonight. I headed out to meet Ian for what’s quickly becoming our new usual route. It wasn’t raining much to start with, but it was pretty wet under tyre. However once we went our separate ways at the Pink House the rain got heavier. The mile long climb out of the valley is usually quite nice, but with the rain coming down it became a bit of a slog. The descent back into town was almost the worst bit, the standing water soaked me to the skin, I’m sure I wrung at least a pint out of each sock.

By far the worst part though was the fact that the rain nicely rehydrated the dried sweat in my helmet pads, and gave a constant stream of salty water down my face and into my nose and mouth. It was very very unpleasant, I’m having to force myself to wash the taste away with an emergency beer or three.

At least my front light lasted for a complete ride this time.

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30 Responses to Always remember to wash your helmet

  1. alex says:

    i’m actually being sick…. its everywhere.. floors, walls… yuk

  2. rich says:

    How do you thing I feel? I had to drink the stuff :(

  3. matt says:

    LOL, you can’t beat the smell of rehydrated sweat, rain water and usually a little bit of snot.. mmm

    Point to note, since using a bandana thing I rarely get soggy helmet pads, therefore not much dribbles down my face when it rains.

  4. Simon says:

    I avoid it by not going out in the rain. Glad the lights worked :)

  5. Mother says:

    As well as being a suitable candidate for “How Clean is Your House” perhaps it ought to be “How Clean is Your Helmet”……..

  6. matt says:

    and “You are what you Eat” ;)

  7. Steve says:

    Ferenc Puskas 1927-2006 RIP

  8. rich says:

    That’ll be the curse of HMHB striking again.

  9. Steve says:

    I can think of Rod Hull, who else?

  10. Steve says:

    Lev Yashin

  11. Simon says:

    This is getting silly :)

  12. Father says:

    Mornington Crescent? Or am I a bit previous?

  13. Steve says:

    Rich, would you like to enlighten people?

  14. rich says:

    If only you’d give me my Lev Yashin poster back
    Six months ago I returned your brown anorak
    But you keep forgetting
    And its far too upsetting
    So baby Ferenc Puskas to you, to you
    Baby Ferenc Puskas to you

    That doesn’t help much does it?

  15. Father says:

    Doesn’t float my boat!

  16. Simon says:

    Nor mine, not a huge HMHB fan.

  17. alex says:

    Aha… half man, half biscuit… i am familiar with their work… (not)

  18. Father says:

    Bourbons preferably. Or custard creams.

  19. rich says:

    Bring back Jestives.

  20. Mother says:

    Personally I liked Royal Scot but nobody makes them anymore.

  21. alex says:

    I like chocolate digestives

  22. Father says:

    Hob-nobs anyone?

  23. Simon says:

    Choccy digestives were on special offer in the coop today but I resisted.

  24. matt says:

    Was it the nuimber 72 or 71 bus?. which ever it was I’ve BEEN ON IT ;)

  25. alex says:

    I like the number 71 bus. It’s far superior to the number 72 in my opinion.