Gay pride cycling cap

  • mykale

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    Aug 19, 2013 6:35 PM GMT
    Has anyone ever seen a gay pride cycling ca, like a real cycling cap not a baseball cap.
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    Aug 19, 2013 7:03 PM GMT
    You mean a cap like this, with small flip-up visor?


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    Haven't seen any with gay pride logos or rainbow devices. You might try getting a cloth rainbow or similar gay sew-on patch, and have it put onto a plain cycling cap.
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    Aug 21, 2013 1:07 AM GMT
    Sounds pretty cool, as long as it can be worn under a helmet.
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    Aug 21, 2013 2:00 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidSounds pretty cool, as long as it can be worn under a helmet.

    I always wear a helmet on my bike. But off the bike I need a cap, too, to cover the helmet hair.

    But do you know anything about this special cycling cap? I always wear just a baseball cap.
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    Aug 21, 2013 12:06 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    paulflexes saidSounds pretty cool, as long as it can be worn under a helmet.

    I always wear a helmet on my bike. But off the bike I need a cap, too, to cover the helmet hair.

    But do you know anything about this special cycling cap? I always wear just a baseball cap.
    I just keep my hair cut relatively short. No hair = no helmet hair. icon_lol.gif

    I know nothing about the cycling cap, but I'd sure wear one.
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    Aug 21, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidSounds pretty cool, as long as it can be worn under a helmet.
    ya it can and is made for, I call em helmet liners and I wear them year round under my helmet, I have a rain hat one as well ( I live in Seattle rains allot) made by showers pass.
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    Aug 21, 2013 3:07 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidYou mean a cap like this, with small flip-up visor?


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    Haven't seen any with gay pride logos or rainbow devices. You might try getting a cloth rainbow or similar gay sew-on patch, and have it put onto a plain cycling cap.
    exactly im thinking the "pride" colors like the tracer stripe down the middle, n says pride or somthing on the bill.
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    Aug 21, 2013 3:10 PM GMT
    mykale said
    ART_DECO saidYou mean a cap like this, with small flip-up visor?


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    Haven't seen any with gay pride logos or rainbow devices. You might try getting a cloth rainbow or similar gay sew-on patch, and have it put onto a plain cycling cap.
    exactly im thinking the "pride" colors like the tracer stripe down the middle, n says pride or somthing on the bill.

    Like I said you might have to create your own, using sew-on cloth patches or other fabric. A good place to look is on Cap Hill in Seattle.
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    Aug 21, 2013 9:50 PM GMT
    mykale said
    paulflexes saidSounds pretty cool, as long as it can be worn under a helmet.
    ya it can and is made for, I call em helmet liners and I wear them year round under my helmet, I have a rain hat one as well ( I live in Seattle rains allot) made by showers pass.
    That makes sense. The go cart track I used to go to made everyone wear helmet liners to keep the helmets sanitary.
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    Aug 21, 2013 10:05 PM GMT
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    mykale said
    paulflexes saidSounds pretty cool, as long as it can be worn under a helmet.
    ya it can and is made for, I call em helmet liners and I wear them year round under my helmet, I have a rain hat one as well ( I live in Seattle rains allot) made by showers pass.
    That makes sense. The go cart track I used to go to made everyone wear helmet liners to keep the helmets sanitary.

    Most bikers I know who like a liner just use a head scarf/bandana, much cooler than a hat and less bulky. But I want max cooling in South Florida, so I wear nothing under my helmet. Instead I buy helmets that have easily removable padding, that I can wash. Most bike helmets above entry econo level will offer that feature.
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    Aug 22, 2013 4:26 AM GMT
    I've never seen a gay pride cycling cap, but the World Champion stripes are close and there are plenty of companies who have incorporated that version of the rainbow into their caps:
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    Just search the internets for "world champion cycling cap" and you'll see what's out there.

    Or, you could go custom. Here's a source for that:
    http://www.walzcaps.com/caps_custom.html

    Check out their photostream on facebook that's linked on that page. It's full of examples of their custom caps. Maybe you could make a dozen or so and sell them to cover your costs.
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    Aug 22, 2013 11:02 AM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    paulflexes said
    mykale said
    paulflexes saidSounds pretty cool, as long as it can be worn under a helmet.
    ya it can and is made for, I call em helmet liners and I wear them year round under my helmet, I have a rain hat one as well ( I live in Seattle rains allot) made by showers pass.
    That makes sense. The go cart track I used to go to made everyone wear helmet liners to keep the helmets sanitary.

    Most bikers I know who like a liner just use a head scarf/bandana, much cooler than a hat and less bulky. But I want max cooling in South Florida, so I wear nothing under my helmet. Instead I buy helmets that have easily removable padding, that I can wash. Most bike helmets above entry econo level will offer that feature.
    My liner is removable/washable, but it's totally worn out...kinda happens when you ride 5-7 days a week. icon_lol.gif

    My next helmet will be a full face. Not because I'm that badass (yet), but because faceplants don't require high speed to do damage, especially when it's into a tree.
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    Aug 22, 2013 11:08 AM GMT
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    My next helmet will be a full face. Not because I'm that badass (yet), but because faceplants don't require high speed to do damage, especially when it's into a tree.


    And you're already skating on thin ice...icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 22, 2013 12:00 PM GMT
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    My next helmet will be a full face. Not because I'm that badass (yet), but because faceplants don't require high speed to do damage, especially when it's into a tree.

    I had a faceplant into pavement 6 years ago, wearing a standard road bike helmet. The helmet probably saved me from a concussion, but my eyeglass lens cracked (despite being thick polycarbonate prescription) and my face got scraped up. Also cracked some ribs and ripped my hand up. I had to host my ex-BF in 3 days for over a week, including a planned trip to a gay resort, sure slowed me down. icon_sad.gif

    But 2 helmets later I still use a standard road design, too hot here for full face, and too restrictive in traffic. I'm in a small minority already by wearing any bike helmet at all. I might consider one though, like I've had for my motorcycles, if I was riding off-road like you do, in cooler weather.
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    Aug 22, 2013 12:32 PM GMT
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    paulflexes said
    My next helmet will be a full face. Not because I'm that badass (yet), but because faceplants don't require high speed to do damage, especially when it's into a tree.

    I had a faceplant into pavement 6 years ago, wearing a standard road bike helmet. The helmet probably saved me from a concussion, but my eyeglass lens cracked (despite being thick polycarbonate prescription) and my face got scraped up. Also cracked some ribs and ripped my hand up. I had to host my ex-BF in 3 days for over a week, including a planned trip to a gay resort, sure slowed me down. icon_sad.gif

    But 2 helmets later I still use a standard road design, too hot here for full face, and too restrictive in traffic. I'm in a small minority already by wearing any bike helmet at all. I might consider one though, like I've had for my motorcycles, if I was riding off-road like you do, in cooler weather.
    Faceplant AND broken ribs...on pavement? Ouch!

    I actually feel much safer off-road, even at high speeds (my fastest recorded on the trail, so far, is 34.2 MPH). When riding on the road, I'm always nervous as fuck that someone will swerve and hit me from behind.

    As for the full face helmet in hot weather, I can drink more water to combat heat exhaustion...small price to pay to avoid a permanently disfigured face, worse than what it already is. icon_lol.gif
  • mykale

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    Aug 22, 2013 2:51 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    ART_DECO said
    paulflexes said
    My next helmet will be a full face. Not because I'm that badass (yet), but because faceplants don't require high speed to do damage, especially when it's into a tree.

    I had a faceplant into pavement 6 years ago, wearing a standard road bike helmet. The helmet probably saved me from a concussion, but my eyeglass lens cracked (despite being thick polycarbonate prescription) and my face got scraped up. Also cracked some ribs and ripped my hand up. I had to host my ex-BF in 3 days for over a week, including a planned trip to a gay resort, sure slowed me down. icon_sad.gif

    But 2 helmets later I still use a standard road design, too hot here for full face, and too restrictive in traffic. I'm in a small minority already by wearing any bike helmet at all. I might consider one though, like I've had for my motorcycles, if I was riding off-road like you do, in cooler weather.
    Faceplant AND broken ribs...on pavement? Ouch!

    I actually feel much safer off-road, even at high speeds (my fastest recorded on the trail, so far, is 34.2 MPH). When riding on the road, I'm always nervous as fuck that someone will swerve and hit me from behind.

    As for the full face helmet in hot weather, I can drink more water to combat heat exhaustion...small price to pay to avoid a permanently disfigured face, worse than what it already is. icon_lol.gif
    just be really careful because full faces can cause and neck injury, I use a neck brace when I use a full face. I understand though I did a face plant on a rock riding xc chipped a tooth split my lip hurt my hand and bruised my ribs and I was climbing when that happened lol
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    Aug 22, 2013 3:58 PM GMT
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    Faceplant AND broken ribs...on pavement? Ouch!

    I actually feel much safer off-road, even at high speeds (my fastest recorded on the trail, so far, is 34.2 MPH). When riding on the road, I'm always nervous as fuck that someone will swerve and hit me from behind.

    As for the full face helmet in hot weather, I can drink more water to combat heat exhaustion...small price to pay to avoid a permanently disfigured face, worse than what it already is. icon_lol.gif

    Yeah, I was on a borrowed bike, just before I bought my Cannondale. While riding on a residential street something stopped the front wheel dead, I still don't know what, it happened in a flash. I couldn't find anything loose on the bike afterwards, no road hazards, no indication what could have done it.

    In any case my left chest slammed into the handlebars as the bike went down, my hands out to break my fall but my face still striking the pavement. I was stunned on the ground for a few minutes, when a guy stopped on a motorcycle, asked if I was OK, and then phoned 911 over my objections.

    The ambulance arrived quickly, but I convinced them not to take me to the ER. For one thing I was on my way for my volunteer shift at the Gay & Lesbian Community Center, I didn't know how to secure my friend's bike in that neighborhood, plus they wouldn't have taken me to the VA hospital, too far away, and I knew the billing hassles I'd have afterwards from a civilian ER and ambulance service.

    So they patched me up and sent me on my way, surprisingly with no charges (I downplayed the pain), the bike still rideable, and I did my shift. But through that night I increasingly had trouble breathing due to chest pains, so next day I drove myself to the VA hospital for X-rays, and that's when they saw the cracked ribs.

    They also redressed my bandages and gave me some shots, and 2 days later I was in a convertible riding down the Florida Keys. Those ribs did make having sex a problem, I promise you, (at Island House for those who know it), took a good 6 months before the pain wasn't a daily nuisance, and limiting my biking.

    You may recall my solution for hydrating in the heat here is a Camelbak water backpack, for longer rides. Drinking water is indeed a safety issue, because dehydrating starts affecting reaction times and other mental functions, to the point where you're not fit to be out in traffic.