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post #1 of 8 Old Jun 22nd, 2010, 3:48 pm Thread Starter
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Cool Idea for summer riding

Years ago I read in some cylce magazine the suggestion to put ice in your jacket pockets on hot days. I finally tried it on a hot trip this weekend over to Illinois. Both my wife and I put ice in zip lock bags and put it in each of the pockets of our textile riding jackets. Wow. It really worked well. Felt nice and cool.
Yep. It melted eventually and things got a bit damp in the jacket, but that was fine and added to the cooling effect. BTW, most convenience stores will let you take a cup of ice from their soda machine for about .25 if you need to replenish en route.

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Re: Cool Idea for summer riding

You know a fellow could go in all kinds of directions with this...but I better not.

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Re: Cool Idea for summer riding

Interesting. I've never done this, but I have read about it on this site. I thought the idea was to put ice directly in the pocket - no bag. Lots more melting onto you and your gear and clothing, but more evaporative effect.

Did I misunderstand how some people do this?

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Interesting. I've never done this, but I have read about it on this site. I thought the idea was to put ice directly in the pocket - no bag. Lots more melting onto you and your gear and clothing, but more evaporative effect.

Did I misunderstand how some people do this?
I think you could go either way. Both will help with the heat. One's just maybe a little more messy.

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Re: Cool Idea for summer riding

...Or you could use ice packs out the freezer (y'know, from cooler bags), though they may be bulkier and the idea of evaporating water does seem better.

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Re: Cool Idea for summer riding

Yep I've done that many times in the past.

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Re: Cool Idea for summer riding

I don't mean to throw cold water on your "invention", but I just arrived in Santa Barbara after riding across the desert from Vegas. Comfortably cool (and dry) in my Veskimo. I had to stop when I hit the coast and turn it off because it was too cool.

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Re: Cool Idea for summer riding

Yup, ice works and if you really try you can think of many places to put it.
I have a gel pad for my seat and sometimes when I'm traveling
I'll put the pad in my cooler for a while, last's about a half hour.

Many years ago I had a "rear end" problem (yes me, not the bike)
and I would put a ziplock half full of crushed ice under the gel pad
(to put the fire out) temporarily.

I've had that problem fixed since then,
Now I'm a perfect @sshole,
but then some of you already knew that!


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