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Old 05-11-2010, 07:16 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by eatpasta
I wonder what its like to race in the SHADE all day long....

It may look shady and cool, but in reality it's 100 degrees in the shade and 99% humidity. Your goggles will fog up just from mild exertion, let alone huffing and puffing on the climbs or god forbid, you drop your bike on one of those hills shooting your heart rate to 190+. Last year at Flat Rock, my goggles were fogging badly in similar conditions and I even stopped for a few minutes while trying to pull the nose guard off them because it was hindering my breathing and catching on my helmet. I couldn't see shite. About that time I was wondering if I could install a tiny little fan on my goggles for some forced air circulation - it was like a sauna back in those woods. The low humidity of the desert would have been welcome.
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