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Ugggh

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Today I rode my bike across town to get some stuff done. I was nearly done with my task, and my stomach was feeling really shitty (Literally), and had to go sit on the pot twice, so I decided I better get the hell home quick before I actually get sick. So then I had to ride my wonderful SF with taught suspension across the damn pot-holed city streets in 95 F (temp read in the shade) baking sun. I felt like I was going to puke in my helmet, and I felt every bump on the way home (and it normally doesn't bother me). By the time I got home, 20 minutes later, my bike was still at only 5 bars on the heat guage, but it felt like it was a convection oven roasting me alive, with an extra hot warming plate under my ass, stewing my insides for good measure. I took off my thankfully non-puke filled helmet, and discovered that my entire head was drenched with sweat, then my liberally perforated white leather jacket, and it was just as wet. Thank God there wasn't a traffic jam as well, or I might not have made it home.

This is basically the one time in the last 2 1/2 years of owning my SF, that I have hated riding it. I should have driven the cage instead...Ugggh
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All this thread needs is some whining about fueling and gearing problems and they would all be the same. :D

I wonder if you could successfully clean vomit out of your helmet without leaving a smell. I think I would just pitch it. Yuk!
 

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Riding when ill is no fun, so props for getting home without puking. I've ridden in stifling South Georgia heat many years and thankfully never when ill. Yep, sweated myself silly, but always mindful to be topped off with water in the body. It's "easier" when you're conditioned for it and not thrown into the fires of hell from mild weather.
 

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It is possible to get puke from inside a helmet - as long as the pads come out and you don't mind lysol, febreeze, and laundry detergent smell for a while.

I know IL has a "No Helmet" law - but my job requires I wear one. Stuck in traffic, downtown Chicago, middle of August. I could not get my gloves off in time to get my helmet off.

I got rid of the helmet prior to the next riding season.
 

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I have to agree - had to look twice though as that looked like my helmet. LOL
 
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