Friday, February 10, 2017

The Little Things: Bandannas

The Little Things is a series of posts about tiny and/or cheap travel items that I've learned to carry because they make my life so much easier.

I wear a bandanna under my helmet, tied like a do-rag. It serves two or three functions depending on the season:

1. It keeps my helmet liner clean. A clean liner means I don't have to wash it, which means I never have to fight with getting it back in correctly.

2. It keeps my hair less tangled. Even in a braid, my hair has a mind of its own, and the bandanna makes a difference at the end of a long day of riding.

3. It keeps my neck warmer in place in cold weather. Pulling the fleece up over my mouth and nose doesn't do any good if it comes right back down when I put the helmet on.

A bandanna also serves as a backup dish sponge, a rag for messy emergency bike work, or a tourniquet if the day really goes to shit. I keep several with me on long trips.

1 comment:

  1. Skipper, you have a gift for creating images in the mind! Loved the idea of the bandana being used as a tourniquet! Here's hoping it never comes to that. And Jen, the actual images are wonderful. Keep up the duet! Sounds like you are having a ball. Would love to be younger and have a go at it myself! Hugs, Sue