After lunch with Heather I came home and prepared to try out some new hot weather gear. It came the day I got hit by the car. I got a neck cooler which is just one of those things you put in the freezer and than tie around your neck. It didn't cost much and I figure I'd give it a dry. The other purchase was more of a risk. You can read about it here: http://www.coolvest.com/RPCM_Cooling_Vest/Default.aspx
I had put the cool packs in the freezer to charge last evening. When I took them out they were the solid white color I was told to look for.
|Here they are on the kitchen counter.|
I placed them in the vest. The packs went in easily. The vest felt heavy until I got it on. I had hoped there would be less condensation with these packs than with other systems, and perhaps there was. That said these packs "sweat" quite a bit.
|Obviously not a profession model.|
I rode out to Castlewood State Park. It is one of my favorite places to ride to.
|We stopped in the Park for water and a couple of photos. This is my first photo of Billie since the panniers were removed.|
By the time I returned home I'd been wearing the vest for over two hours. I was still feeling some coolness from the vest as I waited at the last stop sign before pulling onto my street.
|After two hours there was still some charge left. I was impressed.|
Changing the subject slightly, it was great to get on the bike again. It is difficult for me to comprehend that just a few days ago I was hit by a car. I was indeed one very lucky cat.