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What's up with the hats?

Miranda2010-05-02 12:31:32 +0000 #1
OK, this is a mindless

fashion question I see in spin class (and with runners sometimes), but I just don't get it ...

Why do people wear baseball caps in spin class?

Some of the instructors and participants do this at my gym. At first, I thought maybe it was a non-cyclist spinning only thing. But, one of the instructors is a tri-ath also. Now, for outside running I can see the hat would shade your face from the sun, so ok... that I get.

I can see the purpose of the hat maybe keeping your hair out of your face, but that's about it. I use a combo of hair barrets and ponytail holders for that. I look like I'm 6 years old, but so what. The room is dark, and we are working it from the neck down anyway.

My head literally looks like someone has poured a bucket of water on me when I'm done spinning. I would think the hat would just add to the heat. This would be one of the reasons why I paid extra for my Giro Pneumo helmet... more ventilation, less head heat.

Adding clothing layers on your head in a hot environment though???... what gives?



bmccasland2010-05-02 12:43:26 +0000 #2
Miranda - can't answer your fashion question.

BUT yesterday while riding the levee, I saw a lady on a road bike (there are all classes of riders on the levee) wearing a straw brimmed ballcap thing, under her bike helmet. I imagine it's to keep the sun out of her eyes, but my helmet came with a little visor, and riding a road bike, my head is down enough that I don't get sun in my eyes. Besides that's what the spiffy biker-shades are for.

Straw hat under the helmet looked really silly.
makbike2010-05-02 13:13:50 +0000 #3
The hat acts as a sweat band.
KnottedYet2010-05-02 13:49:27 +0000 #4

what Makbike said.
Trek4202010-05-02 14:14:54 +0000 #5
Shouldn't they wear cycle beanies?
Grits2010-05-02 13:09:56 +0000 #6
+1 on the sweatband

Also, I have short, layered, wavy hair that looks like crap when I get up. I very often just put on a baseball cap before I go do a spin class because I want to cover it up. I pull my hair in a little bitty ponytail through the little open space in the back. It looks lovely.

mimitabby2010-05-02 12:52:48 +0000 #7
my DH wears a little cap often because it keeps his unruly hair under control. And when he takes it off, it looks like he combed his hair!!!
Zen2010-05-02 13:38:03 +0000 #8

Originally Posted by Miranda

Why do people wear baseball caps in spin class?

Because they're so hip and happnin'

They also pretend they're riding a fixie



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