I'ts a known fact that the head gives off the most body heat. So why let your helmet restrict how your head gives off heat? Here's a simple 10 minute tip to help keep your head cool in the dog-days of summer.
Tools: yourself, scissors, fishing string(any lb. test), duct tape, helmet w/ removable lining
1st- Set your helmet on a table. Now take out the lining. It's now a good time to run these through the washer if they're dirty.
2nd- Cut some small pieces of duct tape and hang them off the edge of your table. Cut some pieces of string about 12in in length. Tie a loop on one end of your string, resembling a noose.
3rd- With the cheek pads (clean) in hand, insert one end of the string into the hole in the cheek pad(the hole is for the helmet strap). The other end of the string wraps around the pad and ties goes through the noose end of the string. Pull the free end until the pad compresses together. The string should be taut. This pic illustrates where the fishing line should be placed on the cheek pad.
The top string is creates the most cooling difference, whereas the front and bottom strings make less of a cooling difference but are still effective.
4th- Here is a pic of the opposite side of the cheek pad. The duct tape holds the string in place.
Make sure you use enough and press down firmly so the tape doesn't slip on the string.
5th- Now with the "cooling crevices" constructed in the helmet, slide your cheek pads back into the helmet. Here is a pic of the cheek pads.
The pad on the right is not yet completed, notice the crevices on the left. These make a noticeable difference on the track/trail.
Good luck and stay cool!
PM me if you have any questions.