Re: [RC] [RC] Dixie Midnight - dixie midnight
On RideCamp, 10-11-02, Cindy Eyler writes:
"Here's my experience -- and Karl, the developer of the DM vent pad, agrees.
If you do long rides in hot and humid weather, at competition speed, you
will occasionally still need to wash your saddle pad."
Well...Cindy and I discussed this point on another list recently, and the
situation we were looking at was this:
On a REALLY hot and humid day, when Horse is doing over 20 miles, at a good
pace, it is POSSIBLE that a very slight amount of moisture will rise to the
outside of the bottom of the saddle pad. We've never seen enough moisture
there to even penetrate the saddle pad. If left alone, it will evaporate,
and >poof< be gone.
And, of course, we ride in Florida--the Granddaddy of 'em all for hot, humid
weather. (Pant, pant--is it gone yet??? It's OCTOBER and it's 92°F in the
As Cindy says, above, it is her experience that once in a while you might
want to wash your saddle pad--it's the sort of thing that is a rider option.
We've experienced this phenomenon occasionally, and haven't ever washed
our saddle pads (that'd be in 12 years of riding with the same saddle pad
and a No-Sweat) and we have no smells or ickies on our pads.
That's why we call it a rider option.
GOOD point, Cindy!! Thanks for bringing it up!
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