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We asked our readers to share some of the clever ways they repurpose old race caps.
“I cover my seat with a bright one to be able to find my bike faster in transition.”
“Open stubborn jars by using a cap to grip the lid.”
“Use an old cap under your new race cap for really cold swims to keep you warmer. Put old cap on, goggles over it, then your race cap.”
“Someone hit my car mirror and broke the back off. So to keep the electrical components dry until the new one is delivered I figured what better than a swim cap!”
“At the end of each season, I donate my caps to the city pool where I swim. I figure kids can use them.”
“[At the ocean], a lot of the outdoor showers are shut off due to drought, however usually the foot spouts are still on. After a swim we have cap showers: fill the cap at the foot wash…invert on head!”
“I use it to shield my iPod or iPhone from heavy sweat during bike trainer work or in case it rains during a run.”
“Helmet cover to protect me from rain and sleet in Norway. Gives a cool aero look as well.”