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    Senior Member (Retired) gmason's Avatar
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    How do they race without eyewear???

    I continue to marvel at the pros (and others I suppose) who race, much less ride, with no eye protection. Is there a point?

    I ask because I just came back from a ride during which at least half a dozen creatures bounced off of my glasses. And a few hit me in the cheek so hard I checked for blood. That is the typical ride during racing season.

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    Theodore Roosevelt's idol TheKillerPenguin's Avatar
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    I ride without glasses. My eyes eat a couple of bugs a week, at least.
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    Senior Member (Retired) gmason's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by PenguinDeD
    My eyes eat a couple of bugs a week, at least.
    You must have small, soft bugs there. If one of several that hit me today hit you in the eye, you would be blind. No joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmason
    You must have small, soft bugs there. If one of several that hit me today hit you in the eye, you would be blind. No joke.
    It hurts a lot a lot, thankfully my eyes have never taken a hit from anything larger than a fly. I couldn't get one out of my eye last night for half an hour, and then almost right after I got that one out another one hit the same eye
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    If you're Belgian, you draft the motorcade to the finish line! (ducks)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenguinDeD
    It hurts a lot a lot, thankfully my eyes have never taken a hit from anything larger than a fly. I couldn't get one out of my eye last night for half an hour, and then almost right after I got that one out another one hit the same eye

    Hmmm ... I'll ask the obvious ... why don't you protect your eyes?

    Mark

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    Theodore Roosevelt's idol TheKillerPenguin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by geneman
    Hmmm ... I'll ask the obvious ... why don't you protect your eyes?

    Mark
    Meh, I've survived so far . Everytime I've had the chance to buy glasses I dont want to spend the money. And I like being able to feel the wind in my eyes...it makes up for the occasional bug or two.
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    Sold a nice pair of Bolle Rogues last week. Too bad about the timing. They went for cheep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenguinDeD
    Meh, I've survived so far . Everytime I've had the chance to buy glasses I dont want to spend the money. And I like being able to feel the wind in my eyes...it makes up for the occasional bug or two.
    I got something in my eye on a ride a few weeks ago, about 45 miles away from my car. Ended up scratching my cornea (corneal abrasion) and had to endure a horrendous ride back to my car, pretty much blinded and massively painful. I now consider glasses as essential as helmet, gloves and shoes.

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    I got scolded severely for not having eyewear a few months ago. "What if something flies in your eye on a descent and you lose control at 45 mph?" I'm pretty good about it now.

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    Besides, if you're wearing glasses how are you going to show off your mean face?
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    In the summer months here in Austin my glasses last about 10 minutes, by that time I'm sweating so bad I can't see out of them. This is starting to concern me as the sun here is pretty intense and I can't be doing my eyes any favors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenguinDeD
    Besides, if you're wearing glasses how are you going to show off your mean face?
    to hide it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Rodies
    In the summer months here in Austin my glasses last about 10 minutes, by that time I'm sweating so bad I can't see out of them. This is starting to concern me as the sun here is pretty intense and I can't be doing my eyes any favors.
    Bandana. Problem solved. If I go out without one, I'm blind before mile three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcasillo
    If you're Belgian, you draft the motorcade to the finish line! (ducks)

    The Nico Mattan fan club know where you live.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed073
    The Nico Mattan fan club know where you live.....
    Well Jacky Durand (now retired and doing commentary on Eurosport) was more refined. He held on to a car.

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    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed073
    The Nico Mattan fan club know where you live.....
    Too bad my apartment is virtually inaccessible by car.

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    I don't race and getting crap into my eyes is a major issue.. I see bugs deflected off of my lenses all the time..Better that than your eyeballs.

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    I have two glass eyeballs so this is not an issue for me.

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