I have been diligently training and racing this summer to prepare myself for Masters Road Nationals in Bend, OR, starting at the very end of this month. A week ago this past Saturday I had a very stupid crash that result in "minimal displacement" fractures (three I think) in the base of my orbital (eye socket in lay terms).
My doctor said no racing for six weeks, which is past nationals. My very supportive wife suggested that I do some research on those clear plastic face masks that basketball and other professional athletes wear. (BTW, my wife and I are not delusional about my athletic ability. ) After scouring the web, the only source of these masks that I could find was this place in Michigan:
I called a couple of times today and left a message but I did not receive a return call.
As I have very little lead time to get something like this, I was wondering if anyone any direct or indirect experience with getting something like this?
I know it sounds kind of extreme, but I am already invested in $186 worth of entry fees and I've already been cleared for the vacation time. I can cancel my room rental as late as next Monday with no penalty but I figure even after I'm fully healed there may be racing opportunities where it would make sense to wear something like this for a month or so just in case.
Of course I could just go and take my chances. This was my first crash of any kind on the road in over 20 years so I would like to think that the odds of me crashing again within a month are slim. But then again Jens crashed twice in that stage of this year's Tour.