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Old 07-22-01, 11:07 AM   #1
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Thanks Mike!

It's nice to see basic safety at the top of the list of threads, even though it has probably been rehashed many times on this and every other cycling related forum it is a subject that should never be forsaken. (I am sorry that one of you're recent references to safety was inspired by a nasty sounding crash, hope you're healing well )

Along with helmets, gloves and a razor blade (for shaving that leg hair ), one should never venture out without eye protection. It's no fun taking a UFO in the eye at 20+mph in traffic. A resulting crash would be even less fun.

Also a rear view mirror is very important if your on the road to keep an eye on traffic approaching from behind. We are just as responsible to yeild to cars as they are to yield to us.
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Old 07-22-01, 07:14 PM   #2
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The eye protection thing has me wondering. I wear sunglasses during the day, but I can't wear them on my night commutes. What do you folks recommend for night time eye protection?

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What do you folks recommend for night time eye protection?

Amber lenses. Once you try them you'll want to do all your cycling at night! They're phenomenal especially if you've never tried them before.

You could either use regular (preferably wraparound) sunglasses with amber lenses, or cycling glasses with interchangeable lenses (which is what I wear).

One word of caution: things will look so bright at dusk that you will have to remember that motorists are not seeing nearly so well as you are--unless they, too, are using amber lenses.
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I wear yellow or clear. If I'm in a bad mood I dig up my trusty old rose colored glasses. I just use semi-stylish safety glasses you find at the hardware store.
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It's no fun taking a UFO in the eye at 20+mph in traffic. A resulting crash would be even less fun.
It IS especially difficult to get those little green men out of your eye!
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This is an interesting thread that addresses an issue that is often overlooked. Yes, eye protection, indeed! Good reminder, Moose.

I just returned home today from a 200+ mile tour. I didn't get any bugs in my eyes, but my arms were full of them. They even got under my helmet.

I suppose if you were drafting someone, you could get road debris or even debris from passing cars - owieeee!

Getting something in your eye can impare your steering quick.
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