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Old 10-04-07, 04:18 PM   #1
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swimming goggles?

It's started raining in Vancouver and some times I can barely see.

I wear glasses and rain mostly just builds up on them.

Anyone have a good way to keep your vision clear?
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Old 10-04-07, 04:59 PM   #2
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Road cap with a visor under the helmet.
Also, anti fog stuff used for swim goggles helps too.
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Old 10-04-07, 05:03 PM   #3
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Vented glasses make a big difference for fog.
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Old 10-04-07, 05:42 PM   #4
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I live in Vancouver as well and I made it through last winter with that helmet rain cover from MEC. The brim on it is massive (I ended up trimming quite a bit of it off) and it stops the rain from hitting my glasses. I haven't had any problems since I put it on.

One other thing that might work is a shield. I saw that someone (jeff-o I think) put a Louis Garneau shield on his helmet. It looked like a motorcycle helmet visor once he was done. Do a search in the forum for rain cover and you should find his helmet mod.
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Are you able to wear contacts?

I can't tell you how much more enjoyable and safe cycling is without glasses. I put off getting contacts til a couple years ago. Now I never ride more than 5 miles, or in poor weather, with glasses

the lenses will run you about $5/week if you use them daily. Your first exam will be $150, after that your exams will cost the same as they ever did. They are more comfortable than you think when worn for less than 10 hours.
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I prefer wearing glasses. But I carry a pair of 1-day contact lenses just for when the rain gets to steamy. Cheap, as said above.
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Road cap with a visor under the helmet.
Also, anti fog stuff used for swim goggles helps too.

Believe it or not, riding with a billed cap under your helmet is illegal in some communities.

San Diego comes to mind...

My minor son was warned by police to take his baseball cap off from under his helmet.

Unbelieveable...
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Now I know for a fact that the police in SD have better things to do than this. Maybe they were just messing with him?


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Believe it or not, riding with a billed cap under your helmet is illegal in some communities.

San Diego comes to mind...

My minor son was warned by police to take his baseball cap off from under his helmet.

Unbelieveable...
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Old 10-05-07, 06:48 AM   #9
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It's started raining in Vancouver and some times I can barely see.

I wear glasses and rain mostly just builds up on them.

Anyone have a good way to keep your vision clear?
I clip on my helmet's removeable visor when it rains.
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Old 10-05-07, 07:21 AM   #10
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It's started raining in Vancouver and some times I can barely see.

I wear glasses and rain mostly just builds up on them.

Anyone have a good way to keep your vision clear?
I got a pair of cheap motorcycle goggles of eBay. They have the standard 3 lens set up you get with most bike glasses (clear, smoke, amber) and are vented all the way around so they don't steam. In B'more that is key since it's often warm when it rains and crazy humid right after. I think they cost $10-$15 when I got 'em.
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Old 10-05-07, 10:00 AM   #11
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Thanks for the advise guys.

I personally don't like contacts so I think I'll try one of those helmet covers from mec. I lost the helmet's visor the same week I bought it.
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Unless you are biking under water I can't see swimming goggles being any better than glasses.
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I just take off my glasses. I'm not setting any speed records in the rain anyway.
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