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Old 10-08-04, 11:08 AM   #1
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I don't like to ride without eyewear...

But, when it's dark and raining, I have no choice. Even with clear lenses, the water and refracted light make it impossible to see.

I've gone several winters without a problem, however, I would like to continue protecting my eyes from flying debris rather than depend on luck. I know that many of you here can be quite clever and perhaps you know of a solution to a dark and stormy night with a naked eye.
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Old 10-08-04, 11:16 AM   #2
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What you ask is going to very hard to do without some type
of "sheild" between you and the enviroment. If glasses or
googles bother you then a face sheild of some type is also
out as an option.

I wear glasses full time and water spotted lenses are something
that , while it's sure annoying, is something I've adapted to.
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Old 10-08-04, 11:17 AM   #3
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clear lenses and a baseball cap- the cap stops most of the water hitting the glasses- if the rain is really bad you can coat the glasses with a rain repellant spray for motorcycle visors- this is the solution I found after posting here on the forum (thanks guys) and it works quite well
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Old 10-08-04, 11:24 AM   #4
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I find that a low helmet visor keeps most rain off. I ride all winter, at night, in the rain, and Ive never had any problem with regular glasses.
Most people try to avoid deep scratches in their eyewear, but the real problem is from micro scratches which come from rubbing them clean. These cause any point source of light to flare. I wash my specs under running water with detergent, then dab (not rub) dry.
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Old 10-08-04, 11:25 AM   #5
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I wear glasses full time and water spotted lenses are something
that , while it's sure annoying, is something I've adapted to.
I agree that during daylight, it's not much of a problem. But the headlights at night create a dazzling display that prevents me from seeing anything. And I recall this being a problem when I had my motorcycle also...I will experiment with the repellant royalflash mentioned.
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Old 10-09-04, 09:27 AM   #6
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I agree that during daylight, it's not much of a problem. But the headlights at night create a dazzling display that prevents me from seeing anything. And I recall this being a problem when I had my motorcycle also...I will experiment with the repellant royalflash mentioned.
I hope you find somerthing that works for you,mate. I DO NOT
ride a cycle of any kind at night as I consider unsafe to do
so. Cycles present to small a profile at night to be safely
ridden.
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Old 10-09-04, 09:36 AM   #7
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a dark and stormy night .
Gee...I must be a major league wuss...but I wouldn't ride my bike on a dark and stormy night. Sounds like an accident waiting to happen.
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Gee...I must be a major league wuss...but I wouldn't ride my bike on a dark and stormy night. Sounds like an accident waiting to happen.
no risk- no life

I ride anytime day/ night /rain /ice the only thing that stops me is when the snow ploughs have piled the snow up on the bike lane so as to make the journey suicidal. I do light myself up like a Christmas tree though. I have two rear lights and a rear blinky and two headlights.
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Old 10-09-04, 10:19 AM   #9
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There are products out there to make water bead-up on eyewear, such as Cat Crap and RainX. But they don't last longer than a few wet rides, and I get lazy about re-applying. I usually resort to taking off my glasses and shaking them in my hand to remove the water droplets. Not perfect, but it's better than a completely wet lens.
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