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Old 07-29-13, 09:28 AM   #1151
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Kaz, that's so rad!! I'd love to get some bike camping in soon.

Yeah I forgot my sunnies at home. Your options for glasses really narrows when you have a prescription. I think Oakley make a modular set, but I haven't really looked into it much. I was looking into the Giro Air Attack w/ shield for this very reason. I could wear my normal glasses and the tinted shield covers them perfectly.
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Yeah I forgot my sunnies at home. Your options for glasses really narrows when you have a prescription. I think Oakley make a modular set, but I haven't really looked into it much. I was looking into the Giro Air Attack w/ shield for this very reason. I could wear my normal glasses and the tinted shield covers them perfectly.
contacts? ive looking into prescription aviators. i do think oakley has some prescription offerings (but prolly buku $$$)
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Old 07-29-13, 04:29 PM   #1153
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I'm totally going for contacts as soon as I get my new vision plan figured out. Gonna have to get over my fear of poking my eyes out.
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i literally just got the book in the mail for my vision/dental today, i think it covers the exam but im on my own for contacts themselves

i also have wretched hayfever so im no stranger to sticking my fingers in my eyes
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Old 07-29-13, 04:56 PM   #1155
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It took me awhile to decide that I wanted to do it, but having LASIK surgery done on my eyes has been the best thing I've ever done for them. It's so awesome to not have your eyes itch from old contacts every night. It's also really nice to open your eyes in the morning and be able to see.

Plus the place did 18 months same as cash, so it helped with the bill.
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It took me awhile to decide that I wanted to do it, but having LASIK surgery done on my eyes has been the best thing I've ever done for them. It's so awesome to not have your eyes itch from old contacts every night. It's also really nice to open your eyes in the morning and be able to see.

Plus the place did 18 months same as cash, so it helped with the bill.
id love to have a permanent fix, but 2 things im concerned about with that

some say if effects night vision, and ive heard it might have to be done again down the road a few years

plus $$$
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id love to have a permanent fix, but 2 things im concerned about with that

some say if effects night vision, and ive heard it might have to be done again down the road a few years

plus $$$
I have a friend that has halos at night around lights...but he also had his done 10 years ago when they were still cutting. Mine was all done with lasers and only took a few seconds. So far, no issues at night. Well, no more than normal. I have light blue eyes and they've always been sensitive to bright lights at night.

It is possible for your eyes to degrade again over time, I've had mine for a little over a year now and so far so good. The thing I'm most worried about is that I might still need readers as I get older. My eyes were on the same Rx for over 5 years, so I figured it was a good time to have them done, they weren't getting any worse at the moment, anyway. We'll see how it pans out.

It was a big step for me - it was kind of scary to think lasers are shooting into your eyeballs and what would happen if something went wrong. "Look at the green dot and hold" - while these thoughts roll through my brain...am I looking at the right green dot, am I zoning out and moving my eye accidentally, everything just got fuzzy - am I screwed. Luckily all was good.
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that girl is so cute!
My business partner (co-founder of our club) thought so to. She had the same idea going the other way, if ya catch my drift She's a sweetheart, quick as a whip, and helps plan club affairs. Insane runner, too. A 15mi run at a pace of ~7mi/mi is just another morning for her.

I've contemplated Lysik but, to be honest, I like my glasses. When I picture myself in my head, I'm wearing glasses. I'll put up with the inconvenience.
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**** that I am not letting anyone shoot lasers into my eyes.
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I've been considering it. My vision is too bad to get any kind of sport sunglasses, and gas permeable contacts sound terrible while riding.
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Old 07-30-13, 09:16 AM   #1162
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Old 07-30-13, 10:37 AM   #1163
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What ride is that? I wish I lived closer to downtown.

I think I'm going to run the underground crit tonight. We just moved into our new office which is right next to it. Thought I'd check it out.
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What ride is that? I wish I lived closer to downtown.

I think I'm going to run the underground crit tonight. We just moved into our new office which is right next to it. Thought I'd check it out.
This was PHX LOOPS.

Every Monday 8PM Civic Space Park. Route is usually about 20 miles long. PHX Bikes & State Bicycle post info on their facebook pages the day of ride. They do one in Tempe on Wednesdays too. Usually a smaller crowd.

The downtown ride has been growing.. There was 50+ last week and 40 last night so I can only image what it will be like in a few more weeks.
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http://instagram.com/p/cYCDsoM9VN/

Video of 40 people riding (some walking, there was kids on the ride too) going over the pedestrian bridge
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Nice! I've heard of LOOPS, just never got around to going to one. Hopefully, I'll get a chance at some point.
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Nice! I've heard of LOOPS, just never got around to going to one. Hopefully, I'll get a chance at some point.
You should. Such a fun ride. Group usually will split into 2 or 3 depending on pace you want to ride at. 30 mph guys at the front... 20 mph guys in the middle and some of the slower people behind them.. but they always stop after a few miles and let everyone catch back up.
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You should. Such a fun ride. Group usually will split into 2 or 3 depending on pace you want to ride at. 30 mph guys at the front... 20 mph guys in the middle and some of the slower people behind them.. but they always stop after a few miles and let everyone catch back up.
Nice, one of these days I'll make it down there.
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So we gave one of our club GoPros a trial run today. Pretty rad:











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Great pics Jandro. I can't wait to take my bike to San Jose and ride that looks to peaceful.
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Great pics Jandro. I can't wait to take my bike to San Jose and ride that looks to peaceful.


Thanks! These are in the Marin/MT. Tamalpias area, but down South has similar roads in the Palo Alto hills. Highway 9/Alpine/La Honda/etc are all beautiful.
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This was PHX LOOPS.

Every Monday 8PM Civic Space Park. Route is usually about 20 miles long. PHX Bikes & State Bicycle post info on their facebook pages the day of ride. They do one in Tempe on Wednesdays too. Usually a smaller crowd.

The downtown ride has been growing.. There was 50+ last week and 40 last night so I can only image what it will be like in a few more weeks.
Damn, I assuming this is gonna be happening for a while? I'm heading out to PHX for a wedding in October and have been unsure if I'm gonna bring my bike or not, but that might be worth it.
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