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Old 12-12-18, 08:37 AM
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That's nice you have all of those posts. But nobody really wants to read them because you don't understand how to use the quoting feature.
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Old 12-12-18, 09:35 AM
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That's nice you have all of those posts. But nobody really wants to read them because you don't understand how to use the quoting feature.
Not true,I can think of at least two comrades who have posted that they find the visual mess enlightening and Jim takes comfort in their praise.

The bottom line is that he enjoys posting in that manner and doesn't give a darn if anybody cares to wade through the clutter to actually find out if there is anything worth reading.
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@Jim from Boston , there are no statistics available on how many people skip your posts because of illegibility.

I am responding to the only portion of your post that is not in a box. I'm not reading the rest of the post.
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I think you guys made your point long ago. enough

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Old 12-13-18, 12:25 PM
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I think you guys made your point long ago. enough
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I use clear plastic shop safety glasses, but I have the fogging issue as well. My friend suggested putting a drop of dish soap on the lens and "buffing" it dry. I haven't tried it yet, but a quick Google search for "dish soap anti-fog" pulls a lot of promising results.
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I bought these through Amazon this week-
Glasses
to work in concert with the weatherman system-
Weatherman

I tested everything on a 4 mile hike today in 20 degrees and no fogging at all. I did some jogging and still couldn't fog them up.
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Cat crap for my prescription glasses, motocycle helmet visor, and cheap safety work goggles.
just ordered a cheap set of ski goggles ill follow up when they get here.

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I bought these through Amazon this week-
Glasses
to work in concert with the weatherman system-
Weatherman

I tested everything on a 4 mile hike today in 20 degrees and no fogging at all. I did some jogging and still couldn't fog them up.
I like that weatherman thing, cuz it looks versatile. & those "glasses" remind me of the sky diving goggles/glasses I tried in 2009 Global Vision Flare Riding Goggles (Black Frame/Clear Lens) unfortunately, for me, they fogged pretty easily. I tried drilling vent holes top & bottom but that didn't work. my face sweats too much, even just around my eyes. maybe if I wasn't exerting myself & just falling from the sky they would be good, but not for me, while cycling
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clear plastic shop safety glasses, but I have the fogging issue as well
that's been my reliable solution for years. they are fine even in the 17 degree range, which is about as cold as I ride. they are fine so long as I am moving. but if I stop the moisture around my eyes will fog them. so I slide them down my nose away from my face if my stop is brief. if my stop is longer I'll drop them under my chin so I added a strap

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this year I'm trying a Basecamp Bike Helmet CPSC Safety Standard with Detachable Visor Shield with a removable visor. I got clear & tinted visors. so far it's been working pretty well. there are better units, but they are way more expensive

it works well in the rain. but, of course, like anything you wear, the shield will accumulate drops on the outside. but since there is a slim air space at the top where the magnets hold the visor on, some rain will drip down on the inside of the shield. it wold be good if the helmet also had a visor

I got a Taiga Cycle Helmet Rain Cover to try with it, but it's kind of enormous & it's gotta be a pretty bad day to be seen with all that on my head! hahaha ... looking forward to some blizzards this winter ...

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The weatherman looks like a variation on a buff. A merino buff is the best, most versatile item of outdoor wear I own, bar none. Sometimes I wear it gathered around my neck, just to keep the cold from leaking down into my jacket. If it's cold out, I will pull it up over my mouth or nose. If it's really cold I'll pull the front up over my mouth and nose, and pull the up over the top of my head over my skull cap to mimic a balaclava. If I overheat, I knot it on my handlebar. For anything from low 40s to 20s below, I highly recommend it.
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The weatherman looks like a variation on a buff. A merino buff is the best, most versatile item of outdoor wear I own, bar none. Sometimes I wear it gathered around my neck, just to keep the cold from leaking down into my jacket. If it's cold out, I will pull it up over my mouth or nose. If it's really cold I'll pull the front up over my mouth and nose, and pull the up over the top of my head over my skull cap to mimic a balaclava. If I overheat, I knot it on my handlebar. For anything from low 40s to 20s below, I highly recommend it.
I was just about to write exactly the above. I often put mine in a "hijab" mode, where it covers my jaw but not my mouth, and I pull the back up behind my head and over. Thin merino wool is gorgeously useful.
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I have a couple of cold weather setups mentioned. What I really like about the weatherman is the front of the unit is secured by magnets, so I can pop it off one handed transitioning onto the train. The top is perforated and designed to be under a helmet. It did cause fogging with my sunglasses, hence the goggles.
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Like other respondents I use over the glasses goggles when the temp dips below - 15 deg C.

The ones that I use have a vent in the bottom and the top. I found that removing the foam from the vent allowed more airflow and prevented them from fogging up. The goggles are especially useful if it begins to snow because it keeps the wind from driving the snowflakes into your eyes.
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The goggles are especially useful if it begins to snow because it keeps the wind from driving the snowflakes into your eyes.
ouch, I know that feeling! had a super fun ride at the beginning of a blizzard last year. going east was tolerable w no eye protection, heading back west was torture. took days for my eyes to recover. at the beginning of the ride I opted (like an idiot) to leave my goggles in the car & bring only my shop glasses. the ride east was so good I never needed anything. coming back was a different story & when I tried the shop glasses they were just terrible. I couldn't see a thing. not sure goggles would have been better, or anything for that matter cuz the wind was coming right at me. wound up using my big visor to block the brunt of it & squinted only slightly opening my eyes to make it the 8~9 miles back to my car. I have some Bolle goggles & I think I took the foam out. I should double check that! couldn't easily detach my sportcam from my helmet so I had to take my helmet off to take a pic to remind me "never do that again"

aside from the eye thing for the 2nd 1/2, it was a really pleasant ride. of course coming back it was also getting deeper

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