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Old 07-18-07, 02:41 PM
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Is it much better to cycling with sunglasses?
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Yes. Unless you're riding at night. Then you shouldn't ride with sunglasses - because there's no sun. Well, I take that back. There is a sun at night. Only it's on the other side of the earth. So when it's night for you, it's day for some people on the other side of the earth. And they definitely should be wearing sunglasses if they're riding their bikes. Because it may be bright over there.
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I always ride with eye protection. I get hit in the face by some type of beetles around here (Japanese?) and it stings. Wouldn't want to take one in the eye. Plus I want UV protection. On an overcast day I wear amber lenses.
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Three episodes of gravel spray in my eyes on the one and only day I fail to wear glasses suggest that, yes, it is much better.
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As opposed to what?

Gotta keep the bugs out some way. And attach the Wilma Take-a-Look to something...
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Some say is. I to believe this is of yes.
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Originally Posted by Woods
Is it much better to cycling with sunglasses?
when it's sunny out.....yes.
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this is a really good thread.
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I wear lab goggles for super safety!


(Unfortunately, this is not me.)
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i like wearing big puffy feminine fashion glasses. they dont leave me with the ovalesque eyeball tan
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what about no sunny ?
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I actually usually don't. At least on hot days. I sweat too much and it drips on the lenses. That's typically more dangerous than taking your chances with the insects. I do get hit in the eyes with bugs and it's annoying but I deal.
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Originally Posted by Woods
what about no sunny ?
You can get lightly tinted or clear lenses. Or just not wear sunglasses.
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I like to call them bugshields instead of sunglasses.
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Originally Posted by Sprocket Man
Yes. Unless you're riding at night. Then you shouldn't ride with sunglasses - because there's no sun. Well, I take that back. There is a sun at night. Only it's on the other side of the earth. So when it's night for you, it's day for some people on the other side of the earth. And they definitely should be wearing sunglasses if they're riding their bikes. Because it may be bright over there.
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I call them birdshields. I've caught two (count'em, two) bird strikes on sunglass lenses. Even a sparrow is dangerous at a closing speed of 35 mph.
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Originally Posted by FlashBazbo
I call them birdshields. I've caught two (count'em, two) bird strikes on sunglass lenses. Even a sparrow is dangerous at a closing speed of 35 mph.
I almost got hit by a live (and then probably dead) bird ricocheted off a van's windshield this week. My glasses might have helped, but I also might have gotten knocked off my bike. 'twas a BIG bird.
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Old 07-18-07, 04:06 PM
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I ride with glasses, and switch to clear or amber for night/overcast days.

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Originally Posted by 2Tired2Shift
I always ride with eye protection. I get hit in the face by some type of beetles around here (Japanese?) and it stings. Wouldn't want to take one in the eye. Plus I want UV protection. On an overcast day I wear amber lenses.
Guess what? your eyes naturally protect you from uv rays. When it's sunny out, the iris closes, protecting the stuff inside. The only reason sunglasses need uv protection is because they trick the iris into opening, allowing more light in.
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Originally Posted by m3smth
Guess what? your eyes naturally protect you from uv rays. When it's sunny out, the iris closes, protecting the stuff inside. The only reason sunglasses need uv protection is because they trick the iris into opening, allowing more light in.
What about the light that DOES get in? What about the lens the light passes through? I assume you're an eye doctor...but google returns about 1.6 million hits that might state otherwise (I don't have time to check them all...but here's one).

https://www.gatewaysafety.com/safety-...p?ResourceID=4
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If you don't, you will when you scratch your eye from a bug or debris.

If that never happens you're going too slow.
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Originally Posted by GPB
I almost got hit by a live (and then probably dead) bird ricocheted off a van's windshield this week. My glasses might have helped, but I also might have gotten knocked off my bike. 'twas a BIG bird.
So in other words, the guy in the van, "gave you the bird."
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Sometimes I ride with WWII yellow tinted aviator goggles (the smaller version). They are so awesome, no wind backdraft and they protect me from glare. Yes, I probably look like a total dork, but I have reached the point where I don't care what society thinks about me. Other than that I use my trusty 1950s Rayban Wayfarers with replacement polarized lenses. Protect your eyes.
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Originally Posted by spry
So in other words, the guy in the van, "gave you the bird."
Yeah...hadn't thought of it but....i guess he did.
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