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Eyewear if it rains?

Are there special goggles or glasses in case we have to ride in the rain for extended periods?

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Thoreau, July 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Thanks for the advice on this thread–and I just picked up a cap to wear under my helmet in case of rain ($13).  

There are no sunglasses for me.  When I turned 30, I came to the realization that I am too absent minded to manage   sunglasses.  I figure I have saved hundreds of dollars over the last few decades not losing or not crushing my latest pair. 

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David Elkow, July 17, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Last year, on the rainy day after Waterloo, I was riding with my regular prescription glasses instead of my sunglasses.  My regular glasses do not provide coverage like my riding sunglasses.

Before I even made it to a breakfast stop I caught a bit of road grit in my right eye from tire spray off a bicycle in front of me.  I’ll tell you, it almost put an end to my day.  After much discomfort and nearly blind riding, and a scratched cornea, I managed to flush the grit from my eye with a strong blast from my water bottle.  I had the eye looked at by a first aid worker to make sure all was OK.

I would not ride in the rain, with a road full of bicycles, without adequate eye protection.

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kenimus, July 17, 2011 at 11:18 pm

i got a cheap pair of yellow lens igogs at the corner store and wow do they turn over cast n rainy in to awesome. they fit under my helmet but bow out enough to not to rub on my eyelashes. the down side is i kinda look like an insect.

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