RAGBRAI LI Route Announced on Jan. 27!
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Started 12 years, 7 months ago by crazikateLatest reply from kenimus 12 years, 7 months ago
Are there special goggles or glasses in case we have to ride in the rain for extended periods?
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.
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.
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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