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Old January 10th 17, 02:50 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:04:39 AM UTC-8, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
Per John B.:
both my grandfathers died that way. Got up in the morning, ate a good
lunch, laid down for a bit of a nap after lunch and never woke up.

I'm not eager to join them but it is probably as good a way to go as
any.


My daughter's German uncle died about as well as I can imagine. Early
nineties, similar scenario: drank one last beer, closed his eyes, and
the lights went out for good.
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Old January 10th 17, 05:03 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:04:39 AM UTC-8, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
Per John B.:
both my grandfathers died that way. Got up in the morning, ate a good
lunch, laid down for a bit of a nap after lunch and never woke up.

My daughter's German uncle died about as well as I can imagine. Early
nineties, similar scenario: drank one last beer, closed his eyes, and
the lights went out for good.


That's how I want to die. Peacefully, in my sleep, like my grandpa. Not screaming like the passengers in his car.


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Old January 10th 17, 09:06 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Per Doug Landau:
That's how I want to die. Peacefully, in my sleep, like my grandpa. Not screaming like the passengers in his car.


That one made my "Keepers" file.
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Old January 11th 17, 01:12 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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John B. writes:

On Sun, 08 Jan 2017 19:41:17 -0500, Radey Shouman
wrote:

Frank Krygowski writes:

On 1/8/2017 12:37 PM, Andrew Chaplin wrote:
wrote

Pete, I'm given to understand that is isn't the muscles but growth
along the back of the eyeballs that make them a little stiffer. I see
at about 20" and either side I'm fuzzy. But I can pass the driver's eye
test without glasses though I can't read the large signs above the
freeway and either need glasses or to know where I'm going. And no
comments about you know where I'm going as well.

I am astigmatic, which makes things blurry for me, especially close up. I
easily meet the requirements for driving with uncorrrected vision, but my
spectacles reduce strain, so I drive with them on.

I'm a bit myopic, but I'm not required to use glasses for driving. I
have progressive lenses, and it's sometimes nice to get a clearer view
of the instrument panel by using the glasses.

But I've noticed that my night view of the road is significantly
better with the glasses off. It seems at night, anyway, I lose more
vision acuity by glare & reflections with the glasses lenses than I
gain from the slight refractory correction.

BTW, bike content: I'm happy to use the same glasses for riding, as
opposed to special glasses. And as a bonus, my homebrew mirrors clip
onto these glasses. They're tiny enough I stash one in each bike's
bag. No searching for special specs, the funny hat, the mirror that
won't work without it, etc.


So your night vision on the bike is ok with glasses? What's the
difference? I would like to hear some magic for eliminating foggy
glasses and raindrops when riding, but last time the question came up no
good answers were forthcoming.


I believe that any of the concoctions, like Rain-X, that are used on
car windows to promote the dispersal of rain will help somewhat.


I never got much satisfaction out of Rain-X. I do put some goop on my
glasses called "Cat Crap"; I think it's mostly soap, it does help with
fogging.

Although the real answer is probably glasses with tiny little
"windshield wipers" :-)


Sounds like Darwin in action.

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Old January 11th 17, 01:15 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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"(PeteCresswell)" writes:

Per Radey Shouman:
I would like to hear some magic for eliminating foggy
glasses and raindrops when riding, but last time the question came up no
good answers were forthcoming.


Three words: "Disposable Contact Lenses".


Excellent advice -- that I won't follow, having got by so far without
ever intentionally sticking in my eye.

I spend more time on the water than most and there are those maddening
days when the temp/humidity is "just so" so that glasses simply won't
stop fogging up... and disposable contacts are the ticket.

I don't even wear two most of the time.... One is enough and it leaves
me good close vision for reading charts and instruments.

Used to wear contacts 100% of the time on water.

Last season I switched to these things (prescription, Polaroid) and I
think they are going to be my SOP except for those fogging days:
https://www.seaspecs.com/seaspecs-classic-c-5


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Old January 11th 17, 01:19 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Frank Krygowski writes:

On 1/8/2017 7:41 PM, Radey Shouman wrote:
Frank Krygowski writes:

On 1/8/2017 12:37 PM, Andrew Chaplin wrote:
wrote

Pete, I'm given to understand that is isn't the muscles but growth
along the back of the eyeballs that make them a little stiffer. I see
at about 20" and either side I'm fuzzy. But I can pass the driver's eye
test without glasses though I can't read the large signs above the
freeway and either need glasses or to know where I'm going. And no
comments about you know where I'm going as well.

I am astigmatic, which makes things blurry for me, especially close up. I
easily meet the requirements for driving with uncorrrected vision, but my
spectacles reduce strain, so I drive with them on.

I'm a bit myopic, but I'm not required to use glasses for driving. I
have progressive lenses, and it's sometimes nice to get a clearer view
of the instrument panel by using the glasses.

But I've noticed that my night view of the road is significantly
better with the glasses off. It seems at night, anyway, I lose more
vision acuity by glare & reflections with the glasses lenses than I
gain from the slight refractory correction.

BTW, bike content: I'm happy to use the same glasses for riding, as
opposed to special glasses. And as a bonus, my homebrew mirrors clip
onto these glasses. They're tiny enough I stash one in each bike's
bag. No searching for special specs, the funny hat, the mirror that
won't work without it, etc.


So your night vision on the bike is ok with glasses? What's the
difference?


Hard to say. I'd guess a big part is that when riding the bike at
night, I tend to choose streets and roads with less traffic, so less
oncoming glare from headlights.

And the glasses vs no-glasses difference when driving certainly isn't
a make or break thing. I normally take them off for night driving
only if I'm doing a long drive - say, more than half an hour. In the
city I never bother.


You plainly have better vision than I do, I won't do anything faster
than walking without glasses.

I would like to hear some magic for eliminating foggy
glasses and raindrops when riding, but last time the question came up no
good answers were forthcoming.


I'd like that magic too. I don't recall many fog problems (except
when coming into the house after a cold ride), but raindrops on my
glasses are annoying day or night.


My glasses fog when it's moderately cold out, whenever I stop. Local
humidity from exhalation, I guess. Makes intersections more challenging.

My cycling cap's bill is too short to shield the glasses. My usual
solution is to avoid riding in rain. My next solution is to take off
my glasses. That works for me, but it means I lose my rear view
mirror.


Given some forward velocity I would think a very long bill would be
required.

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Old January 11th 17, 01:33 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:12:33 -0500, Radey Shouman
wrote:

John B. writes:

On Sun, 08 Jan 2017 19:41:17 -0500, Radey Shouman
wrote:

Frank Krygowski writes:

On 1/8/2017 12:37 PM, Andrew Chaplin wrote:
wrote

Pete, I'm given to understand that is isn't the muscles but growth
along the back of the eyeballs that make them a little stiffer. I see
at about 20" and either side I'm fuzzy. But I can pass the driver's eye
test without glasses though I can't read the large signs above the
freeway and either need glasses or to know where I'm going. And no
comments about you know where I'm going as well.

I am astigmatic, which makes things blurry for me, especially close up. I
easily meet the requirements for driving with uncorrrected vision, but my
spectacles reduce strain, so I drive with them on.

I'm a bit myopic, but I'm not required to use glasses for driving. I
have progressive lenses, and it's sometimes nice to get a clearer view
of the instrument panel by using the glasses.

But I've noticed that my night view of the road is significantly
better with the glasses off. It seems at night, anyway, I lose more
vision acuity by glare & reflections with the glasses lenses than I
gain from the slight refractory correction.

BTW, bike content: I'm happy to use the same glasses for riding, as
opposed to special glasses. And as a bonus, my homebrew mirrors clip
onto these glasses. They're tiny enough I stash one in each bike's
bag. No searching for special specs, the funny hat, the mirror that
won't work without it, etc.

So your night vision on the bike is ok with glasses? What's the
difference? I would like to hear some magic for eliminating foggy
glasses and raindrops when riding, but last time the question came up no
good answers were forthcoming.


I believe that any of the concoctions, like Rain-X, that are used on
car windows to promote the dispersal of rain will help somewhat.


I never got much satisfaction out of Rain-X. I do put some goop on my
glasses called "Cat Crap"; I think it's mostly soap, it does help with
fogging.


Rain-X on the outside of the glasses does help to shed wate4r from the
(front side) of the glasses.

Although the real answer is probably glasses with tiny little
"windshield wipers" :-)


Sounds like Darwin in action.


For fogging you can either buy commercial anti-fog ($8.99 at Amazon)
or use home products like soap, baby shampoo, white potatoes, or even
spit.
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cheers,

John B.

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Old January 11th 17, 01:49 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 5:19:11 PM UTC-8, Radey Shouman wrote:
Frank Krygowski writes:

On 1/8/2017 7:41 PM, Radey Shouman wrote:
Frank Krygowski writes:

On 1/8/2017 12:37 PM, Andrew Chaplin wrote:
wrote

Pete, I'm given to understand that is isn't the muscles but growth
along the back of the eyeballs that make them a little stiffer. I see
at about 20" and either side I'm fuzzy. But I can pass the driver's eye
test without glasses though I can't read the large signs above the
freeway and either need glasses or to know where I'm going. And no
comments about you know where I'm going as well.

I am astigmatic, which makes things blurry for me, especially close up. I
easily meet the requirements for driving with uncorrrected vision, but my
spectacles reduce strain, so I drive with them on.

I'm a bit myopic, but I'm not required to use glasses for driving. I
have progressive lenses, and it's sometimes nice to get a clearer view
of the instrument panel by using the glasses.

But I've noticed that my night view of the road is significantly
better with the glasses off. It seems at night, anyway, I lose more
vision acuity by glare & reflections with the glasses lenses than I
gain from the slight refractory correction.

BTW, bike content: I'm happy to use the same glasses for riding, as
opposed to special glasses. And as a bonus, my homebrew mirrors clip
onto these glasses. They're tiny enough I stash one in each bike's
bag. No searching for special specs, the funny hat, the mirror that
won't work without it, etc.

So your night vision on the bike is ok with glasses? What's the
difference?


Hard to say. I'd guess a big part is that when riding the bike at
night, I tend to choose streets and roads with less traffic, so less
oncoming glare from headlights.

And the glasses vs no-glasses difference when driving certainly isn't
a make or break thing. I normally take them off for night driving
only if I'm doing a long drive - say, more than half an hour. In the
city I never bother.


You plainly have better vision than I do, I won't do anything faster
than walking without glasses.

I would like to hear some magic for eliminating foggy
glasses and raindrops when riding, but last time the question came up no
good answers were forthcoming.


I'd like that magic too. I don't recall many fog problems (except
when coming into the house after a cold ride), but raindrops on my
glasses are annoying day or night.


My glasses fog when it's moderately cold out, whenever I stop. Local
humidity from exhalation, I guess. Makes intersections more challenging.

My cycling cap's bill is too short to shield the glasses. My usual
solution is to avoid riding in rain. My next solution is to take off
my glasses. That works for me, but it means I lose my rear view
mirror.


Given some forward velocity I would think a very long bill would be
required.

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Have you tried a potato?
http://dirtbike.off-road.com/dirtbik...ion-54346.html
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Old January 11th 17, 02:52 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Doug Landau writes:

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 5:19:11 PM UTC-8, Radey Shouman wrote:
Frank Krygowski writes:

On 1/8/2017 7:41 PM, Radey Shouman wrote:
Frank Krygowski writes:

On 1/8/2017 12:37 PM, Andrew Chaplin wrote:
wrote

Pete, I'm given to understand that is isn't the muscles but growth
along the back of the eyeballs that make them a little stiffer. I see
at about 20" and either side I'm fuzzy. But I can pass the driver's eye
test without glasses though I can't read the large signs above the
freeway and either need glasses or to know where I'm going. And no
comments about you know where I'm going as well.

I am astigmatic, which makes things blurry for me, especially close up. I
easily meet the requirements for driving with uncorrrected vision, but my
spectacles reduce strain, so I drive with them on.

I'm a bit myopic, but I'm not required to use glasses for driving. I
have progressive lenses, and it's sometimes nice to get a clearer view
of the instrument panel by using the glasses.

But I've noticed that my night view of the road is significantly
better with the glasses off. It seems at night, anyway, I lose more
vision acuity by glare & reflections with the glasses lenses than I
gain from the slight refractory correction.

BTW, bike content: I'm happy to use the same glasses for riding, as
opposed to special glasses. And as a bonus, my homebrew mirrors clip
onto these glasses. They're tiny enough I stash one in each bike's
bag. No searching for special specs, the funny hat, the mirror that
won't work without it, etc.

So your night vision on the bike is ok with glasses? What's the
difference?

Hard to say. I'd guess a big part is that when riding the bike at
night, I tend to choose streets and roads with less traffic, so less
oncoming glare from headlights.

And the glasses vs no-glasses difference when driving certainly isn't
a make or break thing. I normally take them off for night driving
only if I'm doing a long drive - say, more than half an hour. In the
city I never bother.


You plainly have better vision than I do, I won't do anything faster
than walking without glasses.

I would like to hear some magic for eliminating foggy
glasses and raindrops when riding, but last time the question came up no
good answers were forthcoming.

I'd like that magic too. I don't recall many fog problems (except
when coming into the house after a cold ride), but raindrops on my
glasses are annoying day or night.


My glasses fog when it's moderately cold out, whenever I stop. Local
humidity from exhalation, I guess. Makes intersections more challenging.

My cycling cap's bill is too short to shield the glasses. My usual
solution is to avoid riding in rain. My next solution is to take off
my glasses. That works for me, but it means I lose my rear view
mirror.


Given some forward velocity I would think a very long bill would be
required.

--


Have you tried a potato?
http://dirtbike.off-road.com/dirtbik...ion-54346.html


I have not. I do have some commercial stuff called "cat crap" that does help.

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Old January 11th 17, 03:44 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 1/10/2017 8:19 PM, Radey Shouman wrote:
Frank Krygowski writes:

I don't recall many fog problems (except
when coming into the house after a cold ride), but raindrops on my
glasses are annoying day or night.


My glasses fog when it's moderately cold out, whenever I stop. Local
humidity from exhalation, I guess. Makes intersections more challenging.


Ah, you're right, I'd forgotten about that. I can remember trying to
hold the glasses up and away from my face to combat it.

I do much less cold weather riding now, partly because I've retired (so
no commuting, therefore it's easier to choose to let it warm up outside)
and partly because I seem to get bronchitis very easily after a ride in
the cold. :-(

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