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Old July 9th 03, 10:16 PM
Michael
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When I ride in the rain, my sunglasses (even with the clear lenses)
get covered in water, and I find that they impede my vision even more
than wearing nothing (on my eyes, that is . Yet taking them off
just exposes my eyes to the rain drops, which is annoying at best, and
can hurt in a serious rainstorm.

What's the best solution? Does anti-fog stuff like Cat Crap help the
water run off? What about Rain-X, that windshield stuff?

What about other, non-sunglasses solutions? A cycling cap or baseball
cap with brim to shield the eyes? An invisible heat-generating force
field to instantly dry the rain?

TIA
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Old July 9th 03, 11:02 PM
billcotton
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Even worst is riding at night in the rain. I used Rain-x and the water was
changed to a thin film of water. However, the headlight from oncoming cars
prismize and made seeing worst. my riding buddy mention that sometime no
glasses is better. I remove my glasses for the rest of the ride.
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"Michael" wrote in message
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When I ride in the rain, my sunglasses (even with the clear lenses)
get covered in water, and I find that they impede my vision even more
than wearing nothing (on my eyes, that is . Yet taking them off
just exposes my eyes to the rain drops, which is annoying at best, and
can hurt in a serious rainstorm.

What's the best solution? Does anti-fog stuff like Cat Crap help the
water run off? What about Rain-X, that windshield stuff?

What about other, non-sunglasses solutions? A cycling cap or baseball
cap with brim to shield the eyes? An invisible heat-generating force
field to instantly dry the rain?

TIA



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Old July 9th 03, 11:36 PM
Bill Davidson
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Michael wrote:
What about other, non-sunglasses solutions? A cycling cap or baseball
cap with brim to shield the eyes? An invisible heat-generating force
field to instantly dry the rain?


Some sort of visor will help a lot. I would tend to go with
a visor and no glasses. You'll still get the occasional drop
hitting your eyes but you'll still be able to see.

--Bill Davidson

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Old July 10th 03, 12:16 AM
Doug Huffman
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This year has so far been WET.

I use Rain-X and a cap, under my hell-mutt, with a visor just long enough to
close the gap and keep the rain off the inside of the glasses.


"Michael" wrote in message
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When I ride in the rain, my sunglasses (even with the clear lenses)
get covered in water, and I find that they impede my vision even more
than wearing nothing (on my eyes, that is . Yet taking them off
just exposes my eyes to the rain drops, which is annoying at best, and
can hurt in a serious rainstorm.

What's the best solution? Does anti-fog stuff like Cat Crap help the
water run off? What about Rain-X, that windshield stuff?

What about other, non-sunglasses solutions? A cycling cap or baseball
cap with brim to shield the eyes? An invisible heat-generating force
field to instantly dry the rain?

TIA




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Old July 10th 03, 12:24 AM
WBtobal
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In article [email protected], Bill Davidson

Michael wrote:
What about other, non-sunglasses solutions? A cycling cap or baseball
cap with brim to shield the eyes? An invisible heat-generating force
field to instantly dry the rain?


writes:
Some sort of visor will help a lot. I would tend to go with
a visor and no glasses. You'll still get the occasional drop
hitting your eyes but you'll still be able to see.


Howdy,

The visor does help a lot. Also, keep in mind that vehicle drivers
don't always change their wiper blades when "needed"..making it even
more difficult to see a cyclist in the rain -- careful out there!

Regards,
Bill



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Old July 10th 03, 12:56 PM
Peter Cole
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"Michael" wrote in message
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When I ride in the rain, my sunglasses (even with the clear lenses)
get covered in water, and I find that they impede my vision even more
than wearing nothing (on my eyes, that is


What about other, non-sunglasses solutions? A cycling cap or baseball
cap with brim to shield the eyes?


I find a visor helps a lot. I just use a visor-equipped helmet. On the latest
one I bought I had to tape up the "vents" (silly).


 




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