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cycling with glasses

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by DaveM, 14 Oct 2007.

  1. DaveM

    DaveM New Member

    Can someone who wears specs give me any tips on how you go about cycling in the rain with them on, I've only recently started to wear them and I am finding them a bit of a pain in the arse when it starts rains
     
  2. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    Cycling cap, the peak keeps enough rain off to make a pretty big difference. Will also fit under helmet if worn.
     
  3. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Try wearing them on your head instead! :biggrin:

    As paulinrus says, a cycling cap with peak, or same with a helmet should help. As for rain being blown directly into your face, perhaps lenses would be better, although it might mean squinting.
     
  4. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    yep, cap or helmet with sun shade but in prolonged rain you'll be better taking them off. The only real answer is contact lenses. I use the one a day type. Never really wear them except for sport type activities, especially in the rain. The only downer is these days I can't read so well in them, so less good for hill walking and map reading.
     
  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    You sometimes have to slow down a bit, but I can't see without them... Only get real problems when it's hammering down. A cap would help, but I don't have any....
     
  6. terry huckle

    terry huckle New Member

    I make a point of not cycling in the rain.
     
  7. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    Well, get one then - they're 4 for 20 on Prendas most of the time (the Campy ones are nice). I wouldn't be able to see without my glasses and can't wear contacts as I hate them.
     
  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Might just do that dude !
     
  9. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    The peak on my Specialized helmet seems to keep the worst of it off mine.
     
  10. DaveM

    DaveM New Member

    OK guys thanks for the replies, I've got a old cycling cap that I used to wear before I started wearing a helmet so I will give that a try.
     
  11. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    With the correct pair of absorbent gloves you can give them a quick wipe with index finger. Particularly useful in foggy conditions when they get misty.
     
  12. ColinJ

    ColinJ Slow Hill Climber/Station lift avoider!

    How about one of these... :biggrin:

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    Er, don't use in windy conditions!!!
     
  13. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I've found the only way to go is contact lenses. I wear specs for distance vision. Started the Dunwich Dynamo this year but had to ditch halfway through. Not because of a lack of fitness but because the rain was so bad, it wasn't clearing from my specs and I was effectively rendered blind. I didn't think that the distinct possibility of ending up in a ditch in rural Essex/Suffolk in the middle of the night during a torrential rain storm was a good thing, so I dipped out. I was gutted, as I'd been putting in the miles to get ready for the event & I knew the distance was not a problem. Since then I've invested in a supply of daily disposable contacts and now tend to wear those on a long ride. Much better.
     
  14. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Here we go: :biggrin:
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  15. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Contact lenses?