kmxtornado wrote:I am actually quite pleasantly surprised how many of you wear eye protection while riding. Awesome. Can you guys talk a bit more about performance of lens color and ur experiences?
spinningmagnets wrote:I used to work at McDonnel Douglas many years ago. They had free safety glasses that were required for everyone while working on anything. I had read about UV rays being bad for eyes, but I hadn't really believed how much I would feel the difference until one day when I couldn't find my tinted safety glasses during the day and I wore some clear safety glasses with UV protection when running a grinder.
Most of the cheap clear safety glasses I had worn had no UV coating. I had expected to be squinting on this occasion, but was surprised at how comfortable my eyes were, even with the clear lenses. The only explanation I could think of is that the pair I was using was clearly labeleld as having a UV coating.
From that point forward, when ever I buy sunglasses, I make sure they have a UV coating on them. I have been hit in the face/eyes with bugs and grit thrown up by passing cars while riding a motorcycle. Even on just a bike, I always use eye protection...
I grew up with my mom having one eye...actually she has two eyes, but she calls one "store-bought", and says one of her eyes is like the stars..."it comes out at night"
edit: wife ordered me to remove my glasses when we took the pic in my avatar (shrugs and says *yes, dear*)
AussieJester wrote:I wear glassess religiously when riding
And wont let anyone ride my bikes without
Glassess. I wear either sunnies or safety
Glassess, I bought a yellow lensed pair
Specifically for using while riding.
If you have never been hit in the face
by a large insect or rock flicked up
By another bike/car, you might not
"get" the whole glassess while riding thang, SO!
Consider this, a bee or wasp in the eye
While traveling at 30mph or more! Its
Not uncommon to get hit by insects, you
Only get on pair of eyes, look after them fellas!
Pure wrote: I actually got a black eye from a bug one night. So yeah, I learnt my lesson, so now 2 things I never get on my bike without, glasses and gloves.
this is Florida, we have mosquitoes large enough to carry off an infant
Pure wrote:KMX, 70% of my riding is in a very quiet neighborhood with little to no traffic out during the times I'm usually on the streets. I can do pretty much anything, movies, bars, bowling, and never really have to leave this neighborhood. So yeah I don't wear helmets much. Now if I am going to be going anywhere that takes me near or on a main road then yes, a helmet is mandatory.
Fetcher, this is Florida, we have mosquitoes large enough to carry off with an infant.
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