Re: [CF] Dumb Question No. 1
- For the last 6 years I have relied on a tweed flat cap (from a hatter in
Jermyn Street, Piccadilly at about 45-50 pounds UK) and a waterproof
version easily taken from my bag to replace the former (unwise to stint on
expenses when buying outdoor clothes) In cold weather I have a peaked
mountain walking cap. One of the reasons I don¹t like helmets is that the
peak on them has never satisfactorily warded off rain from specs as the
closer-to-the-eyes peaks of the other headgear protects my glasses from
The other trick I have learned but please don¹t pass it on or everyone will
do it is to stop now and then under a tree or shelter and wipe one¹s glasses
dry (:)). I notice that many cyclists are not immune form the car drivers
perennial disease of being in a hurry which is crazy in a city where the
cyclist is king or queen and should behave as befits urban transport
aristocracy! With care and courtesy for all other road users.
Please don¹t be tempted into the realm of the weird wear. There¹s enough
cycling fetish wear around already for leisure cyclists which is not my
bag (separating leisure from work in the standard hyper-capitalist fashion
of out times).
On 30/6/04 5:53 pm, "Steven Schoeffler" <steve@...> wrote:
> A paintball face shield might do the trick too.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "jdsingleton" <jdsingleton@...>
> To: <CarFree@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 10:25 AM
> Subject: Re: [CF] Dumb Question No. 1
>> > On 30 Jun 2004 at 8:28, "Fitzsimmons, Diane" <dcfitzsimmons@...> wrote:
>>> > > But I've discovered a discomfort that I hadn't anticipated. The
>>> > > difference between walking in the rain and bicycling in the rain is that
>>> > > rain is blown into my face.
>>> > >
>>> > > Now I know a little rain won't hurt me, but it is a little
>>> > > uncomfortable. Not enough to keep me from riding, though.
>>> > >
>>> > > Nonetheless, is there a way to avoid this discomfort? (I wear glasses
>>> > > BTW.)
>> > Well, you're already wearing glasses, which is usually my first
> suggestion. (I don't normally wear glasses, but always wear clear glasses or
> sunglasses when I commute.) Get a helmet with a visor, which will also help.
>> > Someone used to market a plastic face shield sort of thing which was
> mounted to your helmet and protected the entire face. I can't recall where I
> saw it a few years ago.
>> > If you're looking to cover the lower part of your face, something like
> this smog mask:
>> > might help. Between glasses and this mask, most of your face would be
>> > Jim
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>> The difference between walking in the rain and bicycling=v= Yep, and plain old wind can be pretty bad without rain.
>> in the rain is that rain is blown into my face.
There are "wraparound" bike glasses for this, and I think
there's even some that go around existing eyeglasses. I
ought to buy me some one day. :^|
> Simply planting trees or providing veranda ways can provide=v= Trees are totally wonderful for this (and for all sorts
> a good deal of protection.
of things), but there's an aversion to planting them along
paths on levees. I haven't researched this to find out why
this is so, but it doesn't seem insurmountable, especially
as levees may have small tree growth right within them!
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