Riding in the winter in the rain.

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by Randy Person, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. Randy Person

    Randy Person Guest

    I ride my R-40 to work 4 days a week, a 24 mile round trip. It rains a lot here on the western side
    Oregon. When I ride in the heavy rain I put a cover over my helmet. But I still get cold rain in my
    eyes. I have tried glasses with defogger spray, but my vision still gets blurry from the rain. I was
    thinking about a visor for my helmet, or a new helmet with a visor, or some other rain shedding
    device to keep the rain out of my eyes.

    I ride at 15-20 MPH on my commute. Any suggestions? Thank You Randy Vision R-40
     
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  2. Hostel Shoppe sells a Helmet Visor for (I think $13.00). They are made for Louis Garneau Helmets,
    but have a Universal mount that'll work on Giro/Bell style brain buckets. They come in green/yellow
    and clear. They (may) be a Polycarbonate...not sure. If the rain/cold combination bothers U and U
    what your brain to survive more or less where U left it...try a full face bubble or flat MC or
    Snowmobile Visor Helmet.
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    "Randy Person" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I ride my R-40 to work 4 days a week, a 24 mile round trip. It rains a lot here on the western
    > side Oregon. When I ride in the heavy rain I put a cover over my helmet. But I still get cold rain
    > in my eyes. I have tried glasses with defogger spray, but my vision still gets blurry from the
    > rain. I was thinking about a visor for my helmet, or a new helmet with a visor, or some other rain
    > shedding device to keep the rain out of my eyes.
    >
    > I ride at 15-20 MPH on my commute. Any suggestions? Thank You Randy Vision R-40
     
  3. Al Kubeluis

    Al Kubeluis Guest

    Hi Randy, Your rain riding is impressive. A motor scooter helmet with an integrated face shield
    should work fine. Al Kubeluis ~ Bacchetta Corsa ~ Maryland ~ USA ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ "Randy
    Person" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I ride my R-40 to work 4 days a week, a 24 mile round trip. It rains a lot here on the western
    > side Oregon. When I ride in the heavy rain I put a cover over my helmet. But I still get cold rain
    > in my eyes. I have tried glasses with defogger spray, but my vision still gets blurry from the
    > rain. I was thinking about a visor for my helmet, or a new helmet with a visor, or some other rain
    > shedding device to keep the rain out of my eyes.
    >
    > I ride at 15-20 MPH on my commute. Any suggestions? Thank You Randy Vision R-40
     
  4. On Sat, 18 Jan 2003, Randy Person wrote:

    > I was thinking about a visor for my helmet, or a new helmet with a visor, or some other rain
    > shedding device to keep the rain out of my eyes.

    > Any suggestions?

    A cycling cap under my helmet works for me.

    Kent Peterson Issaquah WA USA http://www.halcyon.com/peterson/rando.html
     
  5. Mlb

    Mlb Guest

    > Any suggestions? Thank You Randy Vision R-40
    >
    >

    Ski goggles work great.
     
  6. Gary Truax

    Gary Truax Guest

    "Randy Person" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    >> But I still get cold rain in my eyes.
    > > Randy
    > Vision R-40

    I have ridden my Rocket in the rain on several occassions and I use a head band hat with a see thru
    bill on the head ban. This looks like a hat but only has the head band and the plastic bill. One is
    blue and one is yellow. The blue one my wife picked up a Disney World and I started using it. Then I
    was in Walmart and saw the same thing with a yellow bill and have used it. It keeps the rain off the
    glasses and you can look thru the bill. The only problem is going down hill the bill may flex back
    against your face.

    Gary
     
  7. Schodges

    Schodges Guest

    "Randy Person" <[email protected]> I> It rains a lot here on the western side Oregon.
    > When I ride in the heavy rain I put a cover over my helmet. But I still get cold rain in my eyes.
    > I have tried glasses with defogger spray, but my vision still gets blurry from the rain. I was
    > thinking about a visor for my helmet, or a new helmet with a visor, or some other rain shedding
    > device to keep the rain out of my eyes.
    Performance and several other catalogs (Hostel Shoppe) have a face shield that attaches to a helmet
    and goes down to the upper lip level. I don't think it will mount on a helmet with a visor. They
    come in three 'colors': clear, yellow and green. For some reason no gray! About $15-20. Good reports
    in past from users, but not for your use so can't say that it won't fog inside, but seems less
    likely to than glasses. Steve
     
  8. Just Zis Guy

    Just Zis Guy Guest

    On Sat, 18 Jan 2003 18:02:32 GMT, "Randy Person" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >When I ride in the heavy rain I put a cover over my helmet. But I still get cold rain in my eyes.

    I ride every day as well - I only have one helmet and I ride wedgie as well as bent, so I've taken a
    standard Troy Lee visor and added velcro strips down the ribs of the helmet so I can get the peak
    right down when riding the bent. Helps when riding into low sun as well.

    Guy
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  9. I said that! "Al Kubeluis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Hi Randy, Your rain riding is impressive. A motor scooter helmet with an integrated face shield
    > should work
    fine.
    > Al Kubeluis ~ Bacchetta Corsa ~ Maryland ~ USA ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ "Randy Person"
    > <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > I ride my R-40 to work 4 days a week, a 24 mile round trip. It rains a lot here on the western
    > > side Oregon. When I ride in the heavy rain I put a cover over my helmet. But I still get cold
    > > rain in my eyes. I have tried glasses with defogger spray, but my vision still gets
    blurry
    > > from the rain. I was thinking about a visor for my helmet, or a new helmet with a
    visor,
    > > or some other rain shedding device to keep the rain out of my eyes.
    > >
    > > I ride at 15-20 MPH on my commute. Any suggestions? Thank You Randy Vision R-40
    > >
    >
     
  10. Donn Cave

    Donn Cave Guest

    Somewhat like ski goggles, but lighter and cheaper - http://www.kroop.com/

    I use the kind that fit over eyeglasses.

    Donn
     
  11. Mlb

    Mlb Guest

    > About $15-20. Good reports in past from users, but not for your use so can't say that it won't fog
    > inside, but seems less likely to than glasses. Steve
    >
    >

    If there isn't an opening for your hot exhaust to go out, it's going to fog.
     
  12. A&B

    A&B Guest

    Steven, Seems like we used to use gel toothpaste when mtb'ing to retard fogging. Smear it on and
    don't wipe it all off. Judging from the posts I guess you are in town this weekend. Did you do the
    Sicard Hollow ride today? bill "still waiting for my ti neck to set" g

    SCHodges wrote:
    >
    >
    > Performance and several other catalogs (Hostel Shoppe) have a face shield that attaches to a
    > helmet and goes down to the upper lip level. I don't think it will mount on a helmet with a visor.
    > They come in three 'colors': clear, yellow and green. For some reason no gray! About $15-20. Good
    > reports in past from users, but not for your use so can't say that it won't fog inside, but seems
    > less likely to than glasses. Steve
     
  13. I just rode to MEC (Toronto) and bought a new pair of Ski Goggles, Amber lens, designed for folks
    who wear eyeglasses. I rode for 2 hours today with them on...minus 18 C., 40-55 Km wind and light
    snow. My eyes did not water, no fog at all and best of all...large enuff goggles for 1/2 my face to
    be covered and fit sug with my Balaclava (no exposed skin at all). These Goggles would be fine in
    rain as well. Not sure of link, but in Goggle try Mountain Equipment Co-op. They cost $26.
    CAD...much less in USD.
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    "MLB" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    > > About $15-20. Good reports in past from users, but not for your use so can't say that it won't
    > > fog inside, but seems less likely to than glasses. Steve
    > >
    > >
    >
    > If there isn't an opening for your hot exhaust to go out, it's going to fog.
     
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