clipperton wrote:Marx wrote:I was sick once, & thought about opting out of the bike commute. Then I thought about the experience of coughing up & spluttering in a crowded train for at least 30mins & decided that the bike wasn’t as bad – at least I can freely cough my lungs up in the open air, spit & snort to my heart’s content on the bike. I just wore all my warm gear & took the ‘flat’ ride in.
I believe there is only so much ‘recovery’ a person can manage while out of bed & walking about on public transport & going to work etc.
Almost dark enough lately to rethink my sunnies for the ride in/out. I do the ‘pro thing’ of running them on the back of my helmet half way through when I start to miss seeing important things in the darkness.
rule #39 suggests you should be going helmet shopping.
Rule #39// Never ride without your eyewear.
You should not make a habit of riding without eyewear, although approved extenuating circumstances include fog, overheating, and lighting condition. When not worn over the eyes, they should be neatly tucked into the vents of your helmet. If they don’t fit, buy a new helmet. In the meantime you can wear them backwards on the back of your head or carefully tuck them into your jersey pocket, making sure not to scratch them on your tools.
nb: swmbo was quite perturbed to see me testing the vent fit on my schmancy, expensive new oakleys with their photovoltaic lenses so perhaps they missed another "extenuating circumstance".
But I like me helmet, it fits my head. I could jam the sunnies into the vents at the front, but that requires either practice &/or force.
Besides, I don't play by anyone else's rules.