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Posted by: Karen
03/30/2004, 12:06:40


My husband just bought a new Honda Goldwing motorcycle. (We use to have one, but sold it 3 years ago because my husband was out of work). I swear he's having a "second childhood" at age 61. LOL.

With the BEB that I have, how in the world will I be able to ride when I can't stand the wind in my eyes? I have a good helmet with a shield, but it doesn't block out all of the air flow when I am riding.

Is there anyone out there who rides motorcyles in spite of the BEB? What do you use to seal the eyes from the air flow?

My first thought was to try to find something like swimmer's goggles since it has a soft seal around the eyes. But.........there's the sunglass problem, too. I need dark sunglasses in order to protect from the bright sunlight and, so far, I haven't been able to find any sunglasses that would fit over something like swimmer's goggles.

Any ideas? As it stands right now, I guess my husband will be riding the motorcycle alone. Grrrrrrrrrr. I can't go for boat rides, either, because of the air flow on the eyes. Dries them right out and then I'm miserable---it's not worth it.



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Posted by: June in Toronto
03/30/2004, 16:12:30


In my younger years in England I used to own and ride a motorcycle - oh the happy memories you've brought back! I know Shirley's (who moved to New Mexico) husband bought a bike a year or so ago and Shirley thought he was having a second childhood I think. She has the beb though not him so the eyes wouldn't be a problem, unless she rides with him.

I've often thought that ski goggles (the double lens kind) would be the only thing to wear in the extremely cold winds of winter for my beb. But I've got this little bit of vanity left and don't feel like walking down the street with huge...goggles on, often in bright colours with words across the elastic:-). They might work for a motorcycle though.

A lady at my fitness class just today told me she buys her swimming goggles from an eye-glass store (not a sports store) - they can put in a prescription lens, so I don't see why they couldn't put in a dark lens for sun protection. I might try and look into that myself as the goggles would certainly be smaller than skii goggles. I hope you find something to wear so as not tomiss out on the thrill of the ride. Best wishes

June in Toronto, Canada




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Posted by: Karen
03/30/2004, 19:49:48


Oh gosh, June. That would be fantastic if I could get those goggles at an eye glass store. I'd have them put the dark lenses in so that they would work for sunglasses as well as keeping the wind out of the eyes. That would work well for when I ride my bike (pedal bicycle) on Bay Mountain trail near my home, too!

I'll have to do some checking.




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Posted by: catherine pender
03/31/2004, 00:22:00


I am terrible trying to do a search so maybe someone on the board could look it up for you. About a year ago I passed on some info for Kelly (I think in Dallas) I have not seen her post for quite a while. I told her about a visor I bought at a optical store. Mine is at the cottage and I don't know the name of it but if someone can get a hold of Kelly she would have the name of it. She was using it when coaching her daughters soccer games. I use it in the boat. It came in either a visor or ball cap with a wrap around plastic lens that fits snug to the head. I also saw them at a bike store. I know this is all pretty vague and disjointed.

Hopefully Kelly is reading the post and will respond. I will also look for the name when I get to my cottage in May. Sorry its the best I can do.

Catherine in Calgary




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Posted by: June in Toronto
03/31/2004, 05:52:27


Catherine, the ones you posted about (I think) were called Pro 180 Sports Cap Lens with Cap or Visor. The company was Digi Corp, 23011 Aleada, Unit N, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, e-mail: RRCAC@aol.com I have that name and address crossed out on my infomation sheet, so perhaps it doesn't exist anymore - not sure. you did tell me that an optical store in Calgary sold them (tel 403-262-6690) but when I phoned they didn't have any and weren't expecting anymore in (something about your doctor (in same building) had seen them whilst cycling and asked the store tobring them in!!!) - this was in Jan 2002. This is all the info I have. If anyone gets anymore I'd be very interested.

June in Toronto




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Posted by: Nancy from PA
03/31/2004, 12:22:03


HI Karen,
I, like you, am the wife for one who may be going thru his second childhood. My husband had a motorcycle many years ago, and has always wanted another one. Last summer, when he was 65 years old, he bought a used-but-in-very-good-condition 1998 Honda Shadow Ace. He practiced for a few weeks and gained back his confidence, then, I rode with him a few times.
I have a full-face shield on my helmet. You did not mention if your was a full-face shield or not. With the full-face shield and my darkest sunglasses - the wind is not a problem for my eyes.
My husband did find the following website - www.helmetheadcyclegear.com - which offers a narrow sun shield that adheres to the very top of the shield to help block out the sun. He ordered one for himself to try and then will possibly order one for me.
He is anxiously waiting for the weather to allow him to go riding again.
I hope this helps and you will be happily riding once again.
Nancy in NE PA where it is only 48 degrees today and much too cold for riding.



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Posted by: APhair
03/31/2004, 14:06:14


Karen, you might want to try the L.L. Bean catalog adn look under their sunglasses or sunshield. They used to have a special pair of googles for fisherman that kept out wind as they had a soft leather that went around the frames and contoured to your face. I cannot remember the name of them but I had a friend whose eyes were greatly affected by light and wind adn these worked perfectly when he was using his boat at high speeds to get to the fishing locations...Alan



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Posted by: TomandRachel
03/31/2004, 20:00:42


I asked Tom (who used to be a motorcyclist) if he knew of something that would help and he said that there are special motorcycle goggles. I did a quick search on the internet and found this link. There seem to be a large assortment of styles and features. Here's a link to get you started.

Related link: motorcycle goggles

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