|Driven to a new low...||biknben|
Dec 10, 2002 7:42 AM
|My previous low temp. for a road ride was around freezing. This morning I busted out some courage and took it to a new low. MB1's picture of the thermometer gave me the extra push I needed. I did a 50 minute commute to work and my fingers don't feel right hours later.
I wore a face mask for the first time while riding. I was in a constant struggle to keep from fogging my glasses. I had to direct every exhale down away from my glasses. Anyone got any good tips to prevent fogging? At least it kept my mind off the fact I couldn't feel my hands.
Dec 10, 2002 7:51 AM
|There was a thread on this last week/week before - can't find it now. Upshot was soap and wipe the inside of your lenses before you start, and the expensive special products to do the same thing are a waste of money. I use some diving mask anti-fog that came with the mask - works well.
I share your pain - it was 1+ with 6 windchill here this morning. Ran in shorts - cold.
|My glasses rarely fog up on my trainer.... :-)||PEDDLEFOOT|
Dec 10, 2002 7:55 AM
|...sorry I couldn't help myself.Seriously they sell anti fog solution for swimming goggles.This may help.I don't have any experience with it but it seems like a place to start.You can probably find it in a local sporting goods store around the swimming goggle area.|
|re: Driven to a new low...||Steve_0|
Dec 10, 2002 8:51 AM
|I commute by motorcycle, fog is a serious problem in the winter. Two things work for me 1) shaving cream on the inside of lenses (equivilant to soap, i guess), and 2) wear a neck-gaiter over your mouth; it'll trap a lot of the moisture you exhale.|
|Steve O||Eager Beagle|
Dec 10, 2002 9:03 AM
|Do you have Fog City over there?
It's a second skin you stick on the inside of your visor, which completely stops it fogging.
Best thing I ever brought for the bike (mebbe save heated grips).
He's a link:
Dec 10, 2002 9:43 AM
|I've seen those in Dennis Kirk; had considered it before i discovered the gaiter thing.
Appreciate the recommendation though.
Best thing for me? Widder Vest of course.
|Steve O||Eager Beagle|
Dec 10, 2002 9:58 AM
|Is that a heated one? How does your battery cope with that and lights - some say that the drain is too much?|
Dec 10, 2002 10:32 AM
|Widder vest is electric. It's not too much of a drain.
I forget the draw on the vest, but years ago I was bored and ran the numbers against the specs of most new bikes. I found they can ALL handle the draw of electric gloves OR electric vest. Most could handle BOTH electric gloves AND electric vest (the few exceptions were the tiny, economy-style bikes).
Unless your riding a really old bike or really underpowered alt., it'll handle the vest fine. Only downside is you become spoiled.
|Cat Crap is the answer||blissak|
Dec 10, 2002 1:28 PM