Monday, March 10, 2008

Monday



It was a cold ride in this morning. I think I froze my eyeballs because I looked drunk when I got to work. Didn't wear the snowboard helmet or goggles becuse it's supposed to be warning up. It was wierd waking up to total darkness again because of the timechange. It's a good payoff if we get another hour at night IMO. Might have to start looking for some long routes home now.

8 comments:

munsoned said...

Glad to see you're back into it. This time of year is really difficult to dress/prepare for. You generally have to have clear glasses for the AM, then sunglasses for the PM. Then you either have to suffer the cold in the AM to by comfy for the ride home, or visa versa. Oh well, it's fun regardless. Gas is going up, but I could care less. Just gives me more motivation to ride places.

dale said...

I overdressed and was sweating by the time I got to work. Need to leave a little earlier to enjoy the ride more. Ride home is still in the dark but that's better for being seen than twilight.

People complain about gas prices but they still waste it. Last week, I was sitting next to a house soaking up the sun and waiting for my daughter to get out of class. A lady sat in a van with the engine running for over 20 minutes and then left. If she would have faced the sun, the solar heating would have warmed her well enough.

JW said...

Glad to see your back in the saddle...

I hate carrying two pairs of glasses, I'm afraid of braking my good ones as they ride unprotected in my bag. I'm entertaining the idea of Tifosi's Fototec glasses.

UnderDaHill said...

Preperation: just carry a small backpack or bag and put the extra morning stuff in there for the ride home. I also carry a sleeveless windbreaker, in the backpack, this time of year to use on the rides home.

Gas: gas prices are still less than bottled water. Go figure.

Glasses: get some cheap sunglasses off ebay. I've gotten almost 3 years of riding out of the 12 count box of cheap sunglasses I bought on ebay. When they break, I just grab another pair. I paid less than $60 for them. Who cares if I break a pair every so often.

munsoned said...

I have 3 huge problems with sunglasses: 1. I'm pretty blind with distance, 2. I have a condition where my tears are more oil than water, and 3. my face and head are small/narrow so almost ALL sunglasses look like this on me. I've tried contacts and the tear issue made it near impossible. I always feel like my eyes are already dry and scratchy, so adding to that pain doesn't work.

So this means I'm pretty much stuck with prescription insert sunglasses. Either that or pay way too much for sunglasses where the lenses themselves are prescription. Then, I either pay even more for fototec (variable tinting) or buy more than one set for different light settings.

I can buy a lot of gas for the price of Lasik so that's also not an option.

In short, I hate my eyeballs.

bryan said...

Geez ... all I did was ride to work and back. And I don't have any conditions or anything. Of course, at 2 a.m. nobody's on the roads -- they're all mine.

JW said...

At 2am, you can have them. If I'm on the road at 2 I want to be leaving the party not going to work. I like sleep way too much.

dale said...

For my script bike glasses, I went with panoptic(?) and a constant bronze color that tints the sunshine and yet sees well at night.

I went with variable tint on my regular glasses for the first time in 20 years and they take a long time to untint. Not workable for mtb in shade, imo.