Thursday, November 20, 2008
Night riding lenses
One of the Bay Area cyclocross race promoters (Pilarcitos) decided to run a night race under lights right on the shore of the Bay last weekend. Check out a great video of my race here. I have a pair of decent no-name photochromatic riding glasses but since the race would go from dusk to night, I really didn't need glasses that changed on me. You can buy clear lenses for your Oakleys or Brikos, but the best option, is to use a pair of plain old safety glasses. These wraparound models can be had at pretty much any hardware store for a few bucks:
You can chuck them off if they get covered in mud and also work great for night commuting. You can also get them tinted yellow or gray if you need some shade, and like all ANSI rated safety glasses, they offer UV protection. Finally, as you can see in the picture above, they look dashing.
Photo by J. Hadley