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Do you believe eye protection is important while cycling? For a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Sunglass Warehouse, post a comment below with one reason why (or why not) eye protection should be worn while cycling. Two winners will be selected at random from everybody who enters.

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83 Comments

  • Keefer
    May 26, 2009 - 4:47 pm | Permalink

    Bugs at 30 MPH. That's reason enough.

  • Keefer
    May 26, 2009 - 4:47 pm | Permalink

    Bugs at 30 MPH. That's reason enough.

  • Keefer
    May 26, 2009 - 9:47 am | Permalink

    Bugs at 30 MPH. That's reason enough.

  • Anonymous
    May 26, 2009 - 5:08 pm | Permalink

    You don't want to end up like Appleby: with files in your eyes.RudyRedSox at hotmail dot com

  • Anonymous
    May 26, 2009 - 10:08 am | Permalink

    You don't want to end up like Appleby: with files in your eyes.

    RudyRedSox at hotmail dot com

  • Cyclin' Missy
    May 26, 2009 - 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Have you ever had a truck kick a stone up into your windshield and crack it? Now imagine that stone hitting your soft, fleshy eye… I'm gonna wear sunglasses while riding MY bike!

  • Cyclin' Missy
    May 26, 2009 - 10:18 am | Permalink

    Have you ever had a truck kick a stone up into your windshield and crack it? Now imagine that stone hitting your soft, fleshy eye… I'm gonna wear sunglasses while riding MY bike!

  • Greg
    May 26, 2009 - 5:19 pm | Permalink

    A single reason? Oh, there are so many:• I wear contacts and sunglasses keep my eyes from drying out• Random flying debris that is magnetically or cosmically attracted to the cyclist's eyeball• Sunglasses make you look even cooler than you already are• UV rays are bad, mmmmmkay?• The sun is bright

  • Greg
    May 26, 2009 - 5:19 pm | Permalink

    A single reason? Oh, there are so many:• I wear contacts and sunglasses keep my eyes from drying out• Random flying debris that is magnetically or cosmically attracted to the cyclist's eyeball• Sunglasses make you look even cooler than you already are• UV rays are bad, mmmmmkay?• The sun is bright

  • Greg
    May 26, 2009 - 10:19 am | Permalink

    A single reason? Oh, there are so many:

    • I wear contacts and sunglasses keep my eyes from drying out
    • Random flying debris that is magnetically or cosmically attracted to the cyclist's eyeball
    • Sunglasses make you look even cooler than you already are
    • UV rays are bad, mmmmmkay?
    • The sun is bright

  • Bikemann
    May 26, 2009 - 5:21 pm | Permalink

    I always wear sunglasses since gnats seem to flock to me at 50 mph downhill. They also look so cool! Who doesn't want to wear the same glasses as their fave pro? bikemann.blogspot.com

  • Bikemann
    May 26, 2009 - 5:21 pm | Permalink

    I always wear sunglasses since gnats seem to flock to me at 50 mph downhill. They also look so cool! Who doesn't want to wear the same glasses as their fave pro? bikemann.blogspot.com

  • Bikemann
    May 26, 2009 - 10:21 am | Permalink

    I always wear sunglasses since gnats seem to flock to me at 50 mph downhill. They also look so cool! Who doesn't want to wear the same glasses as their fave pro?

    bikemann.blogspot.com

  • Sssonya
    May 26, 2009 - 5:39 pm | Permalink

    The helmet makes me feel self-consciously dorky… but cool sunglasses negate the dork aspect. :D

  • Sssonya
    May 26, 2009 - 5:39 pm | Permalink

    The helmet makes me feel self-consciously dorky… but cool sunglasses negate the dork aspect. :D

  • Sssonya
    May 26, 2009 - 10:39 am | Permalink

    The helmet makes me feel self-consciously dorky… but cool sunglasses negate the dork aspect. :D

  • danielo danielo
    May 26, 2009 - 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Bugs and wind. Simple. Plus, the right glasses look cool, which is important for … you know … the ladies. :)

  • danielo danielo
    May 26, 2009 - 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Bugs and wind. Simple. Plus, the right glasses look cool, which is important for … you know … the ladies. :)

  • danielo danielo
    May 26, 2009 - 10:44 am | Permalink

    Bugs and wind. Simple. Plus, the right glasses look cool, which is important for … you know … the ladies. :)

  • kawika
    May 26, 2009 - 6:04 pm | Permalink

    1. if not riding at night, uv protection for your eyes.2. barrier protection for your eyes, as mentioned above (insects, rocks, wind)3. to look cool.

  • kawika
    May 26, 2009 - 6:04 pm | Permalink

    1. if not riding at night, uv protection for your eyes.2. barrier protection for your eyes, as mentioned above (insects, rocks, wind)3. to look cool.

  • kawika
    May 26, 2009 - 11:04 am | Permalink

    1. if not riding at night, uv protection for your eyes.
    2. barrier protection for your eyes, as mentioned above (insects, rocks, wind)
    3. to look cool.

  • Erik Orgell
    May 26, 2009 - 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Sunglasses or eye protection is a good idea (eyedea?) because it is really hard to see through a bug that's smashed into your eye at high speed.Though, truth be told, I don't wear sunglasses when I ride in Nisene Marks, too dark to see properly and those sideways roots are sneaky!

  • Erik Orgell
    May 26, 2009 - 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Sunglasses or eye protection is a good idea (eyedea?) because it is really hard to see through a bug that's smashed into your eye at high speed.Though, truth be told, I don't wear sunglasses when I ride in Nisene Marks, too dark to see properly and those sideways roots are sneaky!

  • Erik Orgell
    May 26, 2009 - 11:41 am | Permalink

    Sunglasses or eye protection is a good idea (eyedea?) because it is really hard to see through a bug that's smashed into your eye at high speed.

    Though, truth be told, I don't wear sunglasses when I ride in Nisene Marks, too dark to see properly and those sideways roots are sneaky!

  • Wuss912
    May 26, 2009 - 7:52 pm | Permalink

    not only should you wear glasses to keep the crap the buss blows up when it passes you with 3 inches to spare i think that our poor lawmakes should make it manditory that cyclists wear glasses.

  • Wuss912
    May 26, 2009 - 7:52 pm | Permalink

    not only should you wear glasses to keep the crap the buss blows up when it passes you with 3 inches to spare i think that our poor lawmakes should make it manditory that cyclists wear glasses.

  • Wuss912
    May 26, 2009 - 12:52 pm | Permalink

    not only should you wear glasses to keep the crap the buss blows up when it passes you with 3 inches to spare i think that our poor lawmakes should make it manditory that cyclists wear glasses.

  • Ryan
    May 26, 2009 - 8:21 pm | Permalink

    I took my glasses off one time because they were steaming up when I was climbing. On the following downhill I forgot to put them back on. The guy in front of me bumped a tree which caused a dry branch to drop to my head level. The branch hit my eye socket and missed my eye by a few mm. Had my head been an inch to the left it would have stabbed me through the eye socket. The glasses would have deflected the branch and saved my eye.A picture of the carnage: Stick to the eyeNow I always wear glasses when I'm riding.

  • Ryan
    May 26, 2009 - 8:21 pm | Permalink

    I took my glasses off one time because they were steaming up when I was climbing. On the following downhill I forgot to put them back on. The guy in front of me bumped a tree which caused a dry branch to drop to my head level. The branch hit my eye socket and missed my eye by a few mm. Had my head been an inch to the left it would have stabbed me through the eye socket. The glasses would have deflected the branch and saved my eye.A picture of the carnage: Stick to the eyeNow I always wear glasses when I'm riding.

  • Ryan
    May 26, 2009 - 1:21 pm | Permalink

    I took my glasses off one time because they were steaming up when I was climbing. On the following downhill I forgot to put them back on. The guy in front of me bumped a tree which caused a dry branch to drop to my head level. The branch hit my eye socket and missed my eye by a few mm. Had my head been an inch to the left it would have stabbed me through the eye socket. The glasses would have deflected the branch and saved my eye.

    A picture of the carnage: Stick to the eyeNow I always wear glasses when I'm riding.

  • GeekGuyAndy
    May 26, 2009 - 8:33 pm | Permalink

    I ride year-round, and I can assure you that it is nearly impossible to keep your eyes open while moving >25mph while it's snowing if you don't have eye protection. Ice pellets are even worse, and usually warranted goggles.Precipitation should be called "eye protection awareness periods."andy at ithacacarshare dot org

  • GeekGuyAndy
    May 26, 2009 - 1:33 pm | Permalink

    I ride year-round, and I can assure you that it is nearly impossible to keep your eyes open while moving >25mph while it's snowing if you don't have eye protection. Ice pellets are even worse, and usually warranted goggles.

    Precipitation should be called "eye protection awareness periods."

    andy at ithacacarshare dot org

  • dan richards
    May 26, 2009 - 8:35 pm | Permalink

    so your buddies can't see you cry when they lap you……(which means i never need sunglasses ;)….but hey i like the way they look.www.danjrichards.com

  • dan richards
    May 26, 2009 - 8:35 pm | Permalink

    so your buddies can't see you cry when they lap you……(which means i never need sunglasses ;)….but hey i like the way they look.www.danjrichards.com

  • dan richards
    May 26, 2009 - 1:35 pm | Permalink

    so your buddies can't see you cry when they lap you……(which means i never need sunglasses ;)….but hey i like the way they look.

    http://www.danjrichards.com

  • ---- Ed ----
    May 26, 2009 - 10:08 pm | Permalink

    those dry winds can blind… better get some sunglasses

  • ---- Ed ----
    May 26, 2009 - 10:08 pm | Permalink

    those dry winds can blind… better get some sunglasses

  • ---- Ed ----
    May 26, 2009 - 3:08 pm | Permalink

    those dry winds can blind… better get some sunglasses

  • Ed W
    May 27, 2009 - 12:40 am | Permalink

    My best friend, Doctor Walter Crankset, wears those same chrome lenses the Highway Patrol uses. He says that the metallic coating, when coupled with the aluminum foil lining his helmet, is quite effective at preventing the effects of those illegal government mind control waves.I gotta get me some of them glasses.

  • Ed W
    May 27, 2009 - 12:40 am | Permalink

    My best friend, Doctor Walter Crankset, wears those same chrome lenses the Highway Patrol uses. He says that the metallic coating, when coupled with the aluminum foil lining his helmet, is quite effective at preventing the effects of those illegal government mind control waves.I gotta get me some of them glasses.

  • Ed W
    May 26, 2009 - 5:40 pm | Permalink

    My best friend, Doctor Walter Crankset, wears those same chrome lenses the Highway Patrol uses. He says that the metallic coating, when coupled with the aluminum foil lining his helmet, is quite effective at preventing the effects of those illegal government mind control waves.

    I gotta get me some of them glasses.

  • Ron
    May 27, 2009 - 3:04 am | Permalink

    'Cause stopping to get a foreign object out of yer eye sucks…([email protected]) LV NV

  • Ron
    May 26, 2009 - 8:04 pm | Permalink

    'Cause stopping to get a foreign object out of yer eye sucks…
    ([email protected]) LV NV

  • Len
    May 27, 2009 - 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Keeps you from getting dry eyes!

  • Len
    May 27, 2009 - 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Keeps you from getting dry eyes!

  • Len
    May 27, 2009 - 8:24 am | Permalink

    Keeps you from getting dry eyes!

  • Bradley
    May 27, 2009 - 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Day or night you need eye protection. I can't count the number of times I've seen a bug get squashed right in front of my eyes.Plus, as some one said above ^^^ you need glasses to prevent your eyes from watering up.TrueGeek.com

  • Bradley
    May 27, 2009 - 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Day or night you need eye protection. I can't count the number of times I've seen a bug get squashed right in front of my eyes.Plus, as some one said above ^^^ you need glasses to prevent your eyes from watering up.TrueGeek.com

  • Bradley
    May 27, 2009 - 9:38 am | Permalink

    Day or night you need eye protection. I can't count the number of times I've seen a bug get squashed right in front of my eyes.

    Plus, as some one said above ^^^ you need glasses to prevent your eyes from watering up.

    TrueGeek.com

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