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May Sun Angle - Warning Light/Dark Transitions

May Sun Angle - Warning Light/Dark Transitions

I often mention this at the start of rides this time of year but I want to post it for everyone.  It is always difficult to see road imperfections when going from the bright sun into the shady areas but I find that in May it is particularly bad.  By this time of year I've upgraded to my darkest lenses and one must really concentrate and "peer" and "strain" to see deep into the darkness of each shady spot, particularly after this winter.

Often, those very shady spots are under trees and that is where a lot of the potholes are or patches are.  Be careful out there and don't get yourself ejected at speed like I did five years ago taking Greg C and Mark T with me.  It really messed up our collarbones and our spring/summer.

Stuart

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Re: May Sun Angle - Warning Light/Dark Transitions

This is why I have taken to wearing amber lenses year-around.  The amber lens color increases contrast and visual acuity - why amber glasses are preferred by marksmen.  Only problem is that it seems the sun is always shining when I am riding my bike - weather is always perfect, what storm clouds?!?  Wait...When I am on a bike, the weather is perfect current/big_smile

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Re: May Sun Angle - Warning Light/Dark Transitions

Red or "racing red" seems to be the preferred by most cyclists.  Transmits 28 - 31% of light which is more than the browns and smoked glasses.  Color is affected of course but not a big deal for riding.

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