These shades make a difference … πŸš΄πŸ»

These shades make a difference.

My daughter gave them to me several years ago to wear in the Whistler Gran Fondo. The year I crashed on a long descent at 65 kph.

The other day, I was cycling to the golf club to hit a few balls and play a couple of holes. I wanted to work on my drive. It’s shorter than I’d like and fades when it’s meant to draw. What a game. Anyway, as I was saying, I cycled to the club. A short 3 km ride. I don’t wear a cycling kit, only my helmet and shoes. Otherwise, I wear attire more appropriate for golf. And, I wear regular sunglasses. An old pair of black Ray Bans that I leave at the cottage.

On the short ride, I realized how good my Oakley cycling glasses are for cycling. The Ray Bans sit heavily on my nose, and I’m acutely aware of their heavy, black rims. Whereas, the Oakley’s, I hardly notice are on, and I have an unobstructed view in all directions.

I have 2 lenses for them – one for sunny days, and one for overcast days. They both look dark but when they are on, I have a clear, crisp view of the road ahead.

There is a tiny scratch on the sunny day lenses. They were scratched while tumbling over and over on that fast crash. Otherwise, they survived, as did my bike and me πŸ˜ƒ

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