Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
I'm with Smitty, I keep mine down unless I am going about 30 or under, and then only if it is hot out. I've never heard of the eye protection laws, but I do think they are good. I wear contacts, so riding without anything covering my eyes would just blow them out, which is not conducive to my "rubber side down" style of riding.
Bugs aren't too bad out here, but when I was in Indiana...man, there's nothing like a good old Midwestern swarm of bugs to make you keep your face, neck, body, arms, legs, etc. covered. It was especially bad at night. I would assume it's the same in any country area. Near the cities it wasn't so bad.
The other thing I hated was wind! Again, the contacts thing. Just north of Indianapolis there is little to nothing to slow the wind down at all. I'm not a small guy, and it used to blow me all over the road. At least out here there are hills and stuff.
Oh well, rant over...Ride Safe!!
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