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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-10-2005, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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This Sux!

Just a reminder guys, PLZ WEAR YOUR GEAR!

I always wear my gear, but sometimes i will raise my visor on my hemet, when traveling at slower speeds. Well a couple of weeks ago, was riding during the day, hot as hell, so was riding with my visor up, got something in my eye. So pulled over, flushed my eye out, it got real irritaded the rest of the day, and the next day. well that was on a sat, sun i said if it does not get better by mon, i would go see my doc.

Well mon came, felt fine. 2 weeks later, the day befor yesterday, my eye started hurting again, woke up yester day morn, eye matted shut, hurt like hell, off to the doc.

well, come to fing out i got a very small piece of metal inbedded in my eye, very rusty, had to go to a surgeon, they cut it out, because it had healled over the metal, then they had to grind out all the rust.

So now i'm down, for about a week, The moral is helmets are not just for crashing, they make damn good eye protection, when used properly, ride safe guys!
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-10-2005, 09:13 AM
 
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Holy shit!



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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-10-2005, 10:31 AM
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I had almost the same thing. Didn't get as chronic as yours. But hurt like a mother [email protected]#&er. Now I ALWAYS wear glasses when I ride. I like the gray tint wrap arounds with the straight ear peices. I use Cat Crap to keep them from fogging!

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-10-2005, 10:37 AM
 
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Wow...

My helmet has a clear visor. I always wear sunglasses during the day, and at night just keep it shut or open a click for ventilation.

I've still had bugs smack me in the face and get in my helmet during the day. That sucks.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-10-2005, 03:36 PM
 
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I'm a sandblater, I get metal and shit in my eyes all the time, and every so often have to go to the hospital, and get it removed, i have a couple small black spots i constantly see on my bottom left left eye
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Over the years I have taken a lot of crap into my eyes. Not till late 60s did I start to wear glasses & must wear them all the time SO there is some of the protection on a hot day & I have moved my visor up one click.

Still prior to above & I had so much mud & crap in my eyes especially fromthe competition end.

I remember to well when a fellow rider & I had been sort of batteling it along an Enduro & we hit a short bit of paved road. Note this was a very muddy event & even though we both took off with two pair of goggles they were no longer used.

The other chap turned up the wick faster as the rear-end skipped all over the road & I was allowing a slower pace to fling out the mud.

Thing is he was down & good comp riders do NOT leave stranded riders. I dropped my bike & realized something had really screwed up his right eye or both eyes.

With ambulance & other riders he was off to emergency & the enduro was finished for me.

About an hr later, dirty though I was, I rode a small street bike to see how he was doing. Wife was there & apparently a bug had hit him that hard PLUS he lost that eye.

So if you have glasses then wear them, if not then have a pair of shades or a clear set of protective glasses to help protect the eyes.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-11-2005, 07:12 AM
 
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Shit man, I constantly leave my visor up when driving around town (very low speed limits), but I'll definately be reconsidering that policy now. Thanks for sharing.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-12-2005, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, went back to the doc today, he looked me over, took off my "contact patch" and said "well we did not get it all out" WTF, he got out his grinder, 10 min, and a little less eyeball later, he says, ok we good now, then reschedules me for thur morn, so the last 3 days of healing were for nothin, i gotta start the pain all over again.

Just hope my vision is back 100% by mon, (track day) if its not, vash better watch out for the half blind idiot on the gixxer 1000, cause i'm going no matter what!
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...Just hope my vision is back 100% by mon, (track day) if its not, vash better watch out for the half blind idiot on the gixxer 1000, cause i'm going no matter what!
Can't imagine you'll be allowed to participate. Bit dangerous for other riders...




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Bit dangerous for other riders...


Are you making the assumption the other riders are safe???

Not making fun of you, just saying, at the track, you have all sorts of people "pushing it", I've seen more than my share of noobs on the track spilling for a million reasons... Sometimes I've actually wondered just how much safer the track really is... Although you don't have to worry about cagers, you don't feel too good when the kid on the gixxer 1000 is coming into a turn behind you after a nice long stretch, waaaay too hot...
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