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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Man, it was soooooooo foggy on my ride to wrk this morning! I leave for work at 4am and spend most of the trip on a rural highway.

I had one stretch of about 12 miles with about 15ft of visibility, if that. I was almost riding one-handed, I had to wipe my visor so often and my gear looked like I'd just ridden through a torrential downpour.

Can't wait for tomorrow's ride!




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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 03:22 PM
 
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Oh don't you love fog? Almost makes you want to have windshield wipers for your faceshield.
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My biggest fear, when riding in fog, is being rear-ended. I tend to tap my brakes constantly when I get in to thick stuff, making my rear brake light flash on and off.




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I actaully saw a dude on a harley a while back with sometype of brakelight modulator. It would flash on the rightside, then leftside, then over and over again, then go all solid. This dude was the real deal, all geared up, full helmet.
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Hi All-

I supplement my rear lamp with one of those LED lights used by joggers. Clips right to the license plate and practically doubles the output seen by drivers behind me.

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Great idea, Bluey, I might look for one of those.




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Fog is rather rare in this area. Still if I run into fog or fog moves into this area I simply cannot move. Problem is with just one eye working I loose depth of preception & with unfamaliar fog I am hopless.

Had phone call from the eye specialist a week ago last Thursday & they are going to bring me in again THREE MONTHS from now for another "field test" & have a hunch it will be months & months to several years (if I am still alive) just as my late Mother suffered for around 10 yrs to finally pass away.

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Smitty, sorry to hear about your vision problems. Hope they don't keep you off your bike until you're ready to quit.

I have f*ck-all vision in my right eye. It's been turned-in slightly since I was a kid and was never corrected. I get maybe 5-10% of my vision from that eye, the rest from my left. It's more like peripheral vision than anything. I can't see 3-D properly (I occasionally have a problem with depth perception), but my brain has worked out how to process the info that it does receive.

My Great Grandfather gave up driving at a spritely 93. It wasn't his health that forced him off the road, but rather that, with all of the new streets and changes to old ones, he was starting to get lost and his confidence went downhill.




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Fog is the worst riding condition, IMHO. I'd rather be caught out in a torrential downpour than ride in it. If there's fog, I leave the bike in the garage. When it's thick, it's not much fun in a cage either. Especially with the idiots who don't understand the concept of headlights and slowing down.

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I don't like rain at all. Too much construction going on in my area so the road is wet, slippery, and muddy. That and NC has 3rd world country roads.
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