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A Winter Peril

I've discovered something, that I'd think I'd have noticed before, but don't recall. Maybe because I put away my bike by now, or slept through the day and only biked at night -- hell, by *now* I've usually been on a plane to Chile, in recent years.

The something being a an extra effect of the short days and low sun: it's hard to bike in daylight without sun in my eyes. There's like a couple hours around noon. "Winter sun in eyes" sounds familiar, "making it impossible to bike" doesn't.

I did find a fix of sorts. When I bought my current glasses, I got transition coating, but also clip-on sunshades. I've hardly ever used the shades, since the coating + hat + sun avoidance has generally sufficed. But they've always been quitely in their case in my backpack, so when I got frustrated today, I brought them out, and hey! it helped! Obviously doesn't if the un comes over the glasses, but it worked on this route.

Score one for hoarding.

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As for what I was out for today, Harvard has an associated Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, on the same block as Grendel's. Through Dec 11th there's an exhibit of photographs of blacks from Victorian Britain. http://www.coopergalleryhc.org/upcoming-black-chronicles-ii/
Gallery is free. Also closed Sunday, so only readers who get get off some time T-F will be able to see it.

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coalboy
Dec. 8th, 2015 10:55 pm (UTC)
I've been wearing a baseball cap (for its visor) with my sunglasses, to cover that gap over the top of the sunglasses.
mindstalk
Dec. 8th, 2015 11:19 pm (UTC)
I've got a variety of full brim hats for visor services, but they don't work on a bike, and don't keep my ears warm in the cold, either; usually by now I'm wearing a silly woolen hat.

I guess a baseball cap might actually fit under a helmet, though it also risks the visor being too big, given the angle of my body and head on the bike. Fine line between "no sun in my eyes" and "can't see ahead".
coalboy
Dec. 9th, 2015 01:03 am (UTC)
I've seen advertised online earbands with slits for visors.
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