30th January 2011, 7:27 AM
Since I started posting here one of the more passionate topics, especially for me was the issue us blind as bat folk have getting our needs met for cycling eyewear.Thanks to some of the links posted by members here and the directions they led me in I have finally been able to get my own opticians to find me options, hurrah!& not a bad deal at the end of the process, so well worth the effort involved. (Can read about it here if you are interested) Once armed with the knowledge supplied by the kind members here the things I wanted were available and called RX inserts I set off on a mission. My journey comes to a rest for now and the option I have are Salice 826’s, if I get the very thinnest and lightest lens options would cost me £175.I'm probably going to see what I can do to reduce the price a bit while I start saving for them, but at least I have progress towards an end goal. Thanks for those who took the time and effort here to guide me this far along the journey.
Mike the bike
30th January 2011, 3:43 PM
Nowt wrong with my eyes, small print excepted, but I will soon have to face up to my increasing deafness. Although there are some compensations, I routinely ignore greetings from people I can't stand for example, the whole thing is becoming an embarrassment. Only last week three of us rode to Cowes, planning to take a tea stop in the High Street, which is pedestrianised. Ten feet inside the No Entry" signs is a public bench and I pedalled up to it before dismounting, intending to rest my bike against it while I peeled off my helmet and a couple of layers.As I struggled with my zipper I wondered why my two companions, Fat Les and The Boy, were creased up with laughter. The cause of their amusement became apparent when one of those Police Community Intimidation Officers strode up to me, stuck his helmet in my face and enquired why I was ignoring his instructions to dismount in the High Street. I explained in words of one syllable that I was probably unable to hear him across the busy road and that in any case I had actually ridden about two bike-lengths into the pedestrian area.He seemed to take this as an admission of guilt and began lecturing me on the grave danger I posed to society and where would we be if everybody did what they wanted. At this point I fell back on my usual ploy of pretending not to hear him and asking him to repeat every word at least three times. The frustration of having to bollock me in triplicate and the slightly aggressive interjections of Fat Les, who can't stand authority, eventually persuaded him to clear off, presumably in search of some disabled pensioners to boss about more effectively.But he had a point, I should really get my ears checked and I have made it a resolution to do so before they let PCSOs carry guns."
30th January 2011, 5:01 PM
It's times like that you should be allowed to carry a chainsaw fitted to your bike with the sole purpose of carving those idiots up.
31st January 2011, 11:24 AM
He was of course technically correct Mike even if he was being a jobsworth but fortunately has no more powers to enforce the law than you or I.