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Quick Tip #19 – How To Eliminate Shadows on The Mountain Bike Trails

Hey there Roddo from Sports Adventure again with another quick tip.

Today’s quick tip is about eye protection.

We all know out and about doing anything there’s nothing worse than getting something in your eye – a bit of dust or a bit of dirt – so it’s so important to wear some sort of eye protection when you’re on the bike.

I’ve gone with a yellow lens safety glass for my time on the bike.

I’ve tried the conventional sunglasses but have found with the sunglass on the trails where you could be in areas that a little bit patchy, so in the shadow and also open to direct sunlight, there a such a stark contrast between the bright lit areas and the shadow areas.

It’s quite easy and not see bumps, lumps, logs, sticks, stones and so the yellow lens tends to even out the contrast between the dark and light

And here’s a bit of a test that I’ve done just to show you a section of trail with conventional glasses and also with a yellow lens glass

As you can understand the colour variation is a bit different, takes a bit of getting used to.

But for me I never looked back once I started using yellow lense glasses.

Alright guys have a great day I know I will.

Stay tuned tomorrow for you next quick tip

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So keep in touch and get out on the trails.

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Rod Bucton, mountain bike fanatic from Mid North Coast, New South Wales Australia…discover the shortcuts to mountain biking for beginners and while you’re at it follow Rod on Facebookor Instagram.

Like any sport, bicycling involves risk of injury and damage. By choosing to ride a bicycle, you assume the responsibility for that risk, so you need to know — and to practice — the rules of safe and responsible riding and of proper use and maintenance. Proper use and maintenance of your bicycle reduces risk of injury.

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