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Old 9th September 2006
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Arrow That time of year again....

Now that the daylight hours are starting to get shorter, I'm faced with a usual dilemma.

I leave for work around 6:30 p.m. but before I arrive the sun is setting, so that means smoked sunglasses into the sunset but then changing lenses on the way. I finally bit the bullet and went over today to Chaparral Motorsports (San Bernardino, CA) to get a pair of photochromic glasses.

They had the usual group of brands sitting on the shelf, costing between $120 to $160. I'd had pretty good luck with the Bobster "convertible" glasses, so I asked if they had any from that maker. They did, and so I jumped for them... cost was $36.

If you're thinking of possibly getting a pair of "transition" style lenses but don't want to spend a ton of cash, you might give these a try. I jumped on the super-slab and took it up to around 75 mph and had no trouble with slippage or any tendency to try become dislodged with side-to-side head checks. I rode about 50 miles around the area just doing errands and these Bobster glasses seem to work out fine.

Here's the link from Chaparral's online catalog but you may be able to find them through other sources as well:

http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Chap...7B4CC8152C5FB1


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I wouldn't ride without my photochromic glasses. I have a pair of Panoptx that I use day and night; half helmet or full face. Works great for me.

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I usually leave mine on the counter at the 7-11. But occasionally I leave them on the front seat of my car so I can sit on them. I might try a pair.
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I usually leave mine on the counter at the 7-11. But occasionally I leave them on the front seat of my car so I can sit on them. I might try a pair.
The Bobster "convertible" glasses came with one of those PITA around-the-neck cords and I instantly became a big fan of those things. Haven't left my glasses in the 7-11 since.

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