First ride in Contact Lenses!

Written by  Sunday, 05 January 2014 15:50
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It has been an eventful Sunday today, normally a quiet day of the week down here in the Plymouth area. First of it's been a 1st for me, as I normally wear glasses but today was the first day on the bike in contact lenses. What an improvement in riding comfort!

The first job of the day was a consignment of milk to go from Derriford up to Bristol. I was the first rider with a hand over at Tiverton to Weston Freewheelers. The weather was horrendous with lots of standing water around the City. I did consider swapping for the car but decided that once onto the A38 things would improve standing water wise. I was right and a successful handover was conducted.

Back to not riding with glasses on, it meant that I didn't have to raise my visor when coming to a stop at traffic lights and there wasn't any problems, when stopping at either end with glasses getting steamed up or covered in rain. I am hoping I am going to be able to wear contacts most of the time now. Will see over the coming week how I get on with them.

Onto the second job, it was a routine Dialysis Sample run from the Plymouth Dialysis Unit (Renal Unit) to the combined labs at Derriford. I decided to use the car for this run as the heavens hadn't shown any sign of abating. It was definitely the right call! The drains are struggling to handle the amount of water that is being thrown down. Which meant I was warm and dry in the safety of the car.

That’s all for today, Ride Safe

Dave Webber

Last modified on Sunday, 17 January 2016 10:06
Dave Webber

Dave joined Devon Freewheelers in Feb 2013, as a rider I am part of the team that keeps the charitys IT working as it should. I also bleed members for articles that we can post on the site. Ride safe everyone.