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Old 03-24-2014, 10:03 AM   #1
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Hi all ! My stepson and I went riding yesterday on some local trails . It was hot so I wore my Hornet helmet with the visor . Sometimes when its not real sandy I crack the visor to get airflow . We had stopped to take a break and when we took off I still had the visor wide open . A small branch jumped out and poked me in the cheek about 2 " below my eye , I was still in first gear and just about to flip down the visor . Poked me hard enough to make me bleed . I always wear the proper gear but I guess I have to smart enough to use it properly . Hope this helps someone . Cheers !
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:46 PM   #2
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Yipes, way too close to an eye for comfort! Glad you're OK
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:45 PM   #3
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I had a similar experience riding snowmobile. I felt the stick right next to my eye. I could feel the pressure building and just before it got to the point of injury, the stick broke and fell out.

Glad to hear that you weren't hurt too badly. Thanks for the reminder to be careful
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:02 PM   #4
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MTB close call...

I had a similar experience years ago mountain biking. Bombing down a hill, saw the branch coming at my face and at the last second, stood, weaved, took it in the pec! Hurt like hell, obviously! Lucky it just was a "flesh wound" and did not puncture my chest. I hate ANYTHING getting in or near my eyes, and for years I pictured that stick putting my eye out; it really made me nervous to ride fast after that.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:38 PM   #5
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I ride a lot in heavy brush, both bike and Quad. At work I wear polycarbonate safety glasses all day long as I am a Machinist. I wear the same lightweight comfortable safety glasses inside my helmet while riding. Stops bugs and rocks or mud as well as the aforementioned pointy sticks. It's amazing how often I feel something hit them.
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:46 PM   #6
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Living in the land of illegal tinted visors I keep a pair of caterpillar safety sunglasses in my pocket for just such an occasion - love them.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:39 AM   #7
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Dude, reality check, branches don't "jump". So for the record, you rode into it. Okay, not the smartest thing to do and certainly not as dumb as a lot of the stupid things I've done, but hope you learned from it too.

Thanks for posting.

PS Me likes my Hornet! The complexity of the visor is swoon worthy alone.
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:35 AM   #8
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Face poke thread?
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:13 PM   #9
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what happened to the video posts?
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:57 PM   #10
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My buddy lost his eye to a stick in sledding accident when he was 6 years old.
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:19 PM   #11
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Face poke thread?

Not sure why,,,, I've seen a lot worse on here,,, they were moved.....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=787698&page=5
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:10 PM   #12
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I have had a rock get kicked up and hit me in the face while on the road. I had my visor up but luckily had my Wiley X glasses on under the visor. The rock didn't hit me in the glasses but I sure was glad I was wearing them. Try some clear safety glasses like others have said.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:14 PM   #13
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In addition I carry two levels of tinted safety glasses for the brighter days. They are much cheaper than sunglasses to replace when damaged with a much higher level of eye protection.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:09 AM   #14
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Anyone ever try the mesh safety googles the Airsoft kids wear?
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:55 AM   #15
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Anyone ever try the mesh safety googles the Airsoft kids wear?
Reinventing the wheel there.
Plenty of good eye protection available so there is no reason to ask yourself "Hey, I wonder if this neat idea will work in that one moment when my sight is on the line"
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