/ Cyclist's/Belayer's neck
Some time ago, before the invention of belaying specs it occurred to me that some eyewear which allowed a cyclist to adopt a wind-efficient position with head down but still able to see where he was going would be a good idea. I even thought of prisms. I didn't get around to patenting the idea, of course.
My question is: has anyone tried cycling with belaying specs on?
I Remember reading about the Proper hardcore non stop 3000 mile RAAM (race across America) that some cyclists resort to attaching a bungee cord From the Back of their shorts to their helmet to keep their Neck in position.
I'm sure someone has, and has soon realised that they are pretty useless as you loose your periferal vision which is quite vital to avoid being killed
Yeah, that's known as Schermer's Neck, not uncommon amongst cyclists doing ultra distance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Shermer#Competitive_bicycling
I have seen people using belaying glasses for sport climbing before (especially useful on long redpoints), but I don't know if they made use of an angled mirror or a prism or what. No way I would want to use one for cycling though; you're surely not going to get much visibility with it!
no man that would be madness, as mentioned youd need something wide angle for cycling
you can alter the curvature of the mirrors..
how about linking your helmetcam to google glasses?
On the plus side, when you are lying flat on your back in the middle of the road you can see the people coming to help you - or the lorry about to finish you off
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