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    Wearing goggles in the dust?

    I am considering wearing goggles in the desert races. The dust just turns my eyes red and burning. I must be allergic.

    Do you think Goggles would be hot?

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    I don't think anyone would consider goggles a hot look for XC. Ha ha
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    I have seen a few guys wear them out here on the east coast when things get really muddy in late spring. These are usually XC races (under 3 hours). I personally have used them when training and find that they do get quite hot when climbing, but make up for it in keeping my eyes and glasses free of mud.
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    Yes, they'll be hot and you won't be able to wipe the sweat from your brow. That and I'll bet they fog up super fast.

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    Wearing goggles in the dust?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo View Post
    I am considering wearing goggles in the desert races. The dust just turns my eyes red and burning. I must be allergic.

    Do you think Goggles would be hot?
    I have used them in the dust. They work. Pulled them up (or down) when the trail was clear ahead.
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    Look at Oakley split jackets with the o matter gasket this works great for me winter and summer on dusty days

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    I can't imagine goggles not fogging up during climbs. I backcountry ski a lot in the winter, ~60 on average and the goggles always come off for climbs.

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    Goggles are a possible solution, as is choosing an event other than the dustiest 100 known to man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    Goggles are a possible solution, as is choosing an event other than the dustiest 100 known to man!
    I think you're on to something here. Though to be fair, the promoter can't control weather.

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    I like that crazy event! So many of the other events are fireroad climbs followed by descents on singletrack. The dust is hard to deal with but I'm done with fireroad events.

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    Wearing goggles in the dust?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo View Post
    I like that crazy event! So many of the other events are fireroad climbs followed by descents on singletrack. The dust is hard to deal with but I'm done with fireroad events.
    Well, there are no fireroads in the PNW. Lots of forest roads, logging roads. No fireroads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Well, there are no fireroads in the PNW. Lots of forest roads, logging roads. No fireroads.
    Yeah, never quite figured out how or why everything wider than a singletrack became "fireroads". Just like singletrack, full size vehicle width routes come in all kind of varieties.

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    Wearing goggles in the dust?

    Quote Originally Posted by zrm View Post
    Yeah, never quite figured out how or why everything wider than a singletrack became "fireroads". Just like singletrack, full size vehicle width routes come in all kind of varieties.
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    Goggles with a double lens work great, they don't fog and seal out dust or in my case snow. They are a bit warmer than glasses for sure, in high temps I'm not sure how bearable they would be for XC racing.
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