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wisconsin41

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Riding motorcycles, anyone?
« on: October 11, 2013, 04:58:14 PM »
Just wondering if anyone rides motorcycles with Sjogrens?   Curious how you handle the dryness etc.

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Re: Riding motorcycles, anyone?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013, 07:42:13 PM »
I have not ridden a bike in about 30 years. An auto accident was a balance problem.
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 09:10:26 PM »
We'll days are far behind me and I was riding the back but i did buy a pair of liberty sunglasses a few years ago at the same time I was prescribed restasis.

My eyes were soooo dry, I tried them on and was sold.  They were a godsend.  I noticed a difference right away, they really help with the dry eye, outdoors in dry windy climates, or air conditioned cars etc.

They have a cushioned rim inside and are similar to other riding shades.

Ride on,
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Re: Riding motorcycles, anyone?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2013, 08:00:09 AM »
I gave up riding with my husband years ago d/t what I saw in my nursing clinicals

with the head injuries....permenant ones...so sad.


However....d/t the wind drying out the eyes and hip issues with the RA...I don't

think I could ride anymore anyways.


If you enjoy it...you'll find ways to deal with it all.  Good goggles I would think.

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Re: Riding motorcycles, anyone?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2013, 08:05:32 AM »
Maybe the old style bomber goggles ;D
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Re: Riding motorcycles, anyone?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013, 11:18:02 AM »
Do you know what motorcycle riders are?

Organ donors.

Yep, young, healthy, .......fill in the rest.

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Re: Riding motorcycles, anyone?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2013, 11:33:40 AM »
Will they even take Sjogren's organs? :-\
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2013, 12:51:30 PM »
Donorcycles, they are called.

I like having something around me.

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Re: Riding motorcycles, anyone?
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2013, 09:19:00 AM »
I don't ride for the same reasons noted, seen too many dead or barely surviving brain injuries from motorcycles.

That being said, make sure you wear a good helmet and I would think one with a face shield would prevent the wind from drying your eyes out as well as protecting your face from flying debris.

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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2013, 03:54:45 PM »
And high quality leather clothing to reduce road rash.
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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2013, 05:48:46 AM »
 Have a scooter,
Not the same same as a motorcycle, but the wind in my face can be a problem. I use sunglasses with my helmet under the face piece.

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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2013, 08:14:00 AM »
We do ride.  I am blind as a bat anyway, so I ordered special glasses that are made for riding.  They have foam around them to block out the wind and have the lenses that change to sunglasses automatically, so I can use them at night as well as they turn back clear.

I haven't had any issues since getting them.  I simply use drops before we go and when we stop if needed.