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    Same here Mike. Around 40F and steady rain with strong winds.

    They have promised it will start to warm up tomorrow but I will believe it when I feel it

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    ................ but I will believe it when I feel it
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    Actually warm enough to leave the heating off today and I went out and chopped a good stack of logs. Still not what I would call warm yet. We are down to our last eight bags of coal although there is still a large pile of wood to be cut in the drive and about three weeks supply I have cut and stacked round the back. Just have to hope for a warm May

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    I actually drove a few miles with my window open today. What does annoy me in these winter months is that the sun being low tends to dazzle, or when going through a tree lined bit of road with the sun through the trees, the distraction caused by the continual rapid flicker of light and shade, good job I'm not epileptic!
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    I also find that annoying although I find that if the sun is on the offside moving the sun visor around by 90 degrees usually helps.

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    Being tall I have my seat well back, the sun visor is not long enough to block the whole door window, so is only worth swinging the visor when the sun is off the starboard bow (or port bow if you drive on the other side of the road)
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    You could always attach an extension to it Mike. A piece of cardboard and a couple of elastic bands would do it.

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    Yeah, but then when I return it to the front it would obscure the seebackroscope. Yer can't win 'em all!
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    You are right Mike the flicker of light through trees etc (strobe effect) can be very dangerous for some people it can induce tiredness and even cause drivers to fall asleep at the wheel and as you say epileptic’s are prone to fits in this situation.
    In NZ we have to endure a very low angle of morning sun and a lot of accidents are put down to this, we call it “Sun strike” last Wednesday we decided to have a day out at Taupo and due to my Eye condition I am restricted to a 45k radius from home and no city driving so I usually take the first and last bit of a trip and my wife has to do the rest, any way we start off about 9am, sky is overcast just the ideal condition for me but wouldn’t you know it after about 10k out comes the sun and 90% of the time it is dead ahead, after a couple of strays over the centre line I just had to give the wheel to the missus. That lucky old sun has nothing to do but roll around heaven all day. grrrrrr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    Being tall I have my seat well back, the sun visor is not long enough to block the whole door window, so is only worth swinging the visor when the sun is off the starboard bow (or port bow if you drive on the other side of the road)
    Why not wear a peaked Cap aka Golf Hat you can turn that easily and quickly in any position?

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    I keep one of those in the car all the time ... nice to have on with the sunroof open, too.

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    Yes I have a roadster and it is an essential bit of equipment in that.
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    Porsche is gone.....but have the cap.

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    I mentioned Sunstrike' earlier it is very, very dangerous.
    Yesterday about 7:30pm we were on our way home from a day out and my Wife driving, we were in the shadow of the trees on our right, just coming to the top of a gentle incline when we hit the Sun straight in front of us, absolutely blinded us and the car we were following we ground to a complete halt.
    I do wonder how many accidents it causes.
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    Undoubtedly quite a few. One precaution you can take when driving out of the sun is to put your headlights on. This may help oncoming traffic see you with the sun behind you

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