These glasses are to reduce neck strain by keeping head and spine in alignment. A side effect is that the wind resistance is reduced dramatically. On long rides I am often limited by neck strain and that what made me think these glasses up. They are made from a pair of safety glasses, a prism from a pair of bed TV glasses and a retainer to hold them on fashioned from bailing wire and a rubber band.
Since their primary function is not to lower wind resistance, they *might* be allowed while riding under USAT, UCI and USA Cycling rules. Race directors have the final say when it comes to acceptability of technical innovations.
These heads down glasses are dangerous, do not make them! The safe riding position is with your nose pointed forward, your eyes open, your music off, both hands on the handlebars, and your iPhone in your pocket.
No idea if I am the first person to make these, I certainly have never seen a pair but I am willing to bet that its already patented.
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