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I have been blind in my right eye since I was 14, I'm 38 now.

Anything that requires depth perception was difficult at first... I laughed at JAYSTENSEC4CYL backing up story becuase I have done that a million times. Even after 24 years, its still hard to catch a baseball thats moving fast. As someone else mentioned, I always wear glasses for the protection, I tried contacts years ago but it felt like riding with out a helmet. Also, 3D and those stupid pictures you stare at till you see the hidden image dont work on me.

All that beilng said, its really not all that bad... you learn to adapt. I have been riding on the street for 20 years and have never had any problems because of it.

My advice to you would be to take it very slow at first and ALWAYS give your self extra braking distance. Your depth perception WILL be off. Be extra aware of your blind side and always double check crossing traffic at lights and stop signs. Dont listen to people who tell you not to ride on the street anymore, its not even an issue once you've learned to compensate. I have never had a get off on the street, and I am faster down a curvy road than most the people I ride with. Just be careful at first and take it easy till you have adjusted.

Maybe do a track day or two before you sart tearing up the street. It will not only improve your riding skills in gereral, but it is a good safe place to get used to riding and judging distance with one eye.

Be careful till you adjust. Feel free to PM me if you like.

Mike
 
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