Today’s QoW follows from the article in this issue on new research into rider visibility.
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Expert road cycling advice, since 2001
Charlie Johnson says
EVERYTHING I can!!!:roll:
Bright lime green bike socks. Bright colored kit (including helmit). Red blinkers in the rear. Bright blinker in the front.
John Marsh says
John Tonetti says
On my road bikes, I have a rear blinker and a front flasher that I use all the time. On the commuter, I have a front flasher, and on the rear I have 3 red blinkers… one on my seat stay, one on my seat post, one on my helmet. All four flash simultaneously in multiple modes. Available from Arsenal Cycling.
I now ride with florescent leggings and solid lighting on my ankles 😆
FREDERICK GOSS says
In addition to my bright safety vest, I also consider WHERE and HOW I ride as part of being visible. I ride 5-6 feet our from parked cars/ the car line. If they can see you – no matter what you are wearing – they likely will not hit you. Just last night on the way home a guy made a sweeping turn right into my path. Because I had left plenty of room to maneuver, I had no problem avoiding him. BUT I had forgot to put on my safety vest when I left home in the morning.
I have hi-vis flouresent pantleg straps and vest for riding around town. For fitness rides I wear a hi-vis jersey and hi-vis Nike Dri-Fit soccer socks (with Shimano sandals in the summer). I also use very bright daylight flashing handlebar and tail lights on all bike rides.
I ride where the right front wheel would be if I were driving a car. Vehicles actually change lanes to pass when I ride there. The burden is on the car or truck driver, not the cyclist. I believe the more we put the burden on the cyclist (ride on bike paths, wear bright clothes, display lights, etc.), the more drivers will expect that from all riders, making roads more dangerous.
Timothy J Bick says
I have a taillight attached to my helmet that flashes red and white LED’s . That way I don’t have to worry about what I am wearing.