Mr. RainmanP, I know what you mean about being too warm in just about any kind of extra clothing. We have more cool days here in Atlanta than you do, for sure, but still, summer seems to last from April to October. I don't
want to influence you one way or the other, but I put most of my nighttime visiblity gear on the bike itself (I ride a lot in darkness, too, but in the cold). That way, it's always there. In the rear (the most important place) I use two
blinkies, two large, round, 3-inch red reflectors and two large oval amber reflectors. These are all mounted on the end of my rack on a narrow metal tube which is about the same width as my flat handlebars. Cars seem to give me a wider berth than previously, when I used just a blinkie and the tiny reflector that came with the bike. One
morning, after the sun came up behind me, another cyclist came up to me at the light and said that the sun really
lit those reflectors up, and wanted to know where I got them (auto parts). I think I am more visible at night than
in the day.
You can never be TOO visible. Thanks for the posting!