So I went riding a few days ago from 7:30pm to about 9:30pm. On two lane roads most of the time, traveling in the bike lane. At one point, once it was dark, a passing car just simply told us to "Be careful". Neither my buddy or myself have lights/reflectors on our bikes so I am thinking that is what they were referring to.
Are lights at night neccessary? Do I need front and rear and can you recommend some that are relatively low in price? I'd rather not get hit from behind. I want something that can be easily removed for day riding. I also plan to get a saddle pack that I can carry some tools in, so a rear light that will attach to a bag would be good too.
Any suggestions for smallish bags would be good too.