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    Being Obnoxious in the Summertime

    The general praise of being obnoxious thread had great input and was rather inspiring, however one time i struggle to stay obnoxious is in the summer. With the nature of summers in the south i generally dont keep too much on my leaving less surface to be reflecterized. Suggestions? Tips?

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    My wife tells me I don't have to worry about losing it all year long....
    Fortunately, daylight is on our side in the summer. You can still light/ reflect your seat bag, fenders, panniers, messenger bag and helmet (if you wear one.)
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    I'm thinking the best solution is to do like the Samurais and wear a banner on our back but instead color it high vis yellow with some sort symbol made out of reflective material.

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    I got a ventilated nylon 'muscle shirt' from Target in an eye-searing international safety orange. Sets off a suntan nicely too.

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    Here is the vision of the Safety Samurai for your viewing pleasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somedood View Post
    Here is the vision of the Safety Samurai for your viewing pleasure.

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    My favorite obnoxious summer wear is a lime-green running shirt from Target. It has the seamless shoulders, which are really comfortable, and it has a few reflective pieces.

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    Mesh Cat III vest over a lime green t-shirt along with all the standard lights and reflective patches

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    This makes me think of the new dayglow green shirt I bought at REI the other day. It did not look so bad on the hanger but on me, gag. It is definitely to be returned.
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    Just head to any store that sells construction safety equipment, they make high-vis t-shirts, vests and even just a reflective suspender-type get-up that goes over whatever you want to wear... http://alertshirt.com/higvisshirfo.html was the first link that came up for high vis safety shirts.

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    Neon green is your friend. You can find lots of short-sleeve jerseys in that color.

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    Try the neon reflective cross sash straps and belts typically worn by joggers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenway View Post
    Try the neon reflective cross sash straps and belts typically worn by joggers.
    I have one of those that I bought for running at night in the Hood to Coast. It's pretty comfortable for my normal running attire of no shirt. It might make for a funny tan pattern though.
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    Tie Died T shirts work well. Totally raises the obnoxious level.

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