Today it rained very hard, here in the North East. (Almost 2"+ for the whole day!) Since I had to ride in this stuff, Is there anything I should be doing to get cars to see me better in such weather? (More lights or brighter outfits?)
I always wear a bright top and run a headlight/taillight regardless of the weather. I haven't been hit yet (a few close calls) - so I must be doing something right.
I wear this bad boy in the rain and my backpack has a flourescent yellow rain cover.
I go with additional strobes, yellow blinking fog lights on top of my regular red rear lights, when it's raining or foggy. I also wear a safety vest which reflects light.
Originally Posted by Colorado Kid
Wow, I like that vest with the flashing strobe lights! Did you buy that or make it up yourself? Great idea for rain days in either case!
Originally Posted by baron von trail
Rick / OCRR
I have a safety vest, sewed a patch of Velcro On it , the other half is adhesive on a Blinky light.
When the deluge opens up I don My cycle cape , it's a Yellow Cone , And my Sou Wester cap
adds to the novelty look , That helps ..
moved into my own house close in to Small Town center ,
so Now I'm probably over equipped for my short trips to the Tavern
Last edited by fietsbob; 08-14-13 at 09:58 AM.
Two inches all day? That's not much; 2" in 30 minutes, now that's heavy!
I'll normally run at least two rear blinkers (in case one gets wet or the battery dies) when it's raining, and a steady and perhaps flashing light on the front. The blinkies seem to cut through road spray and fog better than just bright clothes. But just in case, wear a bright jersey or jacket.