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    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?)

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    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.

    http://www.cannondale.com/metro-jacket-22415

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Kid View Post
    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 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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baron von trail View Post
    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.
    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!

    Rick / OCRR

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    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.

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    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.

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