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Old 12-15-13, 10:32 PM   #76
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This is more modest, but December starts with a Holiday parade that I ride in. I zip tie a Santa hat onto my helmet and leave it on until Christmas. I get a lot of cool conversations, and people seem to give me a little extra room in pre-Christmas traffic.
Anyone donating money to Santa?
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Old 07-05-17, 12:46 PM   #77
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I've been looking hard for this old thread and finally found it. So I'm bumping it up for those who haven't seen it.
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Christmas lights! That seems like an excellent idea.
I did it this winter, and it was absolutely ****ing awesome! best way to be seen. $6 a string from amazon. Runs off of 3 aa batteries and they are still going strong.
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Old 07-06-17, 07:38 AM   #79
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Oh my! I just read the rest of the thread. This made my morning lol.
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Old 07-06-17, 09:38 AM   #80
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Do you think that bike fits on his utility belt?

You would think Batman would know better to than to wear his work clothes on the commute.
My first thought was, "No capes!"

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For my birthday last May my MIL got me a watermelon helmet. Since then I've noticed that it makes people happy, and in so doing it rises to their attention, and thus increases my visibility.

Does anyone know where I can get some SPD clown shoes?
Have you seen my bicycle? Some old ladies were quite excited by it as I cycled by the bus stop today
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Love those watermelon helmets!!! I may have to get one.

In addition to looking like a dork... and using many lights ... I also behave like one - overtly waving a big friendly "HI!" and often introducing myself ENTHUSIASTICALLY at stop lights and discussing with the drivers what they intend to do with their 2 ton mass of steel (and plastic) - and sharing with them my intentions... whether they inquire or not.

(It's amusing to me because in any other setting I'm quiet and prefer to fly under the radar...)

I often use Monkeylectric lights on the spokes of my commuters...
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I've been looking hard for this old thread and finally found it. So I'm bumping it up for those who haven't seen it.
Thank you Vol! These are friggin' AWESOME! I am definitely going to come up with a costume to commute in this fall/winter!
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Old 07-07-17, 10:54 AM   #84
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Looks pretty goofballish for commuting:
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