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Darth Lefty 11-13-13 06:23 PM

New theory: for visibility, dress like a goofball
 
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?

cplager 11-13-13 06:46 PM

You don't need clown shoes, just get orange shoe covers.

If you really want to take it to extremes, just ride a recumbent. :D

erig007 11-13-13 07:05 PM

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Dzrtrat 11-13-13 07:42 PM

I've seen those and thought of getting one, if it would help to keep from getting run over that's a bonus, and it's about time for a new brain bucket.

Darth Lefty 11-13-13 08:00 PM

Christmas lights! That seems like an excellent idea.

the sci guy 11-13-13 08:58 PM

solved:
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Darth Lefty 11-13-13 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by the sci guy (Post 16244998)

But how does he reach the bars with those tiny arms?

erig007 11-13-13 09:12 PM

One that glow in the dark

http://www.flixya.com/files-photo/a/...wz-1803122.jpg

B. Carfree 11-14-13 01:18 AM

My local commuter bike used to be an "upside-down" bike that a friend made for me from an abandoned bike. He flipped the forks/handlebars over, then welded a three-foot tall stem extender and a three-foot seat post extender onto the bottom bracket. It was about the height of an "ordinary" bike and definitely got the attention of motorists. It was even better during the winter solstice season when we would drape battery-powered christmas lights on the bike and its rider.

The only downside was when trees or tunnels were too low for easy passage, but that was more than made up for when the fruit was ripe.

cplager 11-14-13 06:31 AM

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Originally Posted by B. Carfree (Post 16245366)
The only downside was when trees or tunnels were too low for easy passage, but that was more than made up for when the fruit was ripe.

Ha! This just made my day! :D

LordMarv 11-14-13 06:42 AM

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slcbob 11-14-13 06:53 AM

I thought the hi-viz colors already gave you a two-fer of visibility and goofball.

slcbob 11-14-13 06:55 AM

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Originally Posted by erig007 (Post 16245035)

At least T-rex can shift if he can reach the bars with his tiny arms. Alien Gumby might as well be riding a single speed if those are trigger shifters.

bikemig 11-14-13 07:11 AM

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Originally Posted by the sci guy (Post 16244998)

Don't you just hate it when top predators evolve like that?

erig007 11-14-13 08:22 AM

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erig007 11-14-13 08:23 AM

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dramiscram 11-14-13 08:24 AM

Nice thread :roflmao2:

erig007 11-14-13 08:24 AM

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erig007 11-14-13 08:24 AM

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erig007 11-14-13 08:25 AM

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starla 11-14-13 08:30 AM

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starla 11-14-13 08:31 AM

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