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Location: Portland, Maine USA
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The Tiny Blinky: How Much Sense Does It Make?
When I renewed my membership with the bicycle coalition in my state, I noticed that there were small "gifts" (i.e. bicycle shirts, T-shirts, caps, water bottles, etc.) included with various amounts that the good member might wish to contribute. Being someone of limited means but not being chintzy, I contributed a $50 membership for the year. For my contribution, I received the "gift" of a bike light.
The bike light was a white blinkie about the size of a fifty-cent piece or dollar coin that one would mount on the front of a helmet or the handlebars of a bicycle. It was the sort of blinkie that had the limited uses of making a cyclist of being seen. Although it's bright and has practical uses at times, how much sense does a blinky like this make?
Remember, I contributed the money to the bicycle coalition for continued membership, its contributions to society, and for great bicycling. I didn't spend the money for just to get an accessory and be taken for a fool.
What do you think?