Join Date: Dec 2008
Bikes: Cervelo RS, Specialized Stumpy, Schwinn 974
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The PBSF is totally easy to mount and use. You can even clip it to your jersey neck back or rear pocket top seam.
Now, if you want a real driver-alert light, sunshine, fog or rain, day or night, look to your neighbors in New Hampshire: DiNotte. Yes, they're expensive. But people using PBSF's ask me, "What kind of light is that, I've never seen anything that bright!" Last week on a club ride on a busy road, I had it off. I had to get somewhere, so I broke away. Since I was alone without pack cover, I turned on the light when I was about a quarter mile ahead of the other riders. They said, "What the hell is that?" (I was later informed on the next ride.) You can't use flashing mode in pack riding because it's uncomfortably jarring to people's retinas.
Drivers roll down their windows, "That's a really nice light, I saw you a mile back," and they change lanes waay back and give you plenty of room: car honks by impatient cagers are rare. What DiNottes do is give drivers TIME to calculate avoidance, and smoothly pass you instead of frustratingly seeing you late, and getting boxed in, thus having to go at your speed until traffic opens up.