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Originally Posted by timtourist
I will totally invest in some super bright gear for sure.
No problem with that of course, but all that's needed for visability is a light weight safety vest. Should you chose that route, your local department of transportation might be willing to donate a couple. Here in Texas, the volunteers who pick up trash on the roadside are given them.
I'm really no fan of such myself. Think they are sort of dorky lookng for a cool fellow like me speeding down the road on my bicycle. Takes away from my macho image. LOL. But, in the interest of protecting motorist from the inconvenience of running over me, I have taken to wearing the vest, or a bright jersey. Frankly, I think we owe the motoring public that much.
As an aside, a buddy and I were riding on a local FM road yesterday. He called 'car back' and we pulled over to the edge of athe shoulderless two lane road. A state highway patrol car roared by
clearing us by about a foot, no traffic in opposite lane. WTF? Maybe he was texting on his cp.
The bicycle is one of the great inventions of mankind. Delights children, challenges young men to feats of daring, and turns old men into boys again.--Me
Last edited by Cyclebum; 11-16-10 at 01:36 PM.