November 18, 2014

Milepost 11/17

We are deep into Fall here, and the sun isn't out as much, obviously, leaving the sky far darker each morning and evening, thus making it harder to spot both motorcyclists and diehard bicyclists. This is an example of how reflective tape can help. The tape on the wheels is most effective, as it creates the image of a full disc once the bike is in motion, and also helps indicate a riders relative speed. Even if you don't want to wear the admittedly dorky reflective vest, applying reflective tape to the bike ensures you are visible to some degree, no matter what the of day you ride.

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1 comment:

Monkeywrangler said...

Yep, the good SOLAS grade 3M reflective stuff is dabomb! When my Encore finally arrives, probably next month, I will be sure to add quite a lot of it to the frame and wheels, to complement what I have on myself--always more of a challenge when riding recumbent.