Just get out there and ride! Don't need lycra or special shoes. A helmet is optional...your choice.

I am just a guy with a love of the bicycle and a firm believer it is a viable form of transportation. The bicycle is an amazing invention. It allows a small human to transport a large load over long distances easily. It is THE MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT FORM OF TRANSPORTATION...PERIOD!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Can you SEE me NOW!?




This is an early Christmas present to myself :-D I frequently ride narrow two lane country roads with poor lighting and short site distances. I usually wear a highway worker style vest. But this will cut out one layer in the cooler seasons. It is ANSI Class 2 Compliant...which means I can get a job on a road crew if I need too ;-) It is a Carhartt which is what I typically wear for work anyway.

There will now be no excuse for NOT seeing me as I wander down the highways and byways. Hopefully in the future things like this won't be required or necessary for cyclists, we will insist that all cars be painted a hideous color so we can see them coming.


Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to each and everyone, and if you happen not to Celebrate Christmas....Happy Holidays.

Aaron

7 comments:

William/The Author Of * said...

Happy and Safe Holidays and New Year to you

Rat Trap Press said...

That's nice. I might just buy one of those. I'm not real concerned about my stuff being cycling specific.

2whls3spds said...

Believe me THAT is not cycling specific. About the only cycling specific thing I have is a bicycle...LOL

Aaron

Doohickie said...

I feel like I've betrayed the 3-speed crowd. I actually got a Canari yellow windbreaker, some black leggings and a pair of black bike pants. I promise not to wear them on the DL-1. ;- )

2whls3spds said...

LOL Doohickie, maybe you should wear them on the DL ;-). Years ago I raced, but no longer. I ride for pleasure and utility.

Aaron

workbike said...

"Hopefully in the future things like this won't be required or necessary for cyclists, we will insist that all cars be painted a hideous color so we can see them coming."

Well said. At least here the responsibility rests on car drivers in the evend of a crash, so they tend to be more careful

2whls3spds said...

Hi workbike, thanks for stopping by...
In the USA the theory behind car accidents is to blame everyone else for it and then the police attempt to find fault; however you can go to court and pay an attorney to get you off the hook.

US drivers are some of the least trained drivers; 40 hours total training and they give you a license and set you free with a 1.5 ton missile. Pet peeve of mine...

Aaron