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Old 12-22-2014, 09:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you are a recreational cyclist out for a trip to enjoy the scenery, I agree. If you are a commuter then time is money. We have not had a bicyclist killed this year but some pedestrians have been struck and killed in areas I frequent. The main issue is that many people wear dark clothing after dark and become invisible when crossing the street. I found light colored shoes and pants show up best. On a bike the front forks and the seat stays are the parts that benefit from a bright contrasting color. Pedal reflectors help a great deal also. A bright headlamp and flashing red tail lamp is good to have on any time. My white Coroplast fairing is a real eye catcher too.
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