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Old 06-19-2015, 02:09 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Sven7 View Post
The main reason I'm so biased toward lights is that if you're using only reflective material, you are depending on the motorist to provide the light, and therefore your safety. When I'm on or near a road, I don't depend on other people do do anything, including turn on their lights.
Sven7 have you noticed that people with the newer cars don't turn on their lights until it is really dark now? They have the back-lit gauges in the dash so I guess they can see how fast they are going and don't care that it is dark out. I would not depend on reflectors either.

I run 2 SuperFlashes, one on the back of each support for my rear rack. Makes the bike look like a car from a distance and helps people gauge where I'm at better. I put those on solid then have a flashing light on the back of my helmet. My older Light and Motion Seca 750 is plenty bright for side and front visibility. I actually dim it when cars are coming up on me from the opposite direction.

Please have some rear facing light. Sven7 is right.
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