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Old 01-18-2010, 12:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I have a split shift, so I commute 2 miles 4 times a day. I take the bicycle every time unless I need to bring something heavy back one way or the other. The coldest trip so far was -7F wind chill, +9F without wind. Lucky for me my commute is not during normal traffic times, also the whole route is well lit by street lights so I don't use any lighting of my own even at 4:30am.

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Old 01-18-2010, 01:28 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I actually add miles for my bike commute because it's a safer route.
I use the Moab night rider HID/LED light. Amazing! I have a blackburn Mar 3.0 tail light (3 way for visibility). I'm planning on adding some reflective tape to the fenders.
I hear you. I add 4 miles round trip for routing and won't ride if the visibility is below 1 mile.
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I have a split shift, so I commute 2 miles 4 times a day. I take the bicycle every time unless I need to bring something heavy back one way or the other. The coldest trip so far was -7F wind chill, +9F without wind. Lucky for me my commute is not during normal traffic times, also the whole route is well lit by street lights so I don't use any lighting of my own even at 4:30am.
Rough riding at 4:00 am. Even though your light on traffic wouldn't at least a blinkie make you move visible. Car are not expecting someone to be riding at 4:00 in the morning or when it's below 0.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:38 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Rough riding at 4:00 am. Even though your light on traffic wouldn't at least a blinkie make you move visible. Car are not expecting someone to be riding at 4:00 in the morning or when it's below 0.
Maybe if I start seeing any cars on my route I might rethink it but for now no cars to avoid.
Just a few startled dog walkers a year.

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