25 October 2010

People who ride bikes: Will you PLEASE, for the love of any or all gods, illuminate yourselves

You don't have to wear spandex. You don't have to wear special bike clothes. You don't have to wear a yellow jacket, an orange safety vest, velcro ankle straps, or even a helmet. You don't have to festoon yourself and your bike with reflective material as though you had a fetish for it. You don't have to don anything remotely athletic or have any item on your person that gives any hint that you rode a bike to your location. But you DO have to have lights. You especially have to have lights if you're going to do stupid shit like ride the wrong direction on the wrong side of a one-way street.

2 Comments:

At 26 October, 2010 05:14, Blogger Sproactually said...

Most cyclists who are lightless don't drive cars, and around here they are the working poor. The only thing harder to see besides a jay walking pedestrian crossing a 3 lane state highway in dark clothes is someone on a bicycle. You have no silhouette for me to see.

Lights a 1/2 hour before sundown and 1/2 hour after sun up.

 
At 26 October, 2010 14:59, Blogger Jennifer said...

I'm fairly certain these are students who are nearly crashing into me every night.

 

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