|This spring think, HIGH VIZ, Mirrors and Lights!|
This means we are going to have to up our visibility and alertness game over the usual lights, bells and whistles. There are a few new gadgets I'm adding to my kit to meet those ends. What's great is that most are relatively easy to implement but can increase your safety factor exponentially. Here's what's new:
|Tie one on.|
|Reflective/Flashing Arm Bands|
These High Viz florescent yellow arm bands add an extra layer of visibility on your bike. Use them as flashing pant leg cuffs or on your upper arm. Easy to see with a reflective strip and flashing light for night time rides. Get them on Amazon or at your local bike shop.
|RearVIZ Mirror Kit|
I'm not a fan of helmet mirrors but cyclists could definitely rock this. Really this could work for the cyclist, athlete or weekend adventurer. Comes in lots of colors so check them out at REARVIZ.com
|High Viz Florescent Yellow Helmet|
Here's something to keep in mind. The majority of road accidents involving cyclists occur when the rider was wearing a BLACK helmet. If that seems to be the only common denominator the studies could find, why not sport a high viz color like this in high traffic areas? This particular helmet is the Lazer Helium which as the name implies is VERY lightweight. Has X-Static padding inside and a dial it in, adjustable fit. There are other bicycle helmets that are right and bright but this one is one of my favorites. Visit Lazersport.com to see the latest colors.
|Rudy Project Short Sleeve Fluro Jersey|
Rudy Project's Short Sleeve Fluro Cycling Jersey has bright accents front and back for extra visibility. Has extra night reflective strips on the sides and three open pouches in back. It's a full zip jersey which I really like. I only wish that it had a zippered pocket in back. Made from "EcoGreen" aka recycled bottles. See these road ready race jerseys online at Rudy Project.
|Remember to keep it BRIGHT out there!|