Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I say "thank you", and she says "I'm not trying to be mean I just had a hard time seeing you".
Again I thank her, and when the light changes we head our separate ways.
My first thought is "I have two red taillights, and two headlights and you have a hard time seeing me?" But I soon except the reality that if I'm hard to see by anyone (no matter what I think) I could be dead.
I hate the Dead.
So as I ride along I ponder how am I hard to see? No I don't have any reflective tape on my bike, and I should probably (definitely) change that, but the Planet Bike Blinky 7 is a freakin' beacon. Rudolph ain't got nothin' on that bad boy...when the batteries aren't dead or dying.
I've been running it in "constant on mode" because of some internet wisdom that it is more visible that way. I guess that wears those little AAAs out right quick. I believe I picked up this light in August after my old tail light was jettisoned on some of Crazytown's finest roads.
Guess I'll have to run it all blinky or be more vigilant about changing the batteries every 3 months.