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First day with lights.....

gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
edited August 2009 in Commuting chat
Well, I did start out at 5am....warm enough for tee shirt and shorts, but I had to have my lights on...very dark.

Very depressing :-(

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  • Ugh.

    Next , the winter weather watch thread will be bumped...! :(
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  • R_T_AR_T_A Posts: 488
    Man that's depressing.

    Searching for a silver lining....an excuse to buy new winter/night gear? :)
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  • I've used my rear light (a Mars 4) a few times this month. Not 'cos of the darkness, but the weather's been so gloomy.

    To be honest I'm looking forward to winter as it tends to be dryer. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. So I'll do both. :lol::cry:
  • Jay dubbleUJay dubbleU Posts: 3,159
    Unfortunately is also meant the start of the school run again - its been so peacful for the last 6 weeks without all the stressed out SUV drivers :(
  • I just bought myself an Altura Night Vision jacket in Evans sale. I did wonder if that was an unnecessarily pessimistic purchase for August. :(
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  • I just bought myself an Altura Night Vision jacket in Evans sale. I did wonder if that was an unnecessarily pessimistic purchase for August. :(

    You can't beat high-vis. cycle wear. I drove to work one day last week and I spotted a cyclist in a fluro jacket a quarter of a mile away. I saw him long before I spotted a 'camouflaged' cyclist who was a lot closer.

    You've got to keep the odds on your side.

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  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    I just bought myself an Altura Night Vision jacket in Evans sale. I did wonder if that was an unnecessarily pessimistic purchase for August. :(

    You can't beat high-vis. cycle wear. I drove to work one day last week and I spotted a cyclist in a fluro jacket a quarter of a mile away. I saw him long before I spotted a 'camouflaged' cyclist who was a lot closer.

    You've got to keep the odds on your side.

    I used to sing along to this in the '70s.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MFuSMz1zh0

    A nice reminder that high-viz really is a good thing. I was beginning to get comfortable wearing 'not as effective' clothing on my commute. Time to get some high-viz bits and lights for the bike.
  • R_T_AR_T_A Posts: 488
    It was also a bit chilly with the fingerless gloves this morning :(

    Mind you, that was only the first 5 minutes. It was glorious sunshine the rest of the journey :)
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  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    Yup - first day with a single figure temperature on the thermometer. I was stuck deciding between tights and shorts, and long sleeve / short sleeve.

    <sigh>
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  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,948
    Yup - first day with a single figure temperature on the thermometer. I was stuck deciding between tights and shorts, and long sleeve / short sleeve.

    <sigh>

    Mmmm, tights... :lol:

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    SecretSam wrote:
    Yup - first day with a single figure temperature on the thermometer. I was stuck deciding between tights and shorts, and long sleeve / short sleeve.

    <sigh>

    Mmmm, tights... :lol:


    Someone tell me Sam is a girly Sam, not a blokey Sam.... :? :wink:
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  • R_T_AR_T_A Posts: 488
    SecretSam wrote:
    Yup - first day with a single figure temperature on the thermometer. I was stuck deciding between tights and shorts, and long sleeve / short sleeve.

    <sigh>

    Mmmm, tights... :lol:


    Someone tell me Sam is a girly Sam, not a blokey Sam.... :? :wink:

    His location does state he comes from "A lonely place" :shock: :oops: :shock:
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  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    :lol::lol:
  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    Bloody cold this morning too - decided on tee shirt and shorts anyway.....I must resist until it gets freezing cold!
  • dav1dav1 Posts: 1,298
    had a few days where the rain has darkened it enough to need lights the past couple of months. No need for permanent attachment yet though for me thankfully.
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  • Stuey01Stuey01 Posts: 1,273
    I'll be using the lights tonight. still in the office :(
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