Thursday, January 26, 2012

Three Riders

Yes, I rode to work today.

I rode in the rain.

The gear.
I wasn't the only one who rode. That's Deputy M's bike.
When I came out after work the Kawasaki was gone, but Deputy D's Fly150 was there. Three riders in the parking area on January 26. I don't remember that happening before.

Hi-Vis. I wonder if someone could see me as far away as Wisconsin?
  • 35F/2C with light rain for the ride to work.
  • 40F/4C and mist for the ride the dark.


  1. Visible from far away? You wish... you know people still don't see us...

    1. Sonja,
      I believe you are right, people just don't see us. Still, I find myself gravitating toward bolder colors. I figure what can it hurt. That said, I will continue to ride as if, "I were invisible and made of glass." I wish I could remember where I heard that first, but it is so right.

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  2. Keith, what are those alien mitts?? I have read about Maine lobstermen's gloved... is that what they are?

    1. They are Aerostich Triple Digit Rain Cover/gloves.

      Love them.

  3. I wondered what that warm glow was in the south....knew it wasn't the sun....sigh.

    I love those gloves. Sometimes it's hard to find things small enough for me, but I'll look for those. Your backpack is excellent, too!

    1. Glad you could see the glow :)

      It took me a while to warm up to the gloves, but now I love them.

      Good like "Tiny" hands.

  4. Circleblue, hi-viz is good but don't depend on it. You are invisible.

    Good commentary re Hi-Viz

    1. Dom,
      I'm glad you spoke up. As I was commenting to Sonja about my belief we must ride as if we are invisible and made of glass, you were the person who came to mind where I first heard the invisible part. It may have been the post you linked to.

      We must do everything we can do to be unhittable. Hi-Viz is a tool not a solution.