8 response to "Flashing"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 10, 2022

    Always a good idea.
    I normally always have the rear light blinky going, I should also turn on the headlight.
    Cars are easier to see if the headlights, or daytime running lights are on.

    OT — around here, lots of vehicles have burned out lamps, DRL and headlights, and 90% of the time it is vehicle from a certain manufacturer.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: July 11, 2022

      Based on my observations on foot, on bike, and in car, it always seems to me that (as seen from the front) a flashing headlight makes it much easier to spot an oncoming bicyclist even in bright sunshine. Consequently, I’ve been riding with front (and rear) flasher for many years. Of course, I would prefer the lighting devices actually emitted force fields impenetrable to motorized traffic….

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: July 11, 2022

      I suppose there’s not much need for them on car-free paths and trails, but I never bother to turn them off when I transition from streets to paths.

  2. By: BobinVT Posted: July 11, 2022

    I also became a full time rear flasher user a few years ago. I’ve noticed it’s pretty much become the norm for most cyclists around here.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: July 11, 2022

      It always seems like a puzzling waste of photons when I see bicyclists in the daytime with headlights shining, not flashing. Ditto for rear lights.

  3. By: NancyG Posted: July 11, 2022

    I do the rear flashing light thing on all my rides, but have been of the thought that front flashers make sense. Will begin using that one too I think.

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