Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Rainy Riding from the SFBC

The good folks at the San Francisco Bike Coalition have a new video out (you may remember their training video for the police regarding bike matters) about riding in the rain and at night. Again, it's well done; plus it has "Riders on the Storm" by the Doors, one of my favorite songs, as the background music.


A note on the video:

While San Francisco requires a white front light and rear red reflector for riding at night, Columbus requires a front white light, a rear red light, AND a rear red reflector (keep in mind that most of your rear red lights will also function as reflectors).

People, not speed.

4 comments:

  1. Columbus requires red lights on the front? Check city ordinance #2173.05 "Signal devices on bicycle" http://www.ordlink.com/codes/columbus/_DATA/TITLE21/Chapter_2173_BICYCLES_AND_MOTO.html#7

    BTW, great blog!

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  2. Sorry, typo. I fixed it. Columbus requires a front WHITE light.

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  3. I got caught in some SF (Oakland really) rain this morning. Luckily I had my rain cape in my waterproof pannier.
    Only my lower legs got wet, and I had extra socks with me and shoes at the office. Being prepared makes all the difference between an uneventful commute and a memorable one (in a bad way, of course.)

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  4. I had a similar situation today (on my first bike trip to work since our new baby was born a month ago!). Wore the rain cape, used waterproof panniers, and it was all good.

    Always remember the 6 P's:

    Proper Preparation Prevents Piss-Poor Performance!

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