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To Be Seen Or Not To Be Seen

by RL Policar

I own one of these reflective vests. Actually I found it on the side of the road while I was driving. However, I haven’t started using it yet.

Do own one and if so, do you use it?

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12 Responses to “To Be Seen Or Not To Be Seen”

  1. Barmental says:



  2. Anonymous says:

    This is the kind of vest I’d wear.

    Photo ripped off from Squirrel’s blog so might as well credit the source-

  3. JW says:

    I recently bought the following reflective vest from Nashbar:

    It is very bright. I am considering writing the letters G-E-E-K on the back to reality of my situation. However, my wife loves it. Between the vest and three big lights on my bike and helmet, she no longer worries about me not being seen when riding in the dark. Some sacrifices are worth making.

  4. Dan says:

    I’ve thought about it. My morning rides were very limited this summer since Indiana decided to observe Daylight Saving time.

  5. I use a reflector belt that I wrap around my Camel Back.

  6. RL Policar says:

    So Jay, what are you willing to give Nick to do your \”dare?\”

    CommuteByBike only encourages safe and sane cycling.

    Jay why don\’t YOU send us a picture of you wearing..or are ya\’ Chicken?

  7. Nick says:

    Dares are empty threats, Jay, and I’m no McFly. Find proper compensation, and I’ll rock the fines-doubled-for-speeding-in-a-work-zone look for a day.

  8. Don says:

    My wife and I, both bike commuters, have modified 2 so that they velco onto our backpacks. This time of year we also were these type of vests when we go out running after work.
    I’m a firm believer in being seen on the roads.

  9. Doug says:

    I use a reflective strap.

  10. Jay says:

    I think we should all dare Nick to wear one of these during his commute. Must have pictures to prove it. Come on Nick…are you chicken??

  11. Warren T says:

    I commute with a backpack so, no, I don’t use one. However, my co-worker fellow bike commuter bought one at a hardware store for cheap and swears by it.

  12. Nick says:

    Heh. No. My bag has a blinkie and two huge reflective stripes on it. I see people wearing them occasionally, ususally going very slow.

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