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The Lazy Randonneur Offers Up Some Good Arguments For Casual Dress on the Bike

by Josh Lipton

I enjoyed this post today by the Lazy Randonneur, Why dont I dress up like a trafficcone?While I strongly agree with the sentiments to not dress up like a techno clown, I would argue that visibility is still quite an important thing to consider. I like to achieve visibility through bright front and rear lights installed on my bike that I run day and night, so that my clothing choice doesn’t matter and I’m visable even when I’m wearing street patterned camouflage.

Most of the time I wear dark colours cycling. Why dont I wear one of those traffic cone inspired bike outfits? This question has 3answers:
  • I mostly ride for transportation so I wear the clothes I would wear if I walked, drove or took a bus.
  • My risk assessment tells me street clothes are safe for cycling.
  • I want to promote cycling as something beyond a sporting activity or transportation for a select group of geeks.

See the full post at the Lazy Radonneur.

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