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Really like the new Hi-Vis jacket and gloves. I think it really does help. :thumb:

After my neighbor was hit from behind and killed it made me want to try something. :eek:

Weljo helped me with some awesome buys! :thumb:
 

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Glad you like them...:)
 

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Really like the new Hi-Vis jacket and gloves. I think it really does help. :thumb:

After my neighbor was hit from behind and killed it made me want to try something. :eek:

Weljo helped me with some awesome buys! :thumb:
I'm with your brother! :thumb:

I have people from work tell me they see me waaaaaaay up in front of them in traffic, even in the dark.
 

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I'm very convinced that since wearing my bright reflective yellow vest and installing my Denali D2 aux light, drivers have been able to see me a lot better. The sheer number of "close calls" and general stupidity displayed by drivers specifically towards me has dropped noticeably since adding the lights.
 

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Ride sweep with a small group some time and look at the riders in front of you. The ones wearing high viz gear and/or white helmets stand out. Black is practically invisible.

Yes, make yourself visible, but don't get complacent. Keep on assuming no one sees you, and on the off-chance someone does see you assume their plan is to run you over.
 

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Ride sweep with a small group some time and look at the riders in front of you. The ones wearing high viz gear and/or white helmets stand out. Black is practically invisible.

Yes, make yourself visible, but don't get complacent. Keep on assuming no one sees you, and on the off-chance someone does see you assume their plan is to run you over.
+1 And watch out for the person that looks right at you as they run you over! :eek:
 

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In my neck of the woods, if they glance over their shoulder more than once, be ready for a lane change. Apparently that is the same thing as using your turn signal.
 

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I have been wearing hi-viz for a couple years now, and I think it really does make a difference. Still have to watch for people, but my close calls are almost non existent. One time my jacket was in the wash and I went for a ride with my old jacket, a dark grey one. Had two close calls in 40 miles.
 

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IF you don't have hi-vis gear for whatever reason ($...?), you can get a hi-vis vest at Cycle Gear in various colors, for $29 + tax to wear OVER your present jackets.
 

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My buddies make fun of my hi viz phantom, but they definitely see me.





I don't always wear hi vis, but I do on trips and when I know I am going to be in traffic situations.

Like others have said, I still ride like I am invisible.
Yeahhh....those guys look like the type to make fun of anything High-Viz. Gotta say man, that suit is awesome!!!
Does it get killer hot in the summertime?
BIGO
 

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twowheeladdict...thats a great looking suit.:thumb::thumb:
 
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