Two Wheels - Six Strings

Random news and thoughts about various two-wheeled projects and music, especially my band, Skull Full Of Blues.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Foggy!

It was pretty warm this morning, at 37 F, as I rode to work. But, the visibility was somewhere under 1/4 mile due to the fog.

Add to that the condensation on my glasses (or on the windshield of a car) and visibility was even more limited. I ran both of my 9-LED flashing tail lights, along with both the flashing headlight and steady headlight, and still felt invisible.

This fog would probably seem minor to Meli and her friends out in San Francisco, but we don't have a lot of fog here in Denver, as a general thing. So, people have a hard time adapting their driving to the conditions.

Kinda makes one nervous, on a bike.

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3 Comments:

At 12:44 PM , Blogger Cap'n Unclefather said...

I had a "What is this, San Fran?" thought myself as I was riding this morning.

Kept zipping and un-zipping my jacket as I alternated between getting chilled from the damp fog and then getting too warm.

Weird cycling weather!

I've noticed my headlight doesn't flash as brightly as it once did, and this is definitely the season to have your jive in good working order.

Time to either get some new batteries, or some new lights.

What tail lights are you using?

 
At 12:51 PM , Blogger Jon said...

I use Viewpoint tail lights (http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1030704_-1_56000_20000_56004)

They actually have 9 LEDs, each, rather than 5. I must have been thinking about my old CatEye light, when I wrote the post.

 
At 6:37 PM , Blogger Rat Trap Press said...

Driving in fog is bad but I imagine riding in it would be really scary. I glad to hear you made it through safely.

 

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