The light fantastic

As an all weather cyclist, being seen in the dark is pretty important.

I run two rear lights, two front lights, plus I sometimes have a directional head torch too.

But for being seen, these look pretty amazing. They detect how fast your wheel is turning, and shine at the right moment to light up the front and back third of your wheel. When you’re stopped they strobe round in a circle to draw attention.

I don’t think the front has enough throw to illuminate an unlit road, so for actually seeing where you’re going another light would be required, but for pure “look at me (and don’t crash into me!)” they are, literally, brilliant.

No word on ETA, but I’ll be interested in getting a proper look.

Via http://lifehacker.com/5835803/

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Los Angeles council OKs law protecting cyclists from harassment – latimes.com

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bicycle-law-20110721,0,3219222.story

Good stuff. We should get something like this in the UK.

The ordinance … makes it a crime for drivers to threaten cyclists verbally or physically, and allows victims of harassment to sue in civil court without waiting for the city to press criminal charges.