And joggers on the paths like to take the Ninja stealth approach and wear black so that they're invisible to approaching cyclists too.johnsienk said:My memories of winter are that MOST cyclist have no lighting. Not only that, but many cycle on fast roads with no street lamps. It is pretty much impossible to see them when I am driving from Chertsey to Goldswort Park (trees around, 50mph speed limit and often no street lights). It is particularly bad when there's traffic coming from the opposite direction dazzling you.
Isn't that what your zoot is for??goo_mason said:And joggers on the paths like to take the Ninja stealth approach and wear black so that they're invisible to approaching cyclists too.
It (presuming you mean the AirZound) would only work if I'd seen said Ninja joggers in advance. By the time you see them on the darker sections of the path in winter, it's too late to give them the horn (fnaaaar !)Hairy Jock said:Isn't that what your zoot is for??
(presuming you mean the AirZound) [/QUOTE]goo_mason;36129][QUOTE=Hairy Jock said:Isn't that what your zoot is for??
Maybe he thought he could out run them...goo_mason said:I did scare the hell out of a jogger last winter though - dressed in black, listening to an iPod, at a well-lit crossroads on the path. I was approaching from behind, and was ringing my bell as he was in the middle of the path. I assumed that he might suddenly go left or right, so I slowed down as I could see that he wasn't hearing me. Well, he did suddenly veer right - but as he did he must have caught sight of my halogen lights out of the corner of his eye and he freaked out; stopped dead, mouth wide open and did a weird dance on the spot with his arms raised straight up and shaking about. I've since seen this dance referred to as 'the funky pedestrian'. I couldn't stop laughing for the next mile.
Tell you what - he was a brave man though; you wouldn't catch me running on a quiet off-road path in the dark at 6.00am without being able to hear what was going on around me. Prime mugger fodder !