Are Yanks In Danger of Ex-Communication?

Background Reading

Summary

The new Flare R light is a USB-rechargeable, 36 gram LED light that pumps out 65 lumens—that’s more than a car’s tail light.

The new Flare R light is a USB-rechargeable, 36 gram LED light that pumps out 65 lumens—that’s more than a car’s tail light.

Chris G K.
Daytime lights give traffic more time to safely pass you on a bike.
We used daytime lights on our Coast to coast ride and had law enforcement officers thank us.

These new LED rechargeable lights are great!


TakeAways

LifePaint is not on the list of allowable products for the True Believers. Just as the Pope of Bicycle Heaven. This product is indeed an affront to cyclists. You might also be surprised to know that many cyclists feel that dressing in brightly colored clothing too is somehow evidence that we cyclists are second-class citizens. And of course there is the question of wearing helmets. Evidently these are part of a vast conspiracy to keep cyclists on the defensive.

Really? Are we really that gullible? Are we incapable of thinking for ourselves? Maybe we should carry our helmets and offering them to the pedestrians (in the crosswalk) with whom we are about to collide to help them sustain a directly blow from our bikes so as not to die a few days later from brain bleeding?

Isn’t it time we stopped getting our knickers in a twist for having some legislator put up for legislation laws that might just save our lives? Really, is wearing brightly colored clothing for daylight riding such a chore? I have a reflective vest or better yet a front and rear light that warns approaching motorists or even other cyclists of our presence?

Head Up Ass The 'ChainLink Prayer Position'

Head Up Ass
The ‘Church of Urban Cycling Prayer Position’

Are we so vain that we cannot take the time to dress in any manner we deem appropriate, garish colors or not, if it saves lives. Does it really matter who offers up free reflective pain to make us more visible to approaching car headlights?

Sheesh!

If this means ex-communication then so be it. But like Martin Luther someone needs to rail against the sales of indulgences. Another set of 95 theses needs to be nailed to the door and another Reformation proclaimed.