Regular 70-something readers know how miserable I am when daylight savings time ends. That first bike ride home from work after dark sucks.
Each year I tell myself that I‘m getting too old to bike at night. And then I think about walking to the bus stop after work, waiting for the bus in the cold, and walking home from the bus stop. I decide I am up for another year of riding in the dark.
Unlike most cyclists who tune up their bikes in March, I do mine in October. I need to have fresh anti-freeze in my brake cables. And unlike many young, “immortal” night bike riders, I wear a neon yellow jacket over my parka, and my bike has blinking lights front and back. I want the drivers to see me.
This year I have a new addition to my bike. It’s called BikeGlow Safety Light. It is a string of flashing lights that wrap around the bike frame, and it is very cool.