|Pittsburgh is gorgeous at night. That is all.|
So, instead... I was able to document the differences in a headlamp with a cutoff and one without.
|A very bright headlamp with a cutoff|
|It lights the way very well.|
|Angled down a bit|
|Now, pointed directly in front of the bike:|
I wonder if taking the advice of those polite Canadians "Less Blink, More Glow" would be prudent. Perhaps making the bike more visible vs stabbing everyone around me in the eye with a harsh headlamp is a better option. I love the 'pulse' options of my rear/red lights and have stopped using the flash mode.
So far, no close passes while wearing the antlers. I had one impatient 'fat guy in a pickup', but he didn't buzz me when he had a chance to pass. I'm beginning to wonder if cyclists in Santa hats and other festive-ness protects one from angry drivers. It does bring out many a smile in passers-by and drivers.
The Santa Effect?
The Antler Condom?