Marcus Aurelius wrote:You’re not thinking particularly clearly. What if you get separated from your bike / ‘bent / whatever
Maybe I'm not thinking clearly. Is there a scenario where this happens on the road at night which isn't either (a) massively unlikely, eg you somehow come off the bike and land unconscious in the carriageway while the bike bounces out of sight, or (b) entirely ridiculous, eg you suddenly notice that you're unexpectedly walking and your bike fell off half a mile back? I get separated from my bike when I stop at a petrol station for coffee, but I don't think wearing dark clothes would increase someone's chances of being run over while punching buttons on the Costa Express machine next to the tills.
Marcus Aurelius wrote:or the lights fail
Personally I tend to have two plus reflectors and I look behind myself on a regular basis to check that all is well but, granted, even then it's a tiny mathematical possibility. You have successfully identified a risk which, should I choose to wear black clothes, I will have failed to have eliminated.
Marcus Aurelius wrote:or you’re stood away from your nice bright, well lit bike / trike / quadricycle / whatever. trying to fix a mechanical?
Who stands away from their bike whilst standing in the road? How do you even fix a mechanical without standing next to the bike that has the mechanical problem? (Presumably Mr Tickle, but he's bright orange.) Why would you stand in the road to fix a mechanical? I'm struggling with this one. I might still not be thinking clearly.
Marcus Aurelius wrote:Don’t think just about when you’re on the bike / quadricycle / ordinary / velocipede.
So you never go walking in dark clothes, then? And presumably you think anyone who does is suicidal even if
they're carrying lights?